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Judge seals video in racially-charged Taser ‘homicide’

A potentially explosive video showing the death of a Louisiana man after being Tasered nine times in 14 minutes will be kept from the public for at least another five months, after a judge ordered the tape sealed. Former Winnfield police officer Scott Nugent has been charged with manslaughter and…

ACLU: Miami Beach cops arrest people for recording police misconduct

‘We’re sick of all the f***ing fags in the neighborhood,’ cops allegedly told gay man Miami Beach has long had a reputation for being a refuge for gay Americans, but if the ACLU’s allegations against the city prove true, people in the LGBT community may want to think twice about…

Lawsuit: Deputies threatened husband as sheriff fondled wife

A sheriff in rural Tennessee has been accused of threatening a husband and wife by “blowing their f—ing heads off” and “inappropriately” touching the wife during an unwarranted traffic stop. In a lawsuit filed in a federal court in Chattanooga, Shawn and Michelle Graham allege that a group of police…

Haitian children allegedly abducted by Christian group reunited with parents

Haitian elections suspended amid recovery efforts Three weeks after a massive earthquake, Haitian authorities on Tuesday indefinitely postponed upcoming legislative elections amid rising security concerns in the crippled Caribbean nation. Aid workers, meanwhile, began to reunite with their families some of the 33 children that a US missionary group tried…

Imam killed in FBI sting was shot 21 times: report

A Detroit-area imam who died in a shootout with the FBI in October was shot 21 times — at least once in the back — and found by police lying down with his wrists in handcuffs behind him, says a local Detroit news report. The FBI has described Luqman Ameen…

US Christian group arrested in Haiti on child trafficking charges

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haitian police detained 10 members of a US Christian group after they allegedly tried to leave the country with more than 30 children who survived the country’s devastating earthquake. News of the charges came as the UN’s food agency prepared to launch a massive food effort targeted at…

Actor Rip Torn charged with breaking into bank

Salisbury, Conn. (AP) -- Actor Elmore "Rip" Torn has been charged with breaking into a Connecticut bank and carrying a loaded handgun while intoxicated.…

Haiti PM begs for help as looting grips devastated Port-au-Prince

Haiti’s premier begged foreign donors Monday to back the reconstruction of his quake-hit country as fresh looting and chaotic food hand-outs underscored the grim conditions facing survivors. Nearly two weeks after the disaster, which killed around 150,000 people and left a million homeless, international powers meeting in Montreal heard that…

Haitian police shoot scavengers indiscriminately

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Haitian police on Monday shot indiscriminately at scavengers and looters in Port-au-Prince, hitting two in the head as post-quake security deteriorated, an AFP photographer reported. A group of police, pushed to keep control among a desperate population after the January 12 tremor which killed or injured many of…

Video catches NYC cops punching handcuffed man in head

Two New York City police officers have been suspended without pay after video surfaced of them punching a suspect who was handcuffed and lying on the ground. The video, obtained by the New York Daily News, shows officers John Cicero and William Green repeatedly hitting Johnathan Baez in the head.…

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