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Greece vows to eradicate police links to neo-Nazis

Greece is determined to rid its police force of any links with Golden Dawn, the minister for public order said Sunday, after the arrest of officers with ties to the neo-Nazi party. Nikos Dendias said there should be “a total catharsis so that there is nothing suspicious that could cast…

Thousands march to mark anniversary of infamous Mexico City protest

Protesters clashed with riot police in Mexico City, leaving dozens injured as thousands of people marched to mark the anniversary of the 1968 massacre of students. The Red Cross said at least 50 people were injured as a group of protesters threw rocks and firebombs at police who responded with…

Cleveland man sentenced to hold ‘idiot’ sign for threatening police

A man in Cleveland wore a sign describing himself as an “idiot” on Labor Day as punishment for calling 911 and threatening police officers. Cleveland Municipal Judge Pinkey Carr in May ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to stand outside a local police station with a sign that read, “I apologize to…

Naked Florida man tripping on shrooms gets repeatedly Tased by cops

A Florida man who was tripping on magic mushrooms had his naked dog walk around the neighborhood prematurely ended by police officers. Residents of the neighborhood in Maitland had called police to report a naked man walking a dog on Sunday evening. Robin Campbell, 20, told the police officers who…

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…

Detroit police get email containing all women officers’ bra sizes

Detroit police officers were startled to receive an email Monday that contained the height, weight and bra-size of all women police officers on the force. According to Detroit’s Fox 2 News, the information was contained in a forwarded email notifying officers that their bulletproof vests and body armor were ready…

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…

Occupy Oakland protesters awarded $1 million over police brutality

Victims of excessive police force at one of the most violent flashpoints of the Occupy protests have received a $1m compensation settlement. The US district court in San Francisco made the award to a group of 12 protesters who complained of brutality during in confrontations with police in Oakland, California,…

Turks invent new form of ‘standing’ protest to get around ban on gatherings

A man stood still in Istanbul’s Taksim Square: silent, staring straight ahead, he had not moved for hours. His peaceful action, on the square that police cleared of protesters on Saturday and where the Turkish authorities have banned gatherings, was a new form of protest. He arrived Monday evening as…

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…

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