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New York man dies after chokehold by police

<b>(CNN) —</b> Confronted by police trying to arrest him for allegedly selling illegal cigarettes, Eric Garner raised both hands in the air and, with passive defiance, told the officers not to touch him. Seconds later, a video shows the officer behind him grab the 350-pound man in a chokehold and pull him …

Indiana family sues for excessive force after police allegedly smash car window

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Indiana family is suing a city and the local police after officers allegedly smashed a car window to stun and arrest a passenger during a traffic stop.<p>The family said police pulled them over because the two front passengers were not wearing a seat belt on September 24 in Hammond, Indiana.<p>…

Cleveland police slam NFL player's protest over Tamir Rice death

Cleveland police have slammed Cleveland Browns player Andrew Hawkins for wearing a T-shirt calling for justice in the police shooting of Tamir Rice during a warm-up before Sunday's NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals.<p>The Browns receiver's shirt read "Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford …

Four mothers share pain of losing sons

Their sons -- Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner -- have become symbols of a raging national conversation about police brutality and racial injustice.<p>The mothers of these four unarmed black men and boys felled by bullets or excessive police force have no doubt their sons …

Holder: Ferguson police need 'wholesale change'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for "wholesale change" in the Ferguson, Missouri, police …

Support Your Local Police, or Else

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chief of Police William Bratton should do the one thing they would never dare do to fix the attitude of their police force. They should fire a thousand cops.<p>In the midst of their hissy fit over the mayor's lack of adoration for the men and women in blue, the cops …