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End of Year wrap-up: police shootings ending in an indictment and not leading to prosecution up over 2014

A woman wears a shirt with a photograph of Jerame Reid during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Bridgeton, N.J., after police dashboard camera footage was released from the Dec. 30, 2014 shooting of Reid during a traffic stop in Bridgeton. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

According to the Guardian, police killed over 1100 people in the United States, predominantly by service firearm. Many of these shootings led to high-profile press attention when it was found the victim was unarmed or mentally ill or handicapped. Even more of these led to no indictment. Full Story – Huffington …

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Father of slain 19-year-old sues city of Chicago over wrongful death, improper use of force

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Antonio LeGrier has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago.  He had called police for help because his son was swinging a baseball bat in their apartment early Saturday morning.  The police officer who arrived on scene shot and killed both the son, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and …

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Two more senseless killings by officers in Chicago

Source: Chicago Sun Times

Officers fired eight times into a Chicago home Saturday after responding to a domestic violence call.  A 55-year old woman was accidentally killed along with a mentally disturbed college student who had been armed with an aluminum bat.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called for immediate police reform after this disturbing incident. More …

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Hero security guard defuses hostage situation only to be fatally shot by late arriving cops

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“Bobby Daniels was a peace officer by trade – a private security guard employed at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta. When he learned that his emotionally troubled 25-year-old son Bias had suffered a breakdown and was holding a fellow security guard at gunpoint in a mobile home part in Douglasville, Bobby …

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