Veterinarians use it as an animal tranquilizer because it induces a temporary-paralysis-like state of euphoria. Predators have slipped it into the drinks of unsuspecting date rape victims. Psychiatrists have proposed using it to treat depression.
A Black Lives Matter protester is reportedly filing a $5 million lawsuit against New York City bicycle cops who he claims beat him during a wrongful arrest back in March.
A Mesa, Ariz., judge has dropped the charges lobbed against a local man who was brutally beaten by cops as he was just standing and chilling with his cellphone.
I remember when I first learned that the deployment of young people during the protests, marches, boycotts and sit-ins to defeat Jim Crow was strategic.
The Mesa, Ariz., Police Department is under scrutiny after releasing video on Tuesday that showed officers brutally beating a man who appeared to be minding his own business while on his cellphone.
Before the Milwaukee police released the bodycam footage of the violent arrest and tasing of Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown, the city’s Police Department went on a PR campaign to soften the backlash the police knew would be coming once the video was released.
At 5 years old, I became a victim of excessive use of force when I was brutally attacked by Santa Claus.
On the same day the National Football League decided to obfuscate the real reason its players were kneeling during the national anthem, Milwaukee police released bodycam footage that showed exactly why players have been kneeling during the national anthem. Police continue to abuse their power and use excessive force…
Two Mississippi officers were swiftly given the boot after being accused of brutally beating up a black man last week for avoiding a police checkpoint.
Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 4:35 a.m. EDT: The Texas Department of Public Safety has released dashcam footage that appears to counter allegations made by Sherita Dixon-Cole that Officer Daniel Hubbard sexually assaulted her during a May 20 traffic stop, her attorney S. Lee Merritt said in a statement released…
When my 9-year-old son told me that he had been thrown out of his fourth-grade class for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance, I was mildly surprised by his actions, but furious with his teachers.
It has been nearly two months since 22-year-old Stephon Clark was shot to death in his grandparents’ backyard by Sacramento, Calif., police officers on March 18, and Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert has yet to make a decision as to whether or not she will press charges against the two officers who…
On Thursday, 22-year-old Keeven Robinson died shortly after a chase and “brief struggle” with narcotics detectives from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana.
The incivility and cruelty of law enforcement against black citizens of the United States continues unabated.
Last year, just nine days before white supremacists stormed Charlottesville, Va., the FBI released a report citing “black identity extremists” as a growing threat to law enforcement. In the report, first obtained by Foreign Policy, the FBI claimed that police attacks on black Americans could spur “premeditated,…
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A Miami police officer has been suspended with pay after a Miami resident filmed him kicking a man who was already in handcuffs in the head. The incident, video of which was posted on Facebook, took place at the Culmer Place Apartments in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood. The officer, identified as Mario Figueroa, is a…
More than a year ago, an international policing agency issued guidelines on how officers should properly use Tasers.
The now former Baton Rouge, La., police officer who shot and killed an already subdued Alton Sterling now faces charges that he slapped a handcuffed suspect because the cop feared for his life, something something ... his safety was threatened, yada yada ... it’s a dangerous job.
Former NFL player Desmond Marrow appears to be the latest victim of another brutal police arrest.