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Mozambique: Municipal Police Condemned for Attack On Journalists

Maputo — The Mozambican chapter of the regional press freedom body MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa) has strongly condemned the municipal police in the northern city of Nampula for a physical attack against four journalists on Tuesday. According to a MISA-Mozambique press release, the victims of the police assault all work on private television stations. They were Leonardo Gimo of TV Sucesso, Faizal Abudo and Simao Mugas, reporter and cameraman of TV Muniga, and Emerson Joaquim of Afro TV. They went to the head offices of the Nampula municipal police, because they were investigating the alleged illegal detention of three youths by the municipal authorities. The Nampula nucleus of MISA-Mozambique said the three youths belonged to an association calling itself "Mentes Resilientes" ("resilient minds"). They were detained by the…
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Republicans mark anniversary of George Floyd’s death by working to weaken police reform bill

When we talk about George Floyd, himself, remember this always: xHe was not just a victim. His death was not just a catalyst for activism and protests.#GeorgeFloyd was a man. A father. A brother. A friend. His life mattered. Sending love & light to his family and loved ones today. pic.twitter.com/LkKwPAyQRx— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) May 25, 2021 On this day, members of Floyd’s family are meeting with President Joe Biden, a man who has always kept that humanity in mind—but whose push to get the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed by this anniversary has run into Republican obstruction. Negotiations over some police reform legislation continue in the Senate, but the Republican price for maybe possibly passing something is to water it down, especially by protecting qualified immunity for police. “While we are still…
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Six Capitol Police Officers Suspended After Insurrection | National

The United States Capitol Police has reportedly suspended six officers and is investigating nearly 30 others in connection with the deadly January 6 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol building. According to a statement provided to The Hill, the Capitol Police’s Office of Professional Responsibility is investigating a total of 35 officers, and that “Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman has directed that any member of her department whose behavior is not in keeping with the Department’s Rules of Conduct will face appropriate discipline." WTTG reported on Thursday (February 18) about the investigations, while CNN relayed about the possible additional probes. Investigators are reportedly looking through social media posts and allegations that officers may have been involved in the riot. Last month, the Capitol Police confirmed it was investigating the actions of some…
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Capitol Police Boosting Security Around Lawmakers After The Capitol Insurrection

The Capitol Police is boosting security around lawmakers in the wake of the Capitol insurrection, according to an email obtained by The Associated Press. Timothy P. Blodgett, the acting sergeant at arms, wrote that “Capitol Police will be stationed at area airports and Washington’s Union Station on busy travel days,” the outlet reported. Additionally, the agency is setting up an online portal so lawmakers can notify them of their travel plans. “Members and staff should remain vigilant of their surroundings and immediately report anything unusual or suspicious,” the email reads. The news comes after Capitol Police arrested a man with a gun and 20 rounds of ammunition outside the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. The man, identified as 71-year-old Dennis Westover, had “Stop the Steal paperwork” with him “that…
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Mozambique: Police Commander Sacks Frontier Police Leaders

Maputo — The General Commander of the Mozambican Police, Bernadino Rafael, announced on Wednesday that he has removed the entire command of the First Regiment of the Frontier Police, stationed at Namaacha, on the border between Mozambique and Eswatini. He added that all members of the frontier police stationed a few kilometres away at Macuacua are facing disciplinary proceedings. These moves follow an exposure by the independent television station STV of a racket whereby the frontier police at Macuacua allowed Mozambicans to cross the border into South Africa illegally, in exchange for a bribe of 200 South African rands (about 13 US dollars) per illegal immigrant. Speaking to STV in Namaacha on Wednesday morning, Rafael said a Commission of Inquiry had looked into the claims made in the STV investigation…
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Police identify man shot to death while driving Rolls-Royce in Buckhead

Brandon Hamilton, 43, was pronounced dead at a hospital after crashing the vehicle into a tree on Piedmont Road, according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer Anthony Grant.Investigators said Hamilton was driving in the Lindbergh area shortly before 3 a.m. At some point, a car pulled up alongside his vehicle, and someone inside it started shooting, Grant said.n","_id":"https://twitter.com/EmmanuelAcho/status/1354458405218340866?s=20","additional_properties":{"comments":[],"_id":1611793041661},"provider_name":"Twitter","height":null},"type":"oembed_response"},{"_id":"5XX2VMHTYBEHRJFQR7IMJP37VM","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611783787603},"type":"text","content":"By Wednesday afternoon, the team made the decision to remove the lineman, who had played five games this season, from the team."},{"_id":"VPK7HHKW5JAT7JHADMP5LWJUGA","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611783787604},"type":"text","content":"“The Seahawks are saddened by the details emerging against Chad Wheeler and strongly condemn this act of domestic violence. Our thoughts and support are with the victim. Chad is a free agent and no longer with the team,” the Seahawks said in a statement."},{"_id":"ZW67DOALS5HR7NCRSEUKLUPX34","additional_properties":{"inline_comments":[],"comments":[],"_id":1611783787605},"type":"text","content":"A Kent Police Department report obtained by the Times revealed…
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Police body-cam footage shows standoff between cops and suicidal teenager

Newly-released police bodycam video captures a dramatic standoff between cops and a suicidal Florida teenager who then shoots himself moments before police riddle him with bullets. One of the bullets that struck 18-year-old Devon Gregory was from his own gun, the Jacksonville medical examiner announced, though coroners have yet to determine if that was the shot that killed the teen, First Coast News reported. The 19-minute video, released late Thursday, shows Gregory asking cops to shoot him as he sits in the front passenger seat of a car during a traffic stop on San Juan Avenue. Four Jacksonville cops — guns drawn — repeatedly try to calm him down. But Gregory refuses to raise his hands and initially tells the officers he’s reaching for his cellphone. The exchange grows increasingly…
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Man pleads guilty to helping set fire to Minneapolis police precinct

A man pleaded guilty on Thursday to helping set ablaze a Minneapolis police precinct during a George Floyd protest in May, a report said. Bryce Williams, 26, of Minnesota, copped to a charge of conspiracy to commit arson in connection to the May 28 fire at the Third Precinct, the Star Tribune reported. Williams helped torch a Molotov cocktail, which was then tossed inside the precinct by another man, the charges say. He also tossed a box onto an existing fire outside the precinct’s entrance, according to the charges. Three other men were charged in the same indictment with breaching a perimeter fence and setting fire to the precinct. But, Williams, so far, is the only one who pleaded guilty. Protesters had been targeting the Third Precinct, where the four…
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Washington man arrested mid-interview — for a job with state police

A Washington man applying for a job with the state’s police force got arrested mid-interview. The 31-year-old admitted something that set off alarms as he was going through the background check and polygraph test process for a gig with the Washington State Patrol on Tuesday, local outlet KING-TV reported. “A person in the application process for a civilian job with the WSP disclosed information that raised concerns of criminal activity,” a police spokesman said in a statement. Officials didn’t divulge exactly what the man said — but it resulted in him getting cuffed on two counts of child rape. Investigators said the incident happened years ago, but didn’t provide more details. The creep’s name wasn’t released. Source link
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Florida cops release video of fatal police shooting of 2 black teens

Florida authorities released dashcam video Tuesday of a police-involved shooting that killed two black teens after outraged family and community members demanded answers from authorities over the shooting. Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies Jafet Santiago-Miranda and Carson Hendren were investigating a possible stolen vehicle in the Cocoa area when they encountered 16-year-old Angelo Crooms and 18-year-old Sincere Pierce on the road Friday morning, Sheriff Wayne Ivey said. Dashcam video shows two police cruisers following the teens, who pull into a driveway of a home. Santiago-Miranda immediately gets out of his patrol car and repeatedly tells them to, “Stop the vehicle!” The deputy approaches the car as it begins to drive away and then shoots multiple times into the driver’s side, video shows. Cynthia Green, Pierce’s aunt, told Florida Today she was…
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Police release more details about Million MAGA March arrests

Police on Monday released new details on the violence that broke out at the “Million MAGA March” in Washington DC — including about a skirmish between a Trump supporter and a group of counter-protesters. DC Police Chief Peter Newsham said four people were arrested, including one for assault, at the scene of Saturday’s caught-on-camera altercation near 17th and I streets, The Washington Post reported. A short clip of the altercation — which was shared by President Trump with the caption “Human Radical Left garbage did this. Being arrested now!” — showed the Trump supporter being hit from behind with a sign and falling to the ground. However, investigators were looking into whether the man who was hit provoked the attack, Newsham said, apparently referring to a longer version of the…
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Police arrest DC man in firework attack after Million MAGA March

A man was arrested for allegedly hurling fireworks at people in the aftermath of the “MAGA Million March” in Washington DC, police said Sunday. Javien Michael Dawson, 26, was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon for Saturday’s attack on the 1600 block of K Street, not far from the White House, cops said. Video had shown counter-protesters throwing debris — and then fireworks — at a small group of Trump supporters sitting outside a P.J. Clarke’s restaurant in that area after the rally. Police said that at around 5:40 p.m. on Saturday, Dawson “discharged a commercial grade firework at several victims at the listed location.” He then fled, but was nabbed by responding officers. Dawson was one of at least 21 people arrested during the unrest. Six people were…
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AOC defends ‘defund the police’ mantra after Dem losses

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her support for “defund the police” Thursday night after an election season in which Republicans weaponized the mantra to paint Democratic opponents as anti-cop and soft on crime. Democratic leaders complained that two issues closely associated with AOC — defunding the police and socialism — contributed to Democratic losses in House races last week, including Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis ousting first-term Democratic Rep. Max Rose in the Staten Island congressional race. AOC defended her position when a 14-year-old student asked her during a virtual town hall meeting to define the meaning of “defund the police.” Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialist congresswoman who was easily reelected to a second term last week in the 14th district taking in parts of The Bronx and Queens, admitted that some critics…
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‘Top Cop’ Kamala Harris’s Record of Policing the Police

Ms. Harris began her second term as attorney general the next year by outlining steps to make policing fairer and more transparent, saying “we must acknowledge that too many have felt the sting of injustice.” Still, she hesitated, refusing to endorse AB-86, a bill opposed by police unions that would have required her office to appoint special prosecutors to examine deadly police shootings.In San Francisco, the police killed 18 people during Ms. Harris’s six years as attorney general. But if there was a single flash point, it was the shooting of 26-year-old Mario Woods in December 2015. Widely circulated cellphone videos showed officers surrounding Mr. Woods — disturbed, strung out on methamphetamines and armed with a steak knife. Five officers fired 46 rounds, hitting him with 21.A series of rallies…
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Asked About Black Americans Killed by Police, Trump Says, ‘So Are White People’

The president’s remarks were the latest example of his refusal to acknowledge the racial discrimination that even many in his own party have said must be addressed. But Mr. Trump, who recently retweeted a video of a supporter shouting “white power” and said he would oppose a bipartisan effort in Congress to remove Confederate names from military bases, has displayed no intention of trying to bridge the country’s racial divide.Asked in the CBS interview how he felt about the use of the Confederate battle flag in public settings like NASCAR races, the president said: “With me, it’s freedom of speech. Very simple. Like it, don’t like it, it’s freedom of speech.”Asked if he understood that the flag was a painful symbol to many people as a reminder of slavery, Mr.…
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NYPD Police Killings 1979 to 1990

NYPD Killings 1979 to 1990 This is a 90 percent complete list of persons killed by the New York City Police Department between 1979 and 1990. It does not include many of the well known high profile cases like that of 30 year old African American businessman, Arthur Miller, who was choked to death by approximately 16 officers of Brooklyn's 77th precinct in New York City on June 17th, 1978. That killing led to the formation of the Brooklyn, N.Y. based, Black United Front (BUF). The Black United Front expanded to become a national organization headquartered in Chicago. Also, this listing does not include the February4th 1999 murder of the 23 year old African American Amadou Diallo (immigrant from Guinea, West Africa) who was murdered in the doorway of his…
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Minneapolis Police Department Is Withdrawing From Union Negotiations in Wake of George Floyd’s Death

(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minneapolis Police Division will withdraw from police union contract negotiations, Chief Medaria Arradondo said Wednesday as he presented the vital steps in what he said would possibly per chance per chance per chance be transformational reforms to the company within the wake of George Floyd’s death. Arradondo said an intensive overview of the contract is planned. He said the contract desires to be restructured to present more transparency and flexibility for factual reform. The overview would detect at issues akin to serious incident protocols, use of force, and disciplinary protocols, along side grievances and arbitration. He said it’s debilitating for a first-rate when there are grounds to discontinuance an officer and a third-event mechanism works to care for that person on the boulevard. “This work desires to…
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Valerie Jarrett Says She Doesn’t Support Defunding Police Departments: ‘Democracy Depends Upon Having Law Enforcement’

Valerie Jarrett stated the protests one day of the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s killing have “shone a gentle-weight” on issues between police and communities of color. But President Barack Obama’s broken-down senior manual stated she does no longer toughen defunding police departments, which has become a rallying yowl for quite loads of activists. “Democracy relies upon having law enforcement,” Jarrett stated as segment of the TIME100 Talks, when requested if she supports defunding the police. “The downside here is that much of our law enforcement we all know is no longer correct.” Jarrett stated she thinks that mayors and metropolis councils ought to re-assessment their budgets each 365 days. “I would argue you would want extra cash for law enforcement— in recruitment, and training, alongside with equipment,…
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White Woman Who Called Police on a Black Man at Central Park Apologizes, Says ‘I’m Not a Racist’

In a video that has gone viral, a white girl keeping her canine by the collar in Contemporary York Metropolis’s Central Park can even be heard pronouncing “I’m calling the cops…I’m gonna dispute them there’s an African American man threatening my lifestyles.” The girl, since acknowledged as Amy Cooper, apologized for making the resolution in a Monday night time interview with NBC 4 Contemporary York. “I sincerely and humbly apologize to everyone, especially to that man, his family,” she acknowledged. “It used to be unacceptable and I humbly and entirely apologize to everyone who’s viewed that video, everyone that’s been offended…everyone who thinks of me in a lower gentle and I note why they produce.” “When I judge regarding the police, I’m the kind of blessed person. I’ve advance to…
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I’m a Black American Vet and a Former Police Officer. I Decided to Speak Up With My Camera

Doug Barrett, 37, is a photographer, Navy Feeble and used police officer from Atlanta who moved to Kansas in 2011. I used to be a used police officer in Gwinett County, Ga., working in SWAT and narcotics. So, fragment of why I have joyful taking pictures photos and transferring into the thick of issues is on account of I perceive the laws enforcement level of view. I perceive being a dim American with a camera in my hand. Ka’ Neisha Collins -US Navy & Ulyses Bridges in Junction City, Kans., Could maybe per chance 29, 2020. Doug Barrett I made a Facebook post remaining Thursday about my experiences to portion with other folk in Manhattan, Kans., on account of so many of us respect been reaching out to me that…
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Chicago Mayor Fires City’s Police Superintendent Over ‘Ethical Lapses’

(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired the city’s retiring police superintendent Eddie Johnson on Monday, citing “ethical lapses” that included telling lies about a recent incident in which Johnson was found asleep at the wheel of his car after having drinks. Named to the job in the wake of a police shooting that killed a black teenager, Johnson was dismissed after the mayor reviewed an inspector general’s report and video evidence related to the night in mid-October when officers discovered him unconscious in his SUV. He initially blamed failure to take his blood pressure medication and said he had a few drinks with dinner earlier in the evening. The officers did not conduct any sobriety tests and let their boss drive home. Johnson “engaged in a series of actions…
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Anger Over Texas Black Woman Killed by Police

Atatiana Jefferson was killed by police in her home in Fort Worth, Texas. For African American community residents in Fort Worth, Texas, and across the country, this latest unjustified police killing of an African American ‘underscores the lack of Credibility of police within the African American community. in the Fort Worth Neighborhood, the fact that Atatiana was killed by Police just strengthens the community distrust. Killed By Police in Her Home Following the fatal shooting of Atatiana in her home by a white officer in Fort Worth, Texas, community members make it clear that they have little faith in the role of law enforcement in the city. Killed by Police in Front of Her 8 Year Old Nephew [caption id="attachment_64031" align="alignright" width="300"] Police officer Aaron Dean Atatiana Jefferson[/caption] Atatiana Jefferson,…
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Innovative citizen initiatives open access to police data

As outrage mounts over fatal police shootings of unarmed civilians, a growing number of police departments nationwide are releasing data on officer-involved shootings, use of force, and traffic stops. In North Carolina, where Charlotte and Fayetteville are participating in the White House initiative, a related effort is underway to make accessible policing data statewide. The nonprofit Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ) last month launched a searchable database of all stop, search, and use-of-force data from traffic stops in the state since 2000 — 20 million in all — with details on race and ethnicity. While North Carolina has been the nation's leader in traffic stop data collection for years, accessing and analyzing the data has been difficult. SCSJ's Open Data Policing NC website allows users to find detailed information on each…
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U.S. Police Have Shot Dead 385 People In Five Months: REPORT

By Kelly Chen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. The death rate is more than twice that tallied by the federal government over the past decade, a count that officials concede is incomplete, the newspaper said. The analysis is based on data the Post is compiling on every fatal shooting by police in 2015, as well as of every officer killed by gunfire in the line of duty. "We are never going to reduce the number of police shootings if we don't begin to accurately track this information," said Jim Bueermann, president of the Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving law…
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Did Police in Texas Murder Sandra Bland?

Sandra Bland Stopped by Police On Friday, July 10th, 2015, Sandra Bland, an African-American woman was returning home from a job interview in Waller County, Texas, when she was stopped by police. According to police, she had improperly signaled a lane change. Three days later, Sandra Bland was found dead in a local jail cell. A video taken by a bystander during the arrest (included in the playlist above) shows Sandra Bland shouting that the officer had slammed her head into the ground. According to police, Sandra Bland was taken into custody and charged with "assault of a public servant." Sandra Bland Found Dead in Jail Cell Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith said that Bland was "found in her cell not breathing from what appears to be self-inflicted asphyxiation." It…
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Freddie Gray Death – Homicide – 6 Police Arrested

Arrest Warrants Issued for 6 Police Officers in Death of Freddie Gray I cried today watching the press conference of Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby regarding the death of Freddie Gray. As someone who has been involved in the struggle for justice for decades, including helping to lead numerous demonstrations against police brutality and killing of African American men, going as far back as the 1978 killing of black businessman Arthur Miller (shot 24 times by officers in Brooklyn NY's 77th precinct), it was extremely emotional for me to see a young elected African American prosecutor use the full weight of her office and order the arrest of 6 police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. As I watched Marilyn Mosby exercise the power given to her by the…
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When the Police Kill Your Son: A Mother's Story

When the Police Kill Your Son: A Mother's Story When the Police Kill Your Son: A Mother's Story I was introduced to Kathy Oliver, an African-American, at a Jamaican social club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It came out during our conversation that she was introduced to Jamaican culture by her significant other, a Rastafarian named Martin. She remarked that she had written a book about the death of her son at the hands of the police in Tamarac, Florida. She explained that she undertook the work as a way of working through her grief and wanted to share her experience with other mothers who had lost sons to violence. Weeks later she handed me a stack of hand-written sheets and I was faced with the daunting task of producing a…
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Secret Grand Juries +White Police and Prosecutors=No Justice & Dead Black Men

  Editor's Statement - #BlackLivesMatter Local Prosecutors have Conflict of Interest Prosecuting  Police  Special Prosecutor Needed when Police kills African American No Secret Grand Jury #BlackLivesMatter   The Grand Jury The grand jury, a secret, anti-democratic and coercive tool, has been used repeatedly by prosecutors in the US to indict people whom they want to indict. If you're called before a grand jury, you have no rights, can't take a lawyer with you, and you're compelled to testify or face possible jail time. This process has been used and abused by prosecutors to produce indictments when that is the outcome that the prosecutor wants. It is this history that calls into serious question the prosecutorial conduct in both the Ferguson, Missouri, murder of Michael Brown and the Staten Island, New York, murder…
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Police Brutality – Protect Your Rights

Police Brutality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSwITK4jjQ Police brutality and outright murder against Black people in the US  is a persistent problem that will not go away. One Black Man Is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes. It has been said, and demonstrated in practice, that police in America have a license to kill Blacks with impunity. The killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri is only one of numerous cases of police violence and murder against African Americans. And, in every case that I can think of or recall, going as far back as Arthur Miller in Brooklyn, the police got away with murder.  From Abner Louima and Amadou Diallo (pictured below ) to Sean Bell (pictured left) and Oscar Grant, Black men in the United States of America are murdered,…
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