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Brazil ramps up security in Rio de Janeiro after deadly unrest

Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security in Rio de Janeiro after a violent clash between residents and police in a slum near the tourist haven of Copacabana beach. Dozens of military police, including members of a feared special forces battalion, moved into the…

Egyptian policemen get ten years in jail for torturing and killing blogger

Two Egyptian policemen were sentenced to 10 years in jail Monday for the killing of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The two were sentenced following a retrial for the manslaughter and torture of Khaled Said in June 2010, when they had…

Chicago man sues after cops allegedly tortured him and raped him with a gun

A 32-year-old documentary filmmaker alleges that Chicago police beat him and sodomized him with the barrel of a gun in order to intimidate him into acting as an informant. Vice magazine spoke to Angel Perez against the advice of Perez’s lawyers, but the purported police brutality survivor said that he…

Brazilian police engage in massive urban ‘pacification’ effort as World Cup approaches

Police moved into a series of favelas in Rio de Janeiro Sunday, continuing a drive to pacify the poor neighborhoods despite a police brutality scandal that has raised questions about the tactic. Backed by Brazilian marines in armored vehicles, more than 1,000 police poured into a dozen slum neighborhoods in…

More than 240 detained in annual Montreal protest

Authorities in the Canadian city of Montreal said they briefly detained more than 240 people and arrested a dozen for more serious offences during a protest against police brutality late Friday. Two officers were hurt in the annual event that usually results in violence. As a helicopter hovered overhead, hundreds…

Oakland police accused of shooting Oscar Grant’s cousin

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) – A man shot and wounded by an Oakland police officer last weekend was a cousin of Oscar Grant, whose shooting death by a Bay Area transit officer sparked violent demonstrations in 2010, his attorney said on Wednesday. The officer shot Tony Jones, 24, in the back…

New York City police drag young woman through the street

As New York police tried to get “Occupy Wall Street” protesters to move off the street and onto the sidewalk, officers dragged a young woman through the street and arrested her. “We noticed that cops were pulling the girl by her hair,” said a CNN iReporter, who recorded the incident.…

Bolivian native protest march nears La Paz

LA PAZ — Hundreds of Bolivian Indians are winding up a weeks-long march against government plans to destroy part of an Amazon nature refuge to build a highway, and now are just one day’s walk from La Paz, the group’s leaders said Tuesday. The protesters, who left the northern city…

Occupy Wall Street looks at expansion beyond Zuccotti Park

Having already dealt with poor weather, access to food, incidents of police brutality and some media outlets gleefully mocking them, the protesters at Occupy Wall Street find themselves facing their most difficult — yet gratifying — challenge yet: they are running out of space. As the number of protesters increase…

Lawrence O’Donnell rips ‘unprovoked police brutality’ at ‘Occupy Wall Street’

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday condemned the “unprovoked police brutality” that occurred at the “Occupy Wall Street” protest over the weekend. Video recordings showed female protesters being rounded up in an orange-colored mesh pen by police and subsequently sprayed with mace without any provocation, and other protesters being dragged…

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