Danièle Watts, an African-American actress who played Coco in Django Unchained and appears as Martin Lawrence’s daughter on FX’s Partners, says she was handcuffed and detained on Thursday by police in Los Angeles who suspected she was a prostitute.Read more…
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A convicted murderer who absconded from Glasgow’s Barlinnie prison has been traced by police in Kirkcaldy.
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Americans may be sweating UAVs’ privacy implications, but in Wyoming, lawmakers are trying to make sure police can have weapons in the sky.
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Guy Blouin, 48, died in Quebec City, Canada, last week. According to witnesses, he had been run over by a police cruiser after riding his bicycle the wrong way on a one-way street, and officers continued to arrest him even after blood poured out of his mouth.Read more…
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A battered iPhone belonging to missing schoolgirl Alice Gross could hold key information that may help find her, police say.
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One man is found stabbed to death and another with serious injuries by police called to reports of an armed robbery at a shop in Derbyshire.
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Police appeal for witnesses after a teenage girl died following a collision between two cars at a petrol station in Linwood, Renfrewshire.
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A former Metropolitan Police firearms officer accused of the murder of Azelle Rodney is granted bail by a judge at the Old Bailey.
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Public polling offers us evidence-based insight into the beliefs of the American people. But it cannot offer us explanations. For example, a shocking number of black people seem to have little faith in the police. But why? Read more…
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Police investigating shots fired from a gun in an Edinburgh street are appealing for information about a car seen in the area at the time.
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Community organizers say District Attorney Craig Watkins’ plan for a civil rights unit that will investigate police shootings is a step in the right direction, but warn it doesn’t go far enough in a city where people of color make up the majority of those killed in police shootings. The gaping disparity could provide a basis for a Department of Justice investigation into systematic civil rights violations.
Continue reading Dallas District Attorney Announces Plan for New Unit to Investigate Police Shootings: Will It Go Far Enough?
A report finds an incident in which a policeman was hurt when his Taser went off accidentally could have been prevented.
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Police confirm the identity of a man whose body was discovered on a beach at Prestonpans in East Lothian.
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You may remember Shane Bauer as one of several American writers imprisoned by Iranian hardliners for more than two years. So when the Mother Jones reporter seems a little creeped out by the militarism on display at a SWAT convention in California, you might want to pay attention.Read more…
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In the latest stage of Shaquille O’Neal’s career transition from beloved NBA big man to character in a Shaquille O’Neal film, the former center applied to become a reserve police officer in Doral, Florida last week. Preparing for an upcoming role in Kazaam 2: Crime Wizard, is he?Read more…
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A two-year-old accidentally discharged his police officer father’s f.380-caliber Kel-Tec semi-automatic pistol while the two were standing in line at a Wendy’s in Middleburg, Fla. Shattered bullet fragments caused minor injuries to the boy’s foot, his grandfather who was also waiting with him, and two other customers standing in line.Read more…
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In July, NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo put Eric Garner in a chokehold, and Eric Garner died. This is bad, commissioner Bill Bratton admits, but the answer isn’t making chokeholds illegal. It’s making cops sit in a classroom for a few days, then letting them back out.Read more…
Continue reading NYPD Boss to Send Cops to Class Instead of Outlawing Chokeholds
Last month, Fusion found that 184 police agencies across the U.S. had been suspended from the Pentagon’s notorious military-issue weaponry program for losing the guns they were given. The news site visited nine California departments in search of their lost armaments, with funnysad results.Read more…
Continue reading Cops Are Sorry They Keep Losing Cool Guns That the Military Gives Them
Police identify a woman’s body found in Loch Morlich a week ago as Sandra Davison, 52, from Kendal, Cumbria
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Police investigate a serious sexual assault in a supermarket car park in Dumfries in the early hours of Sunday.
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