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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.…

Lawsuit: NYPD routinely arrests students for non-crimes

ACLU: Racial element present in creation of ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ A lawsuit filed Wednesday by five students in the New York City school system against the NYPD paints a picture of school officers who routinely abuse students and arrest them for non-criminal activities. The lawsuit (PDF), brought by the American and…

Thousands protest sheriff’s immigration efforts

PHOENIX (AP) -- Ten thousand immigrant rights advocates marched in front of a county jail in Phoenix Saturday in a protest that was aimed at Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration efforts and was marked by a clash between a small group of protesters and police officers.…

Massachusetts cops can arrest you for making them famous

If you plan to videotape police officers at work in public, just be sure you’re not in Massachusetts — or you might end up in jail. A report from the New England Center For Investigative Reporting has chronicled a pattern of what civil liberties advocates say is a misuse of…

Calif. judge orders police to return 60 pounds of marijuana

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Lawyer who worked with both President Bushes tried to kill wife: police

Police say that a former White House lawyer who worked with both President Bushes tried to kill his wife. Along with trying to strangle her, he allegedly “beat her with a metal flashlight until she lost consciousness,” according to the affidavit quoted in multiple reports. “John Michael Farren, 57, of…

Malawi arrests newly-wed gays for ‘gross indecency’

BLANTYRE — A gay couple was jailed for “gross indecency” in Malawi after the country’s first same-sex public wedding ceremony over the weekend, as several African states were clamping down on homosexuality. A police spokesman told AFP that Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, the first Malawian gays to publicly wed…

Israeli police chief threatened by right wing settlers: report

JERUSALEM — Israel has tightened security around police chief Dudi Cohen after he received death threats believed to be from hardline Jewish settlers, Israeli news reports said on Sunday. “You have been condemned to the next life, your end is nigh,” said one anonymous letter sent to Cohen, the reports…

Iraq attacks kill scores on eve of Christmas, Ashura

HILLA, Iraq — Twenty-seven people were killed and more than 100 wounded in a string of attacks across Iraq on Thursday ahead of Christmas and the Shiite commemoration ceremonies of Ashura. In the worst attack, 15 people including a provincial councillor were killed and 70 wounded when twin bombs struck…

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