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Officer Philip Brailsford Cop Found Not Guilty in Mesa, AZ killing Failed Actor

Apparently being a cop wasn't Philip Brailsford's first choice in careers, because he first tried in vain to become an actor.<p>Brailsford, who was just …

Crime

Cop Shoots Man Begging For His Life (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

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Graphic video shows Daniel Shaver sobbing and begging officer for his life before 2016 shooting

After the officer involved was acquitted of second-degree murder charges, officials in Arizona publicly released graphic video showing Daniel Shaver crawling on his hands and knees and begging for his life in the moments before he was shot and killed by police in January 2016.<p>Shaver died in one of …

Policing

What to know about the FBI’s “black identity extremists” label and the black community’s response

In the two months since it became public that the FBI deems “black identity extremists” a violent threat to police, a chorus of condemnation over the …

Surveillance

Inside a secret 2014 list of hundreds of L.A. deputies with histories of misconduct

It was a critical piece of evidence: an inmate’s shirt, bloodied from a jailhouse brawl.<p>When it went missing, Deputy Jose Ovalle had an idea.<p>He picked out a similar shirt, doused it with taco sauce and snapped a photograph, which was booked into evidence with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s …

Crime

Female police captain in Indiana suspended after ‘white male privilege’ remark

An Indiana police force placed a female captain on paid administrative leave after she told a fellow officer that he benefited from “white male privilege.” A vote on Capt. Carri Weber’s future with the Plainfield Police Department is scheduled for a commissioner’s meeting on Thursday, according to …

Policing

Walter Scott’s son makes emotional plea for justice at Michael Slager’s sentencing

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The son of an unarmed black man gunned down by a white South Carolina police officer made an emotional plea for justice on Wednesday in a sentencing hearing.<p>Holding a framed picture of his father and fighting back tears, Miles Scott asked U.S. District Judge David Norton "to …

Policing

Inside China’s Big Tech Conference, New Ways to Track Citizens

WUZHEN, China — An artificial intelligence company touted a robot that could help doctors with diagnoses. A start-up displayed a drone designed to carry a single passenger 60 miles per hour.<p>And in a demonstration worthy of both wonder and worry, a Chinese facial recognition company showed how its …

China

The Economy of Incarceration: Ruth Wilson Gilmore

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Cop Purged Dead Girl’s Texts at Scene of Her Death, Prosecutors Say

“You can’t do this to me,” the cop allegedly messaged over and over. “You can’t.”<p>“You can’t do this to me,” Indianapolis Police Officer Francisco …

Crime

Three high school football players rape 14-year-old girl at gunpoint outside Pa. fair, police say

YORK, Pa. — Three 16-year-old boys have been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint after leaving a Pennsylvania fair, according to court documents.<p>Those arrests came at the end of a two-month investigation by the West York Police Department and the York County District Attorney's …

Crime

Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter killed day before testimony in police corruption case

A Baltimore detective was fatally shot with his own gun just one day before he was set to testify before a federal grand jury in a case involving other officers, the city’s police commissioner said Wednesday.<p>“Detective Suiter was going to offer federal grand jury testimony about an incident that …

Policing

The boss is dead but the mafia lives, magistrate and mobster say

ROME/PALERMO (Reuters) - The death of Sicilian Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto'" Riina on Friday does not mark the end of Cosa Nostra, but the crime group is unlikely to allow one man such power ever again, a top magistrate and former mobster said.<p>The 87-year-old Riina died in a hospital in Parma, the …

Crime

Black men sentenced to more time for committing the exact same crime as a white person, study finds

Black men who commit the same crimes as white men receive federal prison sentences that are, on average, nearly 20 percent longer, according to a new report on sentencing disparities from the United States Sentencing Commission (USSC).<p>These disparities were observed “after controlling for a wide …

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Walking While Black

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10 Famous Writers’ Gruesome Accounts Of Public Executions

Famous people who’ve witnessed public executions include writers, who recorded accounts of their experiences in letters, diaries, or books. Their …

Literature

Who Is Kevin Jansen Neal? California School Shooter Was Another Angry White Man With a Record of Violence Against Women

The gunman who killed four in a sprawling rampage Tuesday before being fatally shot by police was about to go on trial for stabbing and robbing women …

Crime

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 4th Amendment? Police Now Need Warrant to Search Cellphones

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of 4th Amendment? Police Now Need Warrant to Search Cellphones. <br>*SUBSCRIBE* for more great videos! <br>Mark Dice is a media …

14yo George Stinney Executed - True Story

UPDATE Dec-2014 George Stinney was *cleared* in a court of law (70 years too late). George Junius Stinney Jr. was, at age 14, the youngest person …

White Student Faces Hate Crime Charge in Torture of Black Roommate, Is Banned From Campus

The University of Hartford has now banned the white student who reportedly posted online about how she smeared used tampons on her black roommate's …

Crime

Gulfport police chief responds to family, releases video of incident

Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania issued a statement Wednesday evening via Facebook video addressing a situation last weekend where a family said …

Japanese man killed and dismembered nine victims over two months – reports

Prosecutors question Takahiro Shiraishi, who reportedly admitted cutting up bodies and throwing parts out with the rubbish<p>A Japanese man arrested after police found nine dismembered corpses in his house has confessed to killing all of his young victims over a period of two months after contacting …

Crime

The Future of Crime in the Blockchain Economy

It all started with an online marketplace to buy drugs. Well, it had started a couple of years before that, but the darknet outfit known as Silk Road …

Bitcoin

What Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair Gets Wrong About the NFL

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair’s comments ring like a last gasp from an executive who used to view his team—and its black players—with a prison …

Bob McNair

Police brutality in the United States

Here is how USAID justifies its foreign aid for democratization:“Democratic governance and human rights are critical components of sustainable …

Rights & Freedoms

Okla. Ex-Cop Who Killed Terence Crutcher Will Have Fatal Shooting Removed From Her Record

Policing

When It Comes to Surveillance, Watch the Watchmen

Florida Cop Stole Drugs From Dying Man’s Home After Hurricane Irma

A sheriff’s deputy swooped into a senior citizen’s house after paramedics were called — and was caught on security cameras rifling through drawers …

Cops Accused Of Raping A Teen Say Her "Provocative" Selfies Prove She's Not A "Depressed Victim"

"Whatever photos she puts up...that doesn’t make [her] into a bad person that’s 'asking for it.' It doesn’t change what happened to her," the teen's lawyer told BuzzFeed News.<p>A Brooklyn teen who has accused two NYPD officers of sexual assault is now having her credibility "smeared," her lawyer told …

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