Sheriff’s Deputy Kills Black Man in North Carolina

The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office said that a deputy who was executing a search warrant fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City, N.C. Residents gathered at the scene to demand answers.

#andrew-brown-jr, #black-people, #elizabeth-city, #elizabeth-city-n-c, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #north-carolina, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Officer Who Gave $25 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s Defense Loses Job

Lt. William Kelly of the Norfolk Police Department in Virginia was relieved of duty by city officials, who said his support for the Kenosha, Wis., shooting suspect undermined the public’s trust in law enforcement.

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After Chauvin Verdict, Police React With Relief and Some Resentment

Unions and chiefs applauded the guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, but rank-and-file officers were left feeling anxious.

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After the Derek Chauvin Verdict, the War Continues

The fight for equality doesn’t end after a single conviction.

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Buoyed by Floyd Verdict, Congress Eyes New Bid to Overhaul Policing

A bipartisan effort to change policing practices collapsed last summer after George Floyd’s murder by a white officer. Can a “guilty” verdict and President Biden’s call for action resurrect it?

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‘A Horrendous Tragedy’: The Chaotic Moments Before a Police Shooting in Columbus

New video and 911 calls shed light on what led up to the fatal shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant, who the police said was wielding a knife before an officer fired the four shots that killed her.

#columbus-ohio, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #ohio, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-columbus-ohio

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Biden and Harris on the Chauvin Trial Verdict

The president and the vice president addressed the nation on Tuesday evening.

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Teenage Girl Fatally Shot by the Police in Columbus, Officials Say

The use of deadly force in Ohio happened just before the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd.

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Kim Janey, Boston’s Mayor, Challenges Police on Sex Abuse Scandal

Three weeks into her tenure as Boston’s acting mayor, Kim Janey has done something her predecessor did not: order the police to release documents about a leader accused of sexual abuse.

#boston-mass, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elections-mayors, #janey-kim-1965, #mayors, #organized-labor, #police, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #rose-patrick-m, #sex-crimes

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White Police Officer to Face Charge She Intimidated Son’s Black Friend

Officer Patricia Lio of the Milton Police Department in Massachusetts is accused of berating her son’s 14-year-old Black friend about his stance on the Black Lives Matter movement.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #discrimination, #lio-patricia, #massachusetts, #milton-police-department, #police

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Minnesota Values White Comfort More Than Black Lives

As I walk around my hometown, I see so many boarded up buildings. Who is really being protected?

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A Chase and a Fatal Split-Second Decision: How an Officer Killed Adam Toledo

In just under one second, the 13-year-old from Chicago appeared to toss away a handgun and turn with his hands raised before being shot.

#chicago-ill, #police, #police-department-chicago-ill, #stillman-eric-e-chicago-ill-police-officer, #toledo-adam-d-2021, #your-feed-visual-investigations

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What to Know About the Chicago Police Shooting of 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo

Body camera footage showed that a Chicago officer fired a single shot into the boy’s chest after chasing him down a dark alley.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #chicago-ill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #illinois, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-chicago-ill, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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The Blue Wall of Silence Is Starting to Crack

Police say, ‘This is not who we are.’ Prove it.

#black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #chicago-ill, #minnesota, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #virginia

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France Lawmakers Pass Contentious Bill Extending Police Powers

The legislation was criticized by civil rights groups and political opponents, who intend to challenge its constitutionality.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #france, #law-and-legislation, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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Daunte Wright’s Death Is a Call to End Armed Traffic Stops

Automated technology and unarmed monitors could do most of the job more efficiently and more safely.

#black-people, #minorities, #police, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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Mayor Calls for Calm as Chicago Awaits Video of Police Fatally Shooting 13-Year-Old

The body camera footage was expected to be released on Thursday.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #chicago-ill, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #internal-storyline-no, #lightfoot-lori, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #toledo-adam-d-2021

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N.Y.P.D.’s Robot Dog Returns to Work, Touching Off a Backlash

Deployed at a public housing building, the device drew condemnation as a stark example of police power and misplaced priorities.

#american-civil-liberties-union, #artificial-intelligence, #bowman-jamaal, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #police, #police-department-nyc, #robots-and-robotics, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #surveillance-of-citizens-by-government

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My Police Union Holds Bad Cops Accountable

The Ethical Society of Police isn’t afraid to speak out against police misconduct.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #st-louis-mo

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What to Do About Killings by the Police

After the death of a second Black man, readers call for federal action and suggest ending most traffic stops.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minnesota, #police, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wright-daunte-d-2021

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Biden Picks Trump Critic Chris Magnus to Run Border Agency

Chris Magnus, the Tucson police chief who carried a Black Lives Matter sign at a protest, was chosen to lead Customs and Border Protection.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #border-patrol-us, #citizenship-and-immigration-services-us, #customs-and-border-protection-us, #family-separation-policy-us-immigration, #homeland-security-department, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #magnus-chris-1960, #police, #united-states-politics-and-government

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While Not Common, Police Officers Have Mistaken Pistols for Tasers, Sometimes with Deadly Outcomes

One of the most famous cases happened in 2009 in Oakland, Calif., where a transit officer shot and killed Oscar Grant III.

#firearms, #minneapolis-minn, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #stun-guns, #wright-daunte-d-2020

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Judge Frees Former Dallas Police Officer Charged With Capital Murder

The decision came after a prosecutor conceded that he did not have enough evidence, “as we sit here today,” to pursue the charges against Bryan Riser.

#creuzot-john, #decisions-and-verdicts, #douglas-albert-d-2017, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-department-dallas-tex, #riser-bryan-dallas-tex-police-officer, #saenz-liza-d-2017

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Chicago to Release Video of Deadly Police Shooting of a 13-Year-Old

The shooting has tapped into a tide of anguish and frustration in Chicago neighborhoods that have been gripped by recurring gun violence.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #chicago-ill, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lightfoot-lori, #mcdonald-laquan-d-2014, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-chicago-ill

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London Police Officer Convicted of Membership in Neo-Nazi Group

Benjamin Hannam, 22, is the first British police officer to be convicted of a terrorism offense, according to the local news media. He joined the neo-Nazi group National Action in 2016 and became a police officer in 2018.

#fringe-groups-and-movements, #great-britain, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

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Officers ‘Could Have Ended Their Restraint’ of George Floyd Sooner, a Supervisor Says

Mr. Chauvin said the officers had to restrain Mr. Floyd because he would not stay in the back of a police car. “He was going crazy,” he said.

#chauvin-derek-1976, #police

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Suffolk County, Where Police Call the Shots

Fiscal conservatives and liberal activists both want to curb the power of police unions in Suffolk County. Can they do it?

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Minneapolis Police Investigate Punching of a Black Teenager by an Officer

The events were recorded on video by an eyewitness and came as residents had been protesting another teenager’s arrest in connection with what police said was a “violent felony carjacking.”

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What Are the ‘Kill the Bill’ Protests in Britain All About?

Britain’s policing and crime bill has set off a string of demonstrations in cities around the country. So what is the proposed legislation and why are people protesting against it?

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #everard-sarah, #great-britain, #law-and-legislation, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #police, #women-and-girls

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Meet Wyoming’s New Black Sheriff, the First in State History

The appointment is symbolic for both Wyoming and the Mountain West, which has been insulated from much of the national reckoning over race and policing.

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New York lawmaker wants to ban police use of armed robots

A black robot that is in the abstract shape of a dog.

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New York City councilmember Ben Kallos says he “watched in horror” last month when city police responded to a hostage situation in the Bronx using Boston Dynamics‘ Digidog, a remotely operated robotic dog equipped with surveillance cameras. Pictures of the Digidog went viral on Twitter, in part due to their uncanny resemblance with world-ending machines in the Netflix sci-fi series Black Mirror.

Now Kallos is proposing what may be the nation’s first law banning police from owning or operating robots armed with weapons.

“I don’t think anyone was anticipating that they’d actually be used by the NYPD right now,” Kallos says. “I have no problem with using a robot to defuse a bomb, but it has to be the right use of a tool and the right type of circumstance.”

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#digidog, #police, #policy, #tech, #wired

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Traffic Cops Return to Rome’s Landmark Piazza

While motorists in Rome are known for their chaotic driving, the return of police officers directing traffic at the intersection was greeted by many as a sign of normality at a difficult time.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #italy, #police, #roads-and-traffic, #rome-italy, #sordi-alberto

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Police Mishandled Black Lives Matter Protests, Reports Say

Inquiries into law enforcement’s handling of the George Floyd protests last summer found insufficient training and militarized responses — a widespread failure in policing nationwide.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Sarah Everard and the U.K.’s Deadly Violence Against Women

The killing of Sarah Everard has exposed the deadly truth of violence in Britain.

#assaults, #everard-sarah, #gender, #great-britain, #london-england, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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U.K. Policing Bill Examined After Sarah Everard Vigil

Proposed legislation that would grant the British police more powers to control protests is being debated this week, and it faces renewed scrutiny after an outcry over the breaking up of a memorial event.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #great-britain, #khan-sadiq, #london-england, #palace-of-westminster-london-england, #police, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Police Shrugged Off the Proud Boys, Until They Attacked the Capitol

Two Proud Boys accused of leading a mob to Congress followed a bloody path to get there. Law enforcement did little to stop them.

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A Drunken Hazing, a Fatal Fall and a Cornell Fraternity’s Silence

Antonio Tsialas was thriving in his first year at college. Then he was found dead in a gorge, and the fraternity that recruited him closed ranks. What happened is still a mystery.

#cornell-university, #fraternities-and-sororities, #hazing, #ithaca-ny, #phi-kappa-psi, #police

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Charles Hill, Detective Who Found ‘The Scream,’ Dies at 73

His investigations, often conducted under cover, led to the recovery of Munch’s masterpiece as well as stolen paintings by Vermeer and Titian.

#art, #deaths-obituaries, #detectives-private, #great-britain, #hill-charles-1947-2021, #munch-edvard, #police, #robberies-and-thefts, #scotland-yard-metropolitan-police-service

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Three Are Killed in Houston Shooting

A fourth person was wounded in a parking lot, the police said early Thursday. Information on a suspect or a motive was not immediately available.

#deaths-fatalities, #houston-tex, #police

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Five Oklahoma Officers Charged in Shooting Death of 15-Year-Old Boy

First-degree manslaughter charges were brought against the police officers after body-camera footage showed them shooting Stavian Rodriguez multiple times after he dropped a gun, prosecutors said.

#fraternal-order-of-police, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #oklahoma-city-okla, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Iowa Journalist Who Was Arrested at Protest Is Found Not Guilty

In a rare case, Andrea Sahouri, a Des Moines Register reporter, was prosecuted after she was arrested while covering a protest against racism and police violence last May.

#des-moines-iowa, #des-moines-register, #freedom-of-the-press, #news-and-news-media, #police, #sahouri-andrea

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Police Unions Won Power Using His Playbook. Now He’s Negotiating the Backlash.

As officer perks and protections draw new scrutiny, an architect of longtime police bargaining tactics says unions are at risk of losing it all.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #delord-ron, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #organized-labor, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #politics-and-government, #san-antonio-tex

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N.Y.P.D. Releases Secret Misconduct Records After Repeal of Shield Law

Inspired by racial justice protests, the Legislature repealed a law blocking police misconduct records from scrutiny. Now the outcomes of thousands of cases are available online.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #civilian-complaint-review-board, #garner-eric, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc

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Furor in Rochester After Police Pepper-Spray Mother With Toddler

A woman accused of shoplifting was sprayed with a chemical irritant and knocked to the ground in front of her daughter, the latest altercation between the police and Black residents.

#black-people, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #prude-daniel-d-2020, #rochester-ny, #singletary-laron-d

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‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Is the Latest Film to Punt on Politics

Both “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “BlacKkKlansman” are rooted in issues of radicalism vs. the system, but the dramas rely on morally opaque characters that undermine the stories.

#black-panther-party, #blackkklansman-movie, #judas-and-the-black-messiah-movie, #movies, #police

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North Carolina Officer Slams Dog Into Car, Prompting Investigation

A video obtained by a TV station appears to show an officer in Salisbury, N.C., hoisting a police dog off the ground by its leash and shoving it into the side of an S.U.V.

#dogs, #north-carolina, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-salisbury-nc, #salisbury-nc

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Ex-Police Chief Charged With Attempted Murder After Arson Spree

Investigators said David M. Crawford, who resigned as the police chief of Laurel, Md., in 2010, had targeted “victims with whom he had previous disagreements.”

#arson, #crawford-david-m, #district-heights-md, #fires-and-firefighters, #laurel-md, #maryland, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #prince-georges-county-md

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A Black Police Officer Is Reinstated, 121 Years Later

The Los Angeles Police Commission voted last week to restore the badge of Robert William Stewart, one of the city’s first Black officers.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #los-angeles-calif, #police, #police-department-los-angeles-calif, #stewart-robert-william-1850-1931

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Digidog, a Robotic Dog Used by the Police, Stirs Privacy Concerns

The New York Police Department has been testing Digidog, which it says can be deployed in dangerous situations and keep officers safer, but some fear it could become an aggressive surveillance tool.

#boston-dynamics, #digidog, #police, #police-department-nyc, #privacy, #robots-and-robotics

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How One State Managed to Actually Write Rules on Facial Recognition

Massachusetts is one of the first states to put legislative guardrails around the use of facial recognition technology in criminal investigations.

#aclu-of-massachusetts, #boston-mass, #clearview-ai-inc, #discrimination, #facial-recognition-software, #kade-crockford, #law-and-legislation, #massachusetts, #police, #politics-and-government, #privacy, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #search-and-seizure

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