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Footage of Marcellis Stinnette Shooting to be Released

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The mayor of Waukegan, Ill., recently explained that videos showing an officer shooting and killing a Black man and wounding a Black woman are expected to be released later this week. Mayor Cunningham said the city has plans to release squad car and body camera footage related to the shooting after the victim's family are allowed to view them. This information was released after the prayer vigil for Marcellis Stinnette, the 19-year-old killed when a police officer opened fire on the unarmed who were inside their car in Waukegan, Illinois, a city just north of Chicago....

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Former Atlanta Officer Charged With The Murder Of Rayshard Brooks

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Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe was charged on Wednesday with murder and aggravated assault in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks outside a Wendy’s restaurant. Another officer, Devin Brosnan, was charged with three counts. The charges against Mr. Brosnan include aggravated assault and violations of oath. In response to charges being announced, many Atlanta area police officers stayed home that evening....

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Murder Victim George Floyd Worked At The Same Club As Former Officer Derek Chauvin

Murder Victim George Floyd Worked At The Same Club As Former Officer Derek Chauvin

New information indicates that murder victim George Floyd, and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, both worked security at El Nuevo Rodeo for the better part of the year before their deadly encounter on a Minneapolis street over Memorial Day Weekend. The owner of the popular club said the men could have potentially crossed paths once a week during their Tuesday night shifts, but she could not state with certainty if they did indeed meet while working at the club....

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Minneapolis, MN Police Officers Kill George Floyd

Four officers from the Minneapolis police department were fired on Tuesday for their involvement in the death of George Floyd, a black man who was forcibly held down with a knee applied to his neck. Floyd protested that he could not breathe, and appeared motionless with his eyes shut and head against the pavement after several minutes. The officers had little recourse after a video showing the end result of the brutal takedown, and glib response to onlookers, circulated on social media. Mayor Jacob Frey indicated that the technique used to pin Floyd's head to the ground was against the regulations...

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Chicago, IL Police Brutality Sparked By Spitting

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In an update on a story from the holiday weekend, Chicago police have revealed that Bernard Kersh was violently hurled the the curb in an “emergency takedown maneuver” after Kersh supposedly spit on and licked an officer’s face. The brutal arrest was caught on video and circulated widely online, raising tensions between the Chicago police and the African American community. Reports indicate Kersh had sought help for mental illness in October and that he has denied spitting on the officer, the action which apparently warranted the body-slam....

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Peaceful Rally Held, Reveals Killer Cops Still Working

Peaceful Rally Held, Reveals Killer Cops Still Working On the five year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, youth organizers demanded the dismissal of the officers involved in the tragic death during an arrest. The rally was marked by hundreds carrying coffins and posters in a peaceful effort to show solidarity and shed light on the reality that the officers responsible for Garner’s unnecessary death were still part of the police force. Free Case Evaluation Question? Call Now!...

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Mesa, AZ Officer Awarded Lifetime Pension For Killing

Mesa, AZ Officer Awarded Lifetime Pension For Killing A former Mesa, Arizona, police officer who fatally shot a man who was sobbing and pleading for his life had the good fortune to be acquitted of the graphic fatal shooting and be allowed to be briefly rehired. The arrangement allowed the dangerous officer to apply for tax-free pension of $31,000 per year, which he was granted. The victim, on the other hand, lived the final moments of his life crawling on a hotel hallway floor and begging for his life. Free Case Evaluation Question? Call Now!...

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Jackson County Officer Plants Drugs and Ruins Lives

Jackson County Officer Plants Drugs and Ruins Lives A former Jackson County officer was recently charged with 52 counts of racketeering, false imprisonment, misconduct, fabricating evidence and possession of controlled substances. The former law enforcement officer is accused of targeting drivers for no reason and arresting them after planting drugs in their vehicles while pretending to search. His actions resulted in innocent individuals facing jail time, families torn apart and divorces, all because one man thought he was above the law. Free Case Evaluation Question? Call Now!...

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Armed Response To Theft By 4-year-old Unacceptable

Armed Response To Theft By 4-year-old Unacceptable Following a horrific incident during which the theft of a doll at a Family Dollar store by a 4-year-old child was met with an armed response by Phoenix police, Police Chief Jeri Williams apologized for the Sunday confrontation. Video of the incident indicates that officers pushed and kicked the child’s father and handcuffed her pregnant mother, some of which occurred in the presence of the child and a younger sibling. In addition to physical violence against the parents, one officer is shown to be verbally abusive to the father even though he is complying...

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Shreveport Saggy Pants Ordinance Results In Death

Shreveport Saggy Pants Ordinance Results In Death A racially motivated Shreveport ordinance regarding wearing saggy pants resulted in a foot chase and the death of 31 year old Anthony Childs. The ordinance in question prohibits wearing pants below the waist when in public and carries a fine of up to $100 and potentially 8 hours of community. A Shreveport officer in a squad car noticed that Childs had to hold up his pants to keep them at waist level and he subsequently turned his vehicle around to confront Childs over the failure to maintain his pants at an appropriate height. The...

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