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Injustice in Baltimore: Kwame Rose, Well Known Baltimore Activist, Found Guilty Of Failing To Obey Order During Freddie Gray Demonstration

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Well known activist and artist Kwame Rose was found guilty Tuesday of failing to obey an order from law enforcement while protesting the December mistrial of a Baltimore police officer charged with negligence following the death of Freddie Gray. His attorneys have promised to fight this verdict through appeal. Rose, …

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Manhattan US Attorney Will Not Convene Grand Jury To Review Case Against NYPD Officer Who Killed Ramarley Graham

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The Manhattan US Attorney’s office announced Tuesday that they will not convene a grand jury against the New York Police Department Officer who killed Ramarley Graham. “After conducting a thorough and independent investigation, the US Attorney’s Office has determined that there is insufficient evidence to meet the high burden of …

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Two Arkansas Jailers Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Female Detainee

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Two Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office jailers have been arrested after authorities claim they sexually assaulted a female detainee. James Ferguson, 18, of White Hall, and Lafarius Hoskins, 25, of Conway, have been charged with third-degree sexual assault of a female detainee regarding the incident in question. Witnesses described an abuse of …

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Tough Questions About The Unexplained Police Killing Of Greg Gunn Go Unanswered, BLM Zeroes In While Community Demands Accountability

(Twitter: Josh Moon) Mayor Todd Stranger at a Public Q&A session at Montgomery city hall on Monday

The officially-released facts in the killing of Greg Gunn last Thursday morning in Montgomery, Alabama are few and sometimes contradictory. One certainty is that no answer has been given as to what led at least one police officer to shoot this unarmed 59-year-old black resident of the Mobile Heights neighborhood five …

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Ohio Judge Finds Ex-Cop Guilty Of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl While Off Duty

Justin Bentz was convicted of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery

A judge in Lima, Ohio found a former police officer guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday.  28-year-old Justin Bentz, who was fired after the crime last year, reportedly committed the rape while off-duty only hours after participating in a continuing education course on sexual assault against minors. Prosecutor …

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Black Officer Edwin Raymond Slams NYPD With Lawsuit Over Quota-Based Policing And Discrimination

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Edwin Raymond, an eight year veteran of the New York Police Department, is heading a class action lawsuit involving 12 other black and latino police officers against ‘New York’s Finest,’ alleging that the NYPD is instructing its officers to satisfy predetermined numerary objectives for arrests and tickets every month. In other words, the quota system the department …

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NOPD Botches Rape Investigation To Protect Former Officer Who Once Had An Affair With The Victim

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A bizarre love triangle between an adulterous former cop, a woman, and her alleged rapist, 35-year-old cable TV installer, Ronnie A. Torregano began to unfold Tuesday in a New Orleans court.  Orleans Parish prosecutor Jason Napoli told the jurors that NOPD completely botched the rape investigation and that “the only person …

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