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Database of police settlements

Five Thirty Eight published a database of police settlements at Github—a unique body of information that reveals the financial costs incurred by America's excessively violent cops. But it cautions against using the information to draw comparisons between jurisdictions. As we describe in an accompanying article, this data has major issues. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, America, Data, Mistakes, Police Brutality, Github

Police killings: how does South Africa compare?

An examination of South African statistics reveal that the police are substantially more violent than those in the United States or Canada The post Police killings: how does South Africa compare? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Washington Post, Police, Canada, United States, South Africa, National, Police Brutality, Police Killings, Openaccess, Independent Police Investigative Directorate, South African Police Service, Canadian police, Lockdown, Top Six, United States Police, South Africa (country

75-year-old protestor sues cops who fractured his skull

Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old Black Lives Matters protester who was shoved to the sidewalk by Buffalo police in June, causing his skull to shatter, filed a lawsuit against the officers and the department. NBC News reports that Gugino is seeking economic damages and punitive damages "in an amount sufficient to punish them and deter others from similar conduct." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Nbc News, Lawsuits, Buffalo, Police Brutality, Gugino, Martin Gugino

How to use the Siri 'I'm Getting Pulled Over' shortcut to record police encounters during traffic stops with your iPhone

A young woman being stopped at night by police. RichLegg/Getty Images The Siri "I'm Getting Pulled Over" shortcut is made to keep you safe during police traffic stops, and record the scene. Once you activate the shortcut, it'll turn on Do Not Disturb, send your location to designated contacts, and start recording video. You can download the Siri shortcut for free, and set it up using your iPhone's Shortcuts app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Launched as part of A...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Police, Trends, Siri, Arizona, Police Brutality, Recording, Control Center, Robert Petersen, Traffic stops, Siri How, Tech Insider, Do Not Disturb, Phone Camera, Ios 12

Police union loses bid to keep list of bad cops secret

The New York Times reports that New York's police unions have lost a legal bid to keep disciplinary records secret. This moves the state closer to revealing a "vast trove" of information about police misconduct, hidden from the public for decades. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, New York, News, New York Times, Police Brutality

The LAPD Asked Ring Owners to Hand Over Footage of BLM Protesters

The Los Angeles Police Department has asked locals to turn over footage their Amazon Ring doorbell cameras may have picked up of Black Lives Matter protests, according to a new report by the Intercept.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Science, Articles, Surveillance, Social Issues, Police Brutality, Ring, Neighbors, Los Angeles Police Department, Crime Prevention, Amazon Ring, Terrorism In The United States, Crime Mapping, Closed Circuit Television, LAPD Asked Ring Owners

Charges dropped against cops who shoved elderly man over and cracked his skull

Martin Gugino spent nearly a month in hospital after a Buffalo cop pushed him over, cracked his head on the pavement and left him to bleed there with a fractured skull. Though charged after the incident, officers Robert McCabe and Aaron Torgalski are off the hook: the charges have now been dropped. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Police Brutality, Robert McCabe, Martin Gugino, Aaron Torgalski

A grand jury refused to indict the 2 buffalo police officers who shoved and injured a 75-year-old man at a BLM protest

Riot police in Buffalo shove Martin Gugino during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd. Reuters A Buffalo grand jury dismissed felony assault charges against two Buffalo police officers. In June, the two officers shoved 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground, fracturing his skull. Erie County DA John Flynn said he believed the officers committed a crime, but not at the felony level. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Erie County Di...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, Trends, Buffalo, Police Brutality, Andrew Cuomo, Trump, Flynn, Erie County, WKBW, John Evans, Buffalo Police, Gugino, John Flynn, WKBW Buffalo

Killer cop Derek Chauvin received whites-only guard detail in jail

A lawsuit alleges that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin received a whites-only guard detail while he was briefly jailed after killing the unarmed black man George Floyd last year. Jail superintendent Steve Lydon earlier confirmed that he had issued the policy to "limit exposure to employees of color"; the lawsuit brings the details. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Minneapolis, Racism, Police Brutality, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Steve Lydon

Police in Barrie, Ontario, "looking into" video of officer beating skateboarder with taser

Canadian cop plays "Simons says" with a skateboarder, then beats him with a taser.— Rob Beschizza (@Beschizza) February 5, 2021 Disturbing video taken in Barrie, Ontario, shows an angry police officer striking a detainee in the head with a taser, then striking him again with his fists. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police Brutality, Simons, Barrie Ontario

Teaching police departments about autism

According to KPIX CBS 5 in the Bay Area, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department has made it mandatory for all 1,000+ officers on the force to attend an autism workshop as part a 3-day crisis intervention training program. Sheriff's deputy Matthew Clark says officers' chances of encountering someone with autism are greater than ever. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police, Mental Health, Autism, Police Brutality, Policing, Disabilities, Bay Area, Fix The Police, Disability Rights, Matthew Clark, KPIX CBS, Police Reform, Autistic, Neurodiversity

Tacoma terror cop plows through crowd in police SUV

A police officer in Tacoma plowed into a crowd of people Saturday night, hospitalizing at least one of those run over. The crowd, of about 100 people, were gathered late at night to watch drivers do donuts in an intersection. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police, Police Brutality, Tacoma

Two of the cops who killed Breonna Taylor fired

Louisville Police Department Detectives Myles Cosgrove (right), who shot Breonna Taylor in her apartment, and Joshua Jaynes (left), who lied to get the warrant for the March 13 raid, were fired yesterday—the only "justice" they're likely to see. A third officer, Brett Hankison, was earlier fired and charged with endagering Taylor's neighbors. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police Brutality, Taylor, Louisville Police Department, Breonna Taylor, Myles Cosgrove, Brett Hankison, Joshua Jaynes

Louisville Police are actually trying to fire the cops who killed Breonna Taylor

It's a New Year's miracle! From the Louisville Courier-Journal: The Louisville Metro Police Department is seeking to fire two more officers in the police shooting of Breonna Taylor — one who sought the "no-knock" search warrant for her apartment and a second who fired the fatal bullet. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police Misconduct, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Police Killings, Louisville, Fix The Police, Police Accountability, Louisville Metro Police Department, Police Reform, Police Unions, Louisville Police, Police Acting Badly, Breonna Taylor

The problem with generalisations

Despite the media's wish for a neat story, the African continent's response to Covid-19 is all over the map The post The problem with generalisations appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, World Health Organisation, Police Brutality, Openaccess, Cyril Ramaphosa, Lockdown, Top Six, South African Government, Sean Jacobs, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19

Vacaville cop filmed beating police dog

A police dog was 'removed from the home' of an officer who was filmed beating it, reports SFGate's Katie Dowd. A clip of the incident was posted to Facebook by a local resident []. The Vacaville Police Department said the animal was removed and placed in the care of a third party, but it refused to name the officer and defended his actions, claiming the animal was "aggressive towards his handler." — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Police Brutality, Vacaville, Vacaville Police Department, Katie Dowd

City of Aurora files to dismiss Elijah McClain wrongful death lawsuit

The City of Aurora, Colorado is attempting to get a court to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Elijah McClain, who died in August 2019. In case you missed this story, Elijah McClain was a 23-year-old Black massage therapist who was walking home from the store while listening to music. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Police Brutality, Aurora Colorado, Aurora, Elijah McClain

Disney Security's Unofficial Challenge Coins Are a Different Sort of Collector's Item

As the owner of a substantial portion of the world’s most popular pieces of intellectual property, the Walt Disney Company is more than used to seeing its characters and branding pop up in unofficial, unlicensed places. In some instances, like when the family of a recently deceased child attempted to feature…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Marvel, Disney, Racism, Military, Walt Disney Company, Theme Parks, Police Brutality, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Black Lives Matter, Collectibles, Mickey Mouse, Frank Castle, The Punisher

Miles Morales Reforms Spider-Man's Relationship With the Police When It Needs to Be Abolished

Insomniac’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales follows the fledgling webhead as he steps out from under Peter Parker’s shadow. He’s defending New York City on his own for the first time just as a bitter ground war breaks out between the nefarious Roxxon Corporation and the tech-powered Underground movement. New as Miles is to…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Video Games, Police, New York City, Race, Marvel, Racism, Sony, Police Brutality, Nypd, Marvel Comics, Black Lives Matter, Spider Man, Peter Parker, Insomniac

Can our police be trusted with their weapons?

COMMENT: Excessive force and lack of accountability characterise South Africa’s police force The post Can our police be trusted with their weapons? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Police, South Africa, Cape Town, Police Brutality, Openaccess, Excessive Force, South African Police Service, South Africa (country, SAPS

Progressive Wins: Voters Supported Down-Ballot Reforms And Candidates That Address Racism, Police Abuse, Mass Incarceration

This article is part of TPM Cafe , TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. We will run a series of articles in the coming days on progressive victories that came out of the 2020 election at the state and local level.  The upsurge of protest since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, compounded by the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha in August, another police murder, of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia in late October, and similar incidents of police vi...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Usa, New York, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Colorado, California, Oregon, La, Alabama, America, San Francisco, Georgia

Philly police smashed a car's windows, beat black driver while child was in backseat

A few days ago I posted this video of police officers pulling someone out of a car with a child in the back seat at a protest in Philadelphia. I've done some research about what actually happened. It's pretty bad: (A Thread) — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Racism, Philadelphia, Police Brutality, Blacklivesmatter, Philly

$1m judgment against NYPD cop who barged into house and yelled racial slurs

Michael Reynolds, then a NYPD officer, headed to Nashville for a bachelor party in 2018. While there he got drunk, got lost, then broke into a house near his Airbnb and began yelling racist slurs at the people who lived there: "Try to shoot me, I'll break every bone in your fucking neck, you fucking n—–". — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Nashville, Airbnb, Police Brutality, Nypd, Michael Reynolds

Unite with Nigeria’s ‘Speak Up’ generation protesting against police brutality

Photos of citizens draped in the bloodied flag have spread around the world in the month the country should be celebrating 60 years of independence The post Unite with Nigeria’s ‘Speak Up’ generation protesting against police brutality appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, Protests, Police Brutality, Lagos, Muhammadu Buhari, Openaccess, Yemi Osinbajo, Top Six, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, EndSARS, Lekki tollgate

A year-long investigation into the unaccountable police brutality of K9 units

A collaborative team of journalists from The Marshall Project,, IndyStar and the Invisible Institute spent a year exploring a topic that often gets overlooked in discussions of police brutality: dog attacks. How many people get attacked by K9 units every year? — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Dogs, Police, Police Brutality, Police Violence, Police Accountability, K9 Unit, Police Reform, Invisible Institute, K9, Police Dogs, Dogs And Humans, Marshall Project AL com IndyStar

The Nigerian government is killing its citizens — again

‘Nigeria kills its people. Nigeria has always killed its people.’ The post The Nigerian government is killing its citizens — again appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Military, Protests, Police Brutality, Lagos, Sars, Openaccess, Lekki, Top Six, Security Forces, DJ Switch, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, EndSARS, Lekki Toll Gate

Elnathan John: Our merciful Nigerian father

“They say people disappear, young men with dreadlocked hair, with tattoos, or even just carrying a laptop in a backpack,” writes Elnathan John in a reflective essay about Nigeria. The post Elnathan John: Our merciful Nigerian father appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, Protests, Police Brutality, Lagos, Sars, Openaccess, Abuja, Top Six, Elnathan John, Nigerian Police, Feminist Coalition, Special Anti-Robbery Squad

‘We don’t want to be shot to death’

Nigerian protesters have taken to the streets to protest the police’s brutal special anti-robbery unit, which they say profiles tech-savvy youths The post ‘We don’t want to be shot to death’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Twitter, Nigeria, Africa, Social Media, Police Brutality, Muhammadu Buhari, Openaccess, Top Six, Nigeria Police, Nigerian Police, Sars Nigeria

Editorial: Treat all people like white men

On Tuesday, Free State farmers set a police van on fire and stormed the Senekal magistrate’s court to get to the cells where two people accused of killing a farm manager were being held.   The police took no action. “I want police to treat me like they treat a white man.” This was one wry […] The post Editorial: Treat all people like white men appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Racism, Police Brutality, Editorial, Openaccess, Bheki Cele, Deadly Force, South Africa (country, Senekal

Cops fired and charged after beating animals to death

Officers Addison Cox and Mike Rolerson were fired from the police department in Rockland, Maine, after "beating porcupines to death," reports The Courier Gazette. Another officer told the investigators that at another time, he was in a cruiser with Rolerson on Bog Road in Rockland, when Rolerson suddenly slammed on the brakes, ran out of the cruiser, leaving the door open and beat a porcupine. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cops, Police Brutality, Rockland, Rockland Maine, Addison Cox, Mike Rolerson, Rolerson, Bog Road