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Autopsy: St. Louis Officer Shot Myers From Behind

An 18-year-old killed in early October by a St. Louis police officer was shot from several times from behind, an autopsy reveals. Pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, who conducted the autopsy at the request of Vonderrit Myers Jr.’s family, outlined his findings at a news conference. Attorneys for the family say the findings suggest that Myers [...]

Police, it seems, have been overstepping the boundaries between law enforcement and brutality excessively this year, from the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., to the choking death of asthmatic Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y. Incidents like these have overshadowed other common police tactics, and for obvious reasons, but that doesn’t mean the [...]

First, Iowa cops blew out her tires; then, they held her at gunpoint for speeding to the hospital to give birth. Ben Kohnen told WHO-TV that when his wife, Rachel, went into labor with her fourth child on Tuesday, something was different. “She says, this is not like the others, this is happening right now,” [...]

Saturday’s protest in Ferguson grew from Friday’s weekend kickoff, as 1000 protestors showed up to remember Michael Brown. Marchers started assembling in the morning hours in downtown St. Louis, where later in the day the Cardinals were set to host the San Francisco Giants in the first game of the National League Championship Series. The [...]

If you’re a homicide sergeant, it’s probably best not to wear the jewelry of the victim of a homicide. Alex Vinson got himself in trouble. Detroit Police Chief James Craig [pictured] confirmed that several months ago, Vinson was the officer in charge of a case involving an unknown murder victim who was found wearing an [...]

NY 1 was interviewing black and Latino students who were being hustled out of the white neighborhoods where they were attending school. According to their sources, kicking minority students out after school was a common practice among the NYPD’s school safety officers, and several students confirmed that it had happened to them. However, whenever they [...]

The recent rash of stories about excessive force by police, against black people, came to roost in Hammond, Indiana when a black man refused to get out of a car because he feared for his safety. As this amazing video shows, passenger Jamal Jones presented no threat to police when they smashed through the car window, pulled [...]

Baltimore has had to pay out millions of dollars in settlements to black citizens who were beaten by police. This is the latest incident, now being reviewed by the city. [The] video appears to show Baltimore police beating Jamar Kennedy outside a bar last Tuesday night. According to CBS Baltimore, in the video…Kennedy is hit [...]

A white Florida police officer has been placed on leave pending an internal investigation after he used his taser on a 61-year-old African-American woman during an arrest in Tallahassee. Upon reviewing the video, Police Chief Michael DeLeo said that he has “enough concerns to call for an internal investigation. After she was tasered, Viola Young [...]

Here’s another person we want protecting our communities and keeping the peace. WCVB reports that a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Officer by the name of Jason Barriteau is the man behind an offensive Facebook page that attacked LGBT people, Jews, women, and people of different colors and races. Barriteau created the page under the [...]

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