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Police Brutality

December, 2015

  • 22 December

    Video raises questions over Chicago police account of fatal shooting

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    Alfontish ‘Nunu’ Cockerham died days after he was shot by police in June. Police say Cockerham pointed a gun, but moment does not appear in footage Full Story – The Guardian

  • 22 December

    Black Lives Matter Marches Through Bronx Streets For Eleanor Bumpurs

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    Peoples Monday marched through the streets demanding justice for Eleanor Bumpurs. See the protest through their own courageous eyes: #Bronx #NYC: #PeoplesMonday at #NYPD station at Yankee Stadium stop taking about #EleanorBumpurs! #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/jeQpOqA0dU — Ash J (@AshAgony) December 22, 2015 #Bronx #NYC: #PeoplesMonday in the streets for #EleanorBumpurs! #BlackLivesMatter …

  • 22 December

    Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Anyone For Sandra Bland’s Jailhouse Death

    A woman holds a poster bearing the portrait of  Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who killed herself in a Texas jail cell on July 13th,   during a Michael Brown memorial rally on Union Square August 9, 2015 in New York.  Demonstrators showed support on the one year anniversary  on the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, throwing America's troubled race relations into harsh relief.     AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR        (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

    The grand jury reached no decision on whether the trooper who arrested Bland should face charges.   Full Story – Huffington Post

  • 21 December

    Cop Who Gunned Down Ramarley Graham Gets A Raise

    Police officers and supporters clap as Officer Richard Haste exits the courthouse after posting bail in New York, Wednesday, June 13, 2012. Haste has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in the February shooting of 18-year-old Ramarley Graham inside his home.  Police pursued Graham into his Bronx home during a drug investigation last February.  He was shot once at close range.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    The New York City police officer who shot and killed unarmed Bronx teen Ramarley Graham has received nearly $25,000 in raises since firing the fatal shot almost four years ago — all while the NYPD and federal government drag out their investigations of the incident. Full Story – Huffington Post 

  • 21 December

    Video shows police officer punching man during arrest in Maryland

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    “Baltimore County police said they plan to review the arrest of a 19-year-old man outside a popular bar in Towson after a video showed officers taking him to the ground and at least one appearing to punch him several times in the face. Police said Zachary C. Blumenstein of Chevy …

  • 20 December

    Fatal police shooting of unarmed citizen Noel Aguilar in Long Beach officer caught on camera shooting him in the back and clearly planting gun

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  • 20 December

    Cop Pulls Gun On Teens Having Snowball Fight

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    A disturbing new video was recently uploaded that shows a New York police officer holding a number of teenage kids at gunpoint for nothing other that throwing snowballs at each other. New Rochelle’s Talk of the Sound uploaded the video that shows the teens scared out of their minds, as …

  • 18 December

    Disturbing Video: Loose Cannon Cop Snaps, Punches Innocent Man in the Face for No Reason

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    Seattle, WA – After an extended investigation, dash cam footage was recently released, thanks to the work of a police accountability activist, showing an 11-year veteran cop violently assaulting a 21-year old homeless man. Full Story – Free Thought Project

  • 18 December

    Long Beach Police Kill Man Seated in Casino

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    “Monday night around 10:30pm, Long Beach police responded to a call about a man with a knife at Looff’s Lite-A-Line Casino Game of Skill. Police say that while responding they received calls saying there was a man waving a knife around. Upon their arrival, the officers found the man seated in …

  • 17 December

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks out about gender and racial bias in sexual assault cases, gives police new guidelines

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    A long-term study by the A.P. reveals over 1,000 police officers have been dismissed between 2009 and 2014 for sexual assault and misconduct. Daniel Holtzclaw, declared guilty last week of 18 counts of rape and sexual assault, preyed upon black women with prior arrests in the lowest social classes, knowing that …

  • 17 December

    Trapped In Parole: How Biking In The Street Sent A Man To Jail For 6 Months

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    Christen Conyers had been on parole for about sixteen months on the evening of June 22nd, when he rode his bike out of the Amsterdam Houses in Harlem to break his Ramadan fast at a fried chicken restaurant around the corner. Full Story – Gothamist

  • 17 December

    Oh, Christmas Tree! Watch as protesters go nowhere near it.

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    On Tuesday morning, we brought you exclusive footage from a Black Lives Matter protest in New York met with unwarranted violence by the NYPD. Our friends at Act.TV have followed this up with a story covering the entire incident, including catching the NYPD perpetrating a lie that several media outlets covering …

  • 16 December

    Judge declares mistrial in case of officer charged in Freddie Gray case

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    BREAKING: Judge declares mistrial in case of officer charged in Freddie Gray case Full Story – Washington Post

  • 16 December

    Police Confirm That Minneapolis Protest Shooters Are Pro-Cop, Neo-Nazis

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    Five police brutality protesters were shot by white supremacists who had been terrorizing an encampment at the Fourth Precinct police station in north Minneapolis. Now, police have confirmed that the men arrested for the shooting are in fact both pro-cop and white supremacists. Full Story – Countercurrent News

  • 15 December

    Former East Cleveland police officer arrested for rape and stalking while in uniform

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    Police Chief says 55 year-old Jeffrey Martin resigned his position before he could be terminated, asks the community for information on possible other victims.