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Video Shows Cop Slam, Beat Black Man After Alleged Jaywalking. The Sacramento Police Department on Tuesday announced a formal investigation into the actions of one of their officers who was seen slamming a black man to the ground and beating him — all sparked by an alleged case of jaywalking.

Video Shows Cop Slam, Beat Black Man After Alleged Jaywalking

The video, released Monday, has sparked national outrage. It shows the officer confronting the man, identified as Nandi Cain Jr., as he crossed an intersection and attempting to talk to Cain but the situation quickly escalates. After some words are exchanged while Cain is standing in the street, the officer then violently throws Cain to the ground and begins to punch him in the head. The events leading up to the incident were not captured by the camera, and it is not possible to hear the conversation between Cain and the officer before the incident occurred. Oakland's Creepy Police Sex Scandal Just Took A Brazen Turn. Dash cam video shows unarmed black man with hands in air before Tulsa police shoot him dead.

Cops Shoot Unarmed Deaf Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language « Memory Hole. Matt AgoristFree Thought Project Charlotte, NC — A community and family is mourning the loss of Daniel Kevin Harris, whose life was taken this week by a State Trooper who apparently fears sign language.

Cops Shoot Unarmed Deaf Mute Man as He Tries to Communicate Using Sign Language « Memory Hole

Harris, who is deaf and mute, was gunned down in front of his house. According to police, trooper Jermaine Saunders attempted to pull Harris over around 6:14 p.m. on Thursday. For an unknown reason, Harris did not stop and, instead, drove to his home. During the pursuit, both cars became damaged and eventually came to a stop near Harris’ home. Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death. People walk by a mural depicting Freddie Gray in Baltimore on June 23, at the intersection where Gray was arrested in 2015.

Prosecutors Drop All Remaining Charges Against Officers In Freddie Gray's Death

Prosecutors in Baltimore have dropped all remaining charges against police officers related to Gray's death while in police custody. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption. Disabled teen sues TSA, Memphis airport after bloody scuffle. MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A disabled St.

Disabled teen sues TSA, Memphis airport after bloody scuffle

Jude Children's Research Hospital patient was injured, and then arrested, by security workers at a Memphis International Airport checkpoint, a lawsuit alleges. CBS affiliate WREG-TV reports that 19-year-old Hannah Cohen was flying home to Chattanooga on June 30, 2015, after receiving treatment at Memphis-based St. Jude. Attorneys say Hannah Cohen has an impairment from radiation and removal of a brain tumor, and she is limited in her ability to talk, walk, stand, see and hear. The lawsuit says an alarm went off as she and her mother were going through a security checkpoint operated by the Memphis International Airport Police Department and the Transportation Safety Administration.

Book Review: And Nobody Died in Boston Either (2016) « Memory Hole. State-sponsored terrorism with Hollywood special effects (9/10)Edited by James Fetzer, PhD, and Mike PaleckReviewed by Brian R.

Book Review: And Nobody Died in Boston Either (2016) « Memory Hole

Wright [Note: The Coffee Coaster is proud to publish this review on April 15, 2016—241 years after the British were ordered to march on Lexington and Concord, Mass., thus leading to, on April 19th, the first colonial armed resistance that produced British casualties: the ‘shot heard ’round the world’ and the beginning of American Independence. [And, ironically, the third.

12 Year Old Girl Slammed To Floor, Knocked Unconscious By School Cop In Shocking Video. Undercover Officers Ask Addicts to Buy Drugs, Snaring Them but Not Dealers. The tactic would seem at odds with the public positions of some of the city’s top politicians and law enforcement figures, including Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, and the Manhattan district attorney, , who have expressed support for reducing prison and jail populations by finding ways to treat mental health problems and addiction.

Undercover Officers Ask Addicts to Buy Drugs, Snaring Them but Not Dealers

“We all talk a lot in this city about the public health crisis of drug addiction, and yet we take a very regressive approach to locking people up,” said Tina Luongo, who heads the Legal Aid Society’s criminal practice. Photo Last year, nearly 5,000 people were charged in New York City with dealing small quantities of heroin or cocaine, and in 2014, just over 6,000 people faced such charges. WATCH: Kansas City police unleash pepper spray on demonstrators outside another chaotic Trump rally. Police were caught on video using pepper spray on demonstrators outside a Donald Trump rally in Kansas City on Saturday.

WATCH: Kansas City police unleash pepper spray on demonstrators outside another chaotic Trump rally

A protester filmed the incident while standing in a crowd of demonstrators when police officers, two on horseback, started spraying them. The Twitter user, Chris, and his friends were talking among themselves and at one point jokingly yelled “Save the horse!” In reference to a jittery-looking police horse. It’s not clear what prompted the officers to do so, but several began spraying the crowd of protesters, moving down the line. Chris posted that the officer “walked up spraying us.” How To Predict Bad Cops In Chicago. Protests against police violence raged on in Chicago over the weekend, with some demonstrators demanding Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s resignation over the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a police officer who is now charged with his murder.

How To Predict Bad Cops In Chicago

The charges came more than a year after officer Jason Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times, drawing scrutiny of the department’s handling of the case and of police misconduct in Chicago more broadly. At the heart of the reaction to the McDonald case are the questions of whether officers like Van Dyke are the exception or the rule, and how much responsibility the police department has to identify and discipline violent officers, as well as those who commit other types of misconduct. Alabama cop paralyzed Indian grandfather; judge throws out case after two racially charged trials. Sureshbahi Patel was walking on the sidewalk outside of his son’s home in an Alabama suburb on the morning of Feb. 6, 2015, minding his own business, when a white police officer approached him, frisked him and threw him to the ground, leaving him paralyzed.

Alabama cop paralyzed Indian grandfather; judge throws out case after two racially charged trials

The 57-year-old grandfather had just arrived to the U.S. from a small town in India, and did not understand English. He reportedly said “no English” and repeated the address of his son’s home to the cop as he approached him. A neighbor had called Madison, Alabama police claiming they saw someone “suspicious” wandering around the neighborhood. Cops Tased A Mentally Ill Non-Criminal To Death, And They Can't Be Prosecuted. Editorial: Murder in My Name. Eight years ago, I heard what sounded like a car backfiring.

Editorial: Murder in My Name

About a minute later, there was a knock on my door. Horrifying video shows cops sic K-9 on infant daughter of a man they mistook for a suspect. On January 30, 2015, a health food store in Henderson called the police after a disgruntled customer, attempting to return some protein powder, allegedly threatened to rob them. The store described the suspect to police as a black male wearing a black and tan t-shirt who left in an SUV. As police responded to the call, they quickly stopped the first person they saw, who happened to be Arturo Arenas-Alvarez. Arenas-Alvarez had just pulled up in the shopping center to do some shopping when police drew their weapons and demanded he put his hands in the air and step toward them. Cops didn’t know this camera caught them deleting video of the murder of Laquan McDonald. Accused of deleting the surveillance video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s death, several officers appeared in recently released screenshots tampering with Burger King’s computers before the footage mysteriously disappeared.

Although 86 minutes of the surveillance video have gone missing, including the moment that McDonald was gunned down, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez claims no one tampered with the footage. Surrounded by officers and suspected of breaking into cars on October 20, 2014, Laquan McDonald, 17, was attempting to walk away from a group of Chicago cops when Officer Jason Van Dyke exited his patrol car. According to initial reports, McDonald was armed with a knife and lunged at Officer Van Dyke.

Fearing for his life and the lives of his fellow officers, Van Dyke shot the teen in the chest out of self-defense. But according to witness statements and police dashcam video, McDonald was walking away when Van Dyke opened fire. Chicago Releases 'Chilling' Video Of Cop Shooting Teen 16 Times. Vicious Police Beating Of Stanislav Petrov Sparks Call For Federal Probe. City Of Chicago Moves Forward With $5.5 Million Reparations Package For Jon Burge Torture Victims: Chicagoist. (Photographer Name/Source)In this June 8, 2010 file photo, former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge arrives at the federal building in Chicago.

Burge was released from a halfway house in February after serving 4 1/2 years for lying about the torture of suspects. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) Victims of police torture by Jon Burge and his notorious “midnight crew” are one step closer to reparations today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel agreed to a package deal for survivors which includes a $5.5 million dollar fund. Survivors of Burge and his men say they were subjected to a variety of abhorrent and brutal torture procedures when being questioned— most often for crimes they knew nothing about— including electro-shock, Russian roulette, mock executions, beatings and more. "It's only now after decades of litigation, investigative journalism and organizing that the truth has come out,” said Joey Mogul, an attorney with the People’s Law Office. WATCH: Cop chases motorcyclist 38 miles for running stop sign — then shoots him and kicks him off his bike.

In researching the Texas Department of Public Safety’s history of using excessive force, the Austin American Statesman stumbled across footage of a high-speed police pursuit that lasted 38 miles and ended when the cop shot the suspect and forced him off his motorcycle with what the New York Daily News colorfully describes as a “leaping karate kick.” Just past midnight on December 23, 2012, in unincorporated Chambers County, Texas, 25-year-old Steven Gaydos ran a stop sign on his Suzuki 750.

DPS Trooper Abraham Martinez, who happened to be waiting in a nearby parking lot, pulled out in his cop car in pursuit of the scofflaw motorcyclist. But Gaydos didn’t stop. And neither did Martinez. Video shows Texas cop slam suspected drunk driver to ground as woman’s terrified daughter watches. Police slammed a Texas woman to the ground in a drunken driving arrest caught on video by an onlooker.

The video recorded Tuesday shows Round Rock Police Officer Ben Johnson speaking with 27-year-old Viviana Keith and then attempt to force her onto the hood of his patrol car, reported KVUE-TV. But Keith resists, and the officer throws her face-first to the ground – where the woman hit her head and was knocked unconscious. Keith’s 6-year-old daughter, who was in the car, is then seen walking over to check on her mother as Johnson rolls the woman over and checks her pulse.

“When I look back at the tape, I can see her head bounce off the concrete because when he threw her down, she wasn’t able to brace herself,” said the witness who recorded the video, who asked to remain anonymous in fear of retaliation. Baltimore Police Beat Journalist During Protest (GRAPHIC VIDEO) Cop Makes Woman Sit In Hot Car To See How Her Dog Felt: Police Blotter.

This undated photo provided by the Jackson, Tenn. Police Department on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 shows Farro, a police dog, and his partner, K9 Officer Jeremy Stines. Albuquerque cop arrested for allegedly beating suspect after turning off body cam. Watch: Cops break woman’s face because ‘she flunked the attitude test’ during drunken arrest. Elderly black man arrested for walking with golf club sues Seattle cop. Ten Shocking Facts About Baltimore. Poisonous cops, total immunity: Why an epidemic of police abuse is actually going unpunished. The death of Freddie Gray while he was in the custody of the Baltimore Police is just the latest police-involved death over the last several months that has prompted us to question just how widespread this kind of alleged misconduct really is. A couple of months back, in a seminal address on law enforcement and race, FBI Director James Comey told a Georgetown University audience that there could be no definitive answer to that question, because the federal government lacked even the most basic information on the number of civilian deaths in police custody.

Rollingstone. Photo shows rifle-toting Chicago cops posing with a black drug suspect like a hunting trophy. Former Chicago police officers Jerome Finnigan and Timothy McDermott pose with an unidentified suspect (Chicago Sun-Times from a court filing) Cop Suspended After Video Emerges Of Brutal Arrests At Teen Pool Party.

Life imitates art: California cops beat mentally ill man with batons in the heart of John Steinbeck country. ‘Paramilitary thugs': Colorado man livid after SWAT blows up his entire home in pursuit of shoplifter. Cops Take Phone From Man Filming Them, Then Pepper-Spray Him. Jailhouse Snitch Tapes Reveal How Cops Recruited A Serial Murderer To Be Their Informant. WATCH: Mob of Philly cops assault man holding crying baby for not paying his $2.25 transit fare. Michigan cop charges black college student with felony for waiting to pull over in well-lit area.

‘Shut the f*ck up or I will break your f*cking neck': Dallas cop threatens teen after mistaken 911 call. NYPD Officers Beat Autistic Teen in Front of His Home, Lawsuit Says - Fordham - DNAinfo.com New York. Huffingtonpost. Huffingtonpost. One day after Sandra Bland’s death, 18-year-old Kindra Chapman was found dead in jail. WATCH: NYPD officers beat young black man who had his hands up over allegedly-stolen pizza.

My Dunkin’ Donuts Cops Adventure. Seattle bus driver’s eyeglasses camera reveals deputies lied — now they face discipline instead of him. Rollingstone. America’s New Brutalism: the Death of Sandra Bland. ‘I’ll put a bullet hole right through your f*cking head': Off-duty Mass. cop suspended for threatening driver. Florida cop placed on leave after video of him treating a homeless man like an animal emerges. 14 Years Ago, a Woman Vindicated Me Now. WATCH: Calif. cop draws his gun after resident films him from his own driveway. Woman Publicly Sodomized in Gas Station Parking Lot by Cops Because they 'Smelled Weed'

WATCH: Disabled vet rips cop who told him he couldn't park in handicap spot because 'you can walk' Arizona detention officer charged with punching unruly inmate jailed on minor charge. The Case for Banning High-Speed Police Chases. LAPD urges officers to be community guardians, not warriors on crime. Huffingtonpost. WATCH: TX man stumbles into jail lobby seeking help but dies after deputies pile on him instead. Disturbing video shows Taser death of Natasha McKenna in jail: ‘You promised me you wouldn’t kill me’ Colorado man ticketed for broken windshield in parking lot of auto glass repair shop: ‘Definitely a bummer’ Florida police officers fired after rupturing man’s spleen and leaving him screaming in pain for 2 hours. Texas School Resource Officer Caught on Camera Choking and Slamming 14-Year-Old Student «

WATCH: Unarmed black woman beaten and tackled by Florida cops for filming arrest of her husband. Here's How Police Could End Up Making Body Cameras Mostly Useless. Prairie View Police Taser Councilman In His Own Front Yard - Rebel News. She was guilty of being a black girl: The mundane terror of police violence in American schools. Video Shows Officer Flipping Student in South Carolina, Prompting Inquiry.

WATCH: Arizona cops assault unarmed man for pulling out his phone during profiling stop.