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Tyler Hicks/The New York Times United States Customs and Border Protection agents waiting to inspect cars at Nogales, Ariz., an area where marijuana smuggling has been active. Stationed in Deming, N.M., Mr. Gonzalez was in his green-and-white Border Patrol vehicle just a few feet from the international boundary when he pulled up next to a fellow agent to chat about the frustrations of the job.
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley today rejected an effort by 11 Occupy Sacramento defendants to have their curfew violation cases dismissed. Attorneys for the 11 defendants arrested during protests last month at Cesar Chavez Plaza said the law enforcement actions taken against them violated their free speech rights. Frawley set the trial dates on the 11 defendants for Dec. 13. © Copyright The Sacramento Bee.
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If you have been arrested and released without charge you may be able to sue the police for assault and unlawful imprisonment. When the police arrest you they must have reasonable grounds to suspect you of an offence. Even if you're released without charge the police may still have had good reason to suspect you - it will depend on the circumstances.
W hen the old Police Complaints Authority was in place, many civil cases succeeded where formal complaints failed. It remains to be seen whether the establishment of the IPCC will alter this state of affairs. If you are considering bringing a civil action you should ask a lawyer as soon as possible to advise you on your chances of success and the possible amount of damages you might receive.
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Each week, Mashable picks a popular song, finds 10 covers of it and asks you to vote for your favorite. Ever since Facebook brought real-time music streaming and discovery to users’ News Feeds and profiles, Spotify integration has shown us that our friends are huge fans of American indie pop band Foster the People. It’s no wonder several dozen musicians have covered the band’s hit song “Pumped Up Kicks” on YouTube. We’ve chosen 10 of the best versions and corralled them into the video gallery below.
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Here are the 16 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Tuesday, October 25, 2011: Oakland CA police and police from surrounding agencies are being accused of using excessive tactics and force against #OccupyOakland protesters in a series of teargas volleys and raids on encampments that continued late into the night. One video , shown at top above, shows protesters carrying off an injured man they claim is a veteran who was hit in the head with a less-than-leathal projectile. Meanwhile, in the video below that , a protester testifies how they came under fire while trying to tend to an injured person who wasn’t moving after a volley of teargas and other ordinance.
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Memorial to Sean Bell at the place of the shooting The Sean Bell shooting incident took place in the New York City borough of Queens , New York , United States on November 25, 2006, when three men were shot at a total of fifty times by a team of both plainclothes and undercover NYPD officers, killing one of the men, Sean Bell, on the morning before his wedding, and severely wounding two of his friends, Trent Benefield and Joseph Guzman. [ 1 ] The incident sparked fierce criticism of the police from some members of the public and drew comparisons to the 1999 killing of Amadou Diallo . [ 2 ] Three of the five detectives involved in the shooting went to trial [ 3 ] on charges ranging from manslaughter to reckless endangerment , and were found not guilty . [ 4 ] [ edit ] Background
Patrick Moses Dorismond (February 28, 1974 – March 16, 2000) was a security guard and father of two children who was killed by an undercover New York Police Department officer during the early morning of March 16, 2000. The undercover police officer approached Dorismond and his friend as they were standing outside the "Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge" and asked him where he and his partners could purchase marijuana . [ 1 ] One of the officers, Anthony Vasquez, shot Patrick Dorismond in the chest during a scuffle. The officers claim the scuffle began when Dorismond became angry after they propositioned him, loudly declaring he was not a drug dealer. They state he threw a punch at a second officer and with his friend, Kevin Kaiser, began attacking him.
Amadou Bailo Diallo (September 2, 1975 – February 4, 1999) was a 23-year-old immigrant from Guinea who was shot and killed in New York City on February 4, 1999 by four New York City Police Department plain-clothed officers: Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon and Kenneth Boss, who fired a combined total of 41 shots, 19 of which struck Diallo, outside his apartment at 1157 Wheeler Avenue in the Soundview section of The Bronx . The four were part of the now-defunct Street Crimes Unit . All four officers were acquitted at trial in Albany, New York . [ 1 ] Diallo was unarmed at the time of the shooting, and a firestorm of controversy erupted subsequent to the event as the circumstances of the shooting prompted outrage both within and outside New York City .
The 2004 Palm Island death in custody incident relates to the death of Palm Island, Queensland resident, Mulrunji on Friday, 19 November 2004 in a police cell. The death of Mulrunji led to civic disturbances on the island and a legal, political and media sensation that continued for three years culminating in the first time the Attorney General indicted an individual for a criminal trial since the public prosecutor's office was established and the first trial of an Australian police officer for a death in custody . The officer was acquitted by a jury in June 2007.
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