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1 Shot, 7 Arrested, During Ferguson Curfew Enforcement Showdown Sunday Morning

[ssba] Police and protesters clashed again Sunday morning in Ferguson, Missouri as  officers attempted to enforce a curfew that took effect at midnight. Seven people were arrested and one person was shot, reports numerous media outlets. Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ronald Johnson said the person shot is in critical condition, but he couldn’t confirm whether the shooting victim was ...

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Police Kill Mentally Ill 19-Year-Old Woman Who Pointed Drill at Them

[ssba] A 19-year-old mentally-ill woman was shot and killed by San Jose, California police after she pointed what was later determined to be a cordless power drill at officers, authorities said Thursday. The woman was shot near Blossom Hill Road and Playa Del Rey shortly before 11 a.m. by Officer Wakana Okuma, a 13-year department veteran, said Sgt. Heather Randol. ...

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Protests Continue in Ferguson, Mo. After Cops Arrest Reporters

[ssba] Protests continued for the fifth straight night Wednesday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager. Armored personnel carriers and officers wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles greeted demonstrators. When the crowd ignored orders to disperse, officers unleashed tear gas and rubber bullets, witnesses said. Police sealed off the area ...

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Mother: LAPD Shot My Son While He Was Face Down On the Ground

[ssba] In the wake of the Mike Brown tragedy in Missouri, details about another African American male being shot and killed by police, emerged Tuesday. 25-year-old Ezell Ford died from gun shot wounds after an encounter with Los Angeles Police officers in the Southern part of the city on Monday, reports KTLA. Monday evening, shortly after a shooting was reported at ...

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Dallas Officer Kills Unarmed Man Who “Rushed at Him”

[ssba] An unarmed man was shot and killed Sunday by a Dallas Police officer who said the man “rushed at him,” numerous media outlets say. The officer involved has been identified as Senior Corporal Antonio Hudson, a seven year veteran. The victim is 26-year-old Andrew Scott Gaynier. Dallas police say they got a disturbance call about a man “walking down ...

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Family Says SWAT Team Raided Wrong Home, Assaulted Children

[ssba] A Florida family is taking legal action after a Miami SWAT team raided their home and allegedly beat up a 13-year-old and 12-year-old child. 12-year-old Aaron McClendon was home alone with his brother and his 13-year-old cousin when SWAT officers ransacked the house around 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, reports say. The officers reportedly forced their way in through ...

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Man Calls 911: Police Come and Beat Him Up

[ssba] A Syracuse man says officers brutalized him after he called 911 to break up an altercation outside his home. Alonzo Grant had returned home from work at 7:30 p.m. on June 28. There he found his adult daughter in a verbal argument with a neighbor. One of Grant’s lawyers, civil-rights attorney Charles Bonner, says Grant called police to calm ...

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NYPD Arrest Man Who Recorded Chris Garner Choke-Hold Death

[ssba] The man who recorded video of the fatal police choke-hold inflicted on Eric Garner in New York City two weeks ago, was arrested on weapons charges Sunday. Police say, Ramsey Orta, 22, was arrested on gun charges after a “plain clothes” officer witnessed him with the gun Sunday night on Staten Island, a few blocks from where officers confronted ...

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