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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…

LeVar Burton explains his ritual to prevent being shot by police

He’s not exactly known for bad behavior, but even the former host of the children’s show Reading Rainbow fears he will be mistreated by police because of his skin color. Actor and director LeVar Burton explained Monday on CNN that he follows a particular procedure every time he is stopped…

Florida man Tasered after naked marriage proposal at wrong house

A Florida man who went to the wrong house to propose to his girlfriend in the nude was shocked with a Taser this week after spitting on a police officer. WKMG reported that 22-year-old Thomas Edwards claimed to Casselberry police that his he had gone to the address given to…

Reward offered for information on fatal Kentucky cop ambush

A reward of $6,000 is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a suspect who killed a Kentucky police officer on Saturday, in what authorities are calling a premeditated ambush. It’s not clear if 33-year-old Bardstown police officer Jason Ellis was the intended target, or if he…

California man posing as cop charged with sexual assault

A California man accused of impersonating a police officer in a robbery and sexual assault case appeared in court on Wednesday. According to CBS-LA, Wesley Robert Stepp, 28, is charged with multiple felony counts including second-degree robbery, first-degree burglary with a person present, three counts of sexual battery by restraint,…

Colorado man opens fire on officer with AR-15 at traffic stop for no headlights

A Colorado man is in critical condition on Wednesday after he used an AR-15 assault rifle to fire at an officer and then was shot himself. A Longmont Police Department press release obtained by the Coloradoan said that the 36-year-old police officer had stopped the suspect at about 2:15 a.m.…

Boston transit shut down in hunt for second bomb suspect

Thousands of heavily armed police went door-to-door through a Massachusetts town on Friday in an unprecedented massive hunt for the remaining Boston marathon bombing fugitive. Authorities halted all public bus and train services in the Boston region and told hundreds of thousands of people in several towns around Watertown to…

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