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Keith Lamont Scott Identified as Disabled Black Man Shot Dead by NC Police While Reading in Car

<b>Updated Sunday, Sept. 25, 11:32 a.m. EDT:</b> According to eyewitness accounts and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department dashcam and body-cam footage, …

Time gap in offering aid after police shooting stirs concern

ATLANTA (AP) — Philando Castile. Eric Garner. And now Terence Crutcher. Each was a black man killed in a confrontation with an officer, with the aftermath captured on video. And each time, the video leaves the impression of a wounded man left to die alone, with no sense of urgency to try to save …

Retired police revolt over request to investigate troops over abuse

Former police officers told of their disgust last night over an attempt to recruit them to investigate British soldiers over alleged abuses in Iraq.<p>Their National Association of Retired Police Officers (Narpo) on Thursday circulated a job advert seeking specialists to undertake criminal …

Indian police accused of raping women in restive Chhattisgarh state

Country’s human rights watchdog says it has identified 16 cases in which security forces ‘grossly violated’ victims’ rights<p>The Indian government’s human rights watchdog has accused police of raping and beating at least 16 women from tribal communities in Chhattisgarh, a central state racked by a …

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How Calling Jordan Edwards the ‘Perfect Victim’ Perpetuates Racism

In this op-ed, writer Zoé Samudzi explores the criminalization of blackness following the shooting death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.<p><i>In this op-ed, Zoé Samudzi, a writer and PhD student at the University of California, San Francisco, explores the innocence and criminality of black lives in the</i> …