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Teen says cop violated his civil rights by shooting Taser at his testicles

A black teenager says a police officer violated his civil rights during an altercation at a train station. Andre Little sued the city of Richmond, California, after Officer Kristopher Tong pointed a Taser at his groin and fired the stun gun at his scrotum. Little said the officer approached him…

Sudanese woman flogged for being in car with unrelated man

The woman in a pink headscarf kneels, crying, while a crowd gathers around her watching as a Sudanese police officer strikes her over and over with a whip. Even as she’s bearing the assault, she struggles to keep the scarf on her head. Her crime? According to accounts in the…

Black victim of car accident shot ten times by white officer

According to autopsy reports, Randall Kerrick, the North Carolina police officer who shot and killed 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell when he sought assistance after a serious single-car accident, fired at the former Florida A&M University football player 12 times, hitting him 10. After crashing his car into a tree early Saturday…

Suspected drunk driver leads police on chase with kids in the car

A suspected drunk driver in New Hampshire led police on a high-speed chase over the weekend with his two children in the car. WMUR reported that a concerned citizen spotted 41-year-old Sean P. Mulcahy drinking at a youth soccer game in Gilmanton on Saturday and notified police. When officers tried…

NYPD attempt to subdue ‘disturbed individual,’ shoot elderly woman with walker instead

Two bystanders were shot by New York police officers who were trying to subdue what NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly called “an emotionally disturbed man.” Just before 10 p.m. on Saturday night, officers noticed a man on foot weaving in and out of traffic near the Port Authority Bus Terminal. They…

Scottish military rugby players charged with assault after brawl with NYPD

Fijian soldiers with Royal Regiment of Scotland allegedly punched off-duty police officer after racist abuse Six soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Scotland who had travelled to the United States on a rugby tour that included a friendly match against a New York police team have been charged with assault…

Woman photographer gang-raped in Mumbai: police

Five men gang-raped a woman photographer in India’s financial hub Mumbai, police said Friday, stirring memories of a similar incident eight months ago in New Delhi which triggered nationwide protests. The latest incident took place late Thursday in an isolated part of a central upmarket district of Mumbai where the…

French cops caught on video beating and tear-gassing women

The French government has launched an investigation into two officers’ actions after video was posted online of them using their batons and tear gas against two women during a traffic stop. The French news program The Observers reported on Tuesday that the officers were filmed while stopping a reportedly drunk…

Wisconsin lawmaker threatened with arrest for observing progressive protest

A Wisconsin lawmaker and a state official were both threatened with arrest on Tuesday for observing a progressive “Solidarity Sing Along” protest at the state Capitol. State Rep. Sondy Pope (D-Middleton) and executive secretary Tia Nelson of the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands told Isthmus they were threatened with…

Police kill 14-year-old boy in New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A police officer shot an armed 14-year-old boy in New York City early on Sunday after he did not drop his gun when ordered, police said. After hearing gunshots, two officers came across the boy, whom police identified as Shaaliver Douse, chasing another male down a…

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