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NAACP Calls For Investigation In Lethal Force Used Against Unarmed Naked Man

(Reuters/ Mike Stone)

The use of lethal police force against 17-year-old David Joseph has evoked a call to action by both the Texas chapter of the NAACP and youth justice groups.  The Austin Police Department has named Geoffrey Freeman, a 10 year veteran of the force, responsible for the shooting of the black youth …

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Texas DPS director says the officer alone is responsible for escalation in Sandra Bland’s arrest

A woman holds a poster bearing the portrait of Sandra Bland during a Michael Brown memorial rally in Union Square in New York City on Aug. 9, 2015. 
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On Tuesday Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw was asked who was responsible in the escalation of events from traffic stop to arrest in the case of Sandra Bland. McCraw responded: “It’s always on the trooper.  We’re accountable for every stop. And the citizen has a right to be objectionable …

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Off Duty Cop Pulls Gun And Threatens Innocent Civilian, Cops Show Up And Say “File A Complaint”

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Via CopBlock: “I had an officer (Adam Garcia) belligerently and negligently pull his firearm on me and asked “do you want to fucking take this further” because my dog barked at him. He was off duty (in plain clothes) and I was unarmed, walking my dogs in the hospital parking lot where my son was …

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