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    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado police chief apologized on Tuesday to family members of four Black girls, one as young as 6, who were held on the ground at gunpoint over the weekend by officers who mistakenly believed they were riding in a stolen car, an incident caught on videotape. The video footage, shot by a bystander and broadcast on local television, shows the girls, ages 6, 12, 14 and 17, on the ground with several police officers of the Denver suburb of Aurora standing over them. The car was being driven by Brittney Gilliam, 27, the mother of the 6-year-old. Gilliam is shown in the video being handcuffed by police. Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson apologized...
    A Miami Beach police officer filmed sucker-punching a black man outside of a restaurant two years ago has been cleared of any wrongdoing by internal affairs and state prosecutors – but two officers who filmed and shared footage of the shocking altercation have been disciplined. Officer Adriel Dominguez has now returned to work after being relieved of patrol duties during an investigation into the December 2018 incident, when he was filmed punching unarmed homeless man, Lowell Poitier Jr, 35, in the face. Miami-Dade State prosecutors determined that Dominguez used the appropriate amount of force after he was reportedly threatened by Poitier Jr after asking him to leave the Pelican Hotel Restaurant. However, Officer Alfredo Garcia, who was with Dominguez at...
    Colorado police have apologized for handcuffing a Black woman and two Black children during a traffic stop in a stolen car mix-up. The children were ordered to lie face-down at gunpoint, according to reports. Brittney Gilliam and her 6-year-old daughter, 12-year-old sister, and 14- and 17-year-old nieces were pulled over Sunday in Aurora, Colorado, and detained after their vehicle was mistakenly identified as stolen.   A Facebook video shows four of the family members lying face-down in a parking lot, surrounded by police. They can be heard crying in the video. Aurora Interim Chief of Police Vanessa Wilson late Monday said she called Gilliams family to apologize. "We have been training our officers that when they contact a suspected stolen car,...
    Aurora, Colorado, police apologized to a black family after officers pulled their weapons on them, believing the vehicle the family was driving had been stolen. "I have called [Gilliam's] family to apologize and to offer any help we can provide, especially for the children who may have been traumatized by yesterday's events," Chief of Police Vanessa Wilson said on Monday. Brittney Gilliam was accompanied by her daughter, sister, and two nieces when the group was confronted by police on Sunday. The girls were 6 years old, 12 years old, 14 years old, and 17 years old, respectively. Video of the incident showed at least four of the individuals lying face down on the ground, loudly crying out. ...
    A suburban Denver police department is apologizing after a video showed officers handcuffing Black children face down in a parking lot. The Aurora Police Department said the family was stopped mistakenly.  The clip, which was posted on Facebook, shows a Black family of five being detained by Aurora police on Sunday. During the video, a woman later identified as Brittany Gilliam is seen being handcuffed and four of her family members, ages 6 to 17, were ordered to lie down with their faces on the ground. Two of the kids were also placed in handcuffs.  Throughout the footage, the children can be heard crying for help.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox "I want my mother," said one...
    Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey apologized to the family of Danroy "DJ" Henry Jr. after Danroy Henry Sr. posted a video condemning his response to his son's death a decade ago. Markey, a Democrat facing a tough primary battle against Rep. Joe Kennedy, apologized after he was condemned by Henry's father for a campaign advertisement in which the senator said he was a leader on social justice issues. "Sen. Markey, I was struck by your campaign ad today when I saw it saying that you stand up for people who trust you and that you are a leader in the fight for justice. But my wife and I came to you 10 years ago as grieving parents asking for...
    The burgundy Oldsmobile sped through an intersection in a tree-lined residential neighborhood on Minneapolis’ North Side, and Lisa Williams shook her head in disgust. “Look at this,” she said, surrounded by four of her young grandchildren on the short stoop of her home. “They ride as fast as they can right down through here with no regard for the children.” It is in such moments — when she is reminded of the many dangers in her community, from speeding cars to gunshots — that Williams, 50, would welcome the presence of police. But then she recalls the time several years ago when she and her husband arrived home to find several police vehicles parked on their front lawn. Officers told...
    Aurora, Colorado police have four children lie on the ground with gunpoint The video of a Black family being detained in Aurora, Colorado has gone viral. In the footage, police are seen ordering four children at gunpoint to lie facedown on the hot concrete of a parking lot.  READ MORE: Police arrest Black pastor after he reports alleged attack by white family The Gilliam family was headed out for a girls’ day planning to get their nails done when they were approached by officers with guns drawn ordering them to the ground. Two of the girls, ages 12 and 17, were handcuffed.  In the video, the young girls are heard sobbing and wailing. Good job traumatizing these...
    Aurora's police chief has apologized for a traffic stop in which officers drew guns on Black children and handcuffed them face-down on the ground. YouTube/9News Police officers in Aurora, Colorado, drew guns on a Black family and handcuffed children on the ground in a mistaken traffic stop. The police chief apologized for the incident and said the officers were trained to conduct a "high-risk stop" for stolen vehicles and draw their weapons and detain victims on the ground. The family described the incident as "police brutality," and video from the scene has drawn outrage and racked up millions of views on social media. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The chief of the Aurora Police Department apologized...
    The Aurora Police Department apologized on Monday after officers drew their guns on a Black woman and four minors over the weekend after mistaking their car for another vehicle that had been stolen. A video recorded by a bystander on Sunday showed children ranging in age from 6 to 17 laying on the pavement in a parking lot in Aurora, a suburb of Denver. The driver, Brittney Gilliam, is seen handcuffed and being walked by officers away from the minors. Gillam’s 12-year-old sister and 17-year-old niece were handcuffed and laying down on the pavement. Her 6-year-old daughter and 14-year-old niece were also seen lying on their stomachs in a parking lot. The children can be heard crying and screaming...
    Twitter The Aurora Police Department issued an apology after a group of Black girls were detained and handcuffed. The Aurora Police Department in Colorado issued an apology after a group of Black girls were detained and at least two of them were handcuffed on Sunday after authorities were investigating a stolen car, the Associated Press reported the following day. A viral video taken by bystanders shows the girls crying and laying on their stomachs in a parking lot. “I have called the family to apologize and to offer any help we can provide, especially for the children who may have been traumatized by yesterday’s events. I have reached out to our victim advocates so we can offer age-appropriate...
    By Madeline Holcombe and Jennifer Henderson | CNN Aurora, Colorado, police issued an apology Monday after drawing guns on a woman and four minors after mistaking her car for one that had been stolen. Brittney Gilliam was with her 6-year-old daughter, 12-year-old sister and 14- and 17-year-old nieces Sunday when police drew their weapons on them. Gilliam said she, her sister and 17-year-old niece were handcuffed while police verified that the car Gilliam was driving was not stolen. A Facebook video shows the children on the ground in a parking lot, surrounded by police. They can be heard crying in the video. Onlookers try to intervene and question police about pulling their guns on their girls. Gilliam and the four...
    Police have issued an apology after accosting a family with young children in a case of mistaken identity. What are the details? The incident took place Sunday morning in Aurora, Colorado, according to KUSA-TV. Members of the Gilliam family packed into their family SUV for a trip to a nearby nail salon when police stopped them, believing that the vehicle was stolen. A spokesperson for the Aurora Police Department said that the vehicle matched the license plate number and a description that they were provided in reference to a stolen vehicle. The vehicle in question had, indeed, been stolen back in February, but it had been recovered and handed back to the Gilliam...
    Police in Colorado are apologizing for detaining a group of young black girls, including two who were handcuffed, when their car was mistakenly identified as stolen during a trip to a nail salon. Footage of the Sunday stop in an Aurora parking lot shows four children, aged 6 to 17, crying loudly as police order them to lie facedown on the parking lot. Driver Brittney Gilliam told KUSA she took her younger sister, daughter and nieces to a salon when they realized it was closed and got back into their car. Police then surrounded them with their guns drawn, she told the station. “He’s like something about the car being reported stolen,” Gilliam said. “And I’m like, ‘This happened months...
    A black family traveling in an SUV with children aged six to 17, were detained and handcuffed at gunpoint after police mistakenly thought their vehicle was stolen.  Bystander footage has emerged on social media showing the moment Aurora Police  officers in Colorado arrested a driver and a group of young girls in the parking lot of a thrift store on Sunday morning.    The shocking video clip shows the family lying on their stomachs with their hands behind their backs in broad daylight as officers escort them into police vehicles.  Scroll down for video  Aurora Police were filmed detaining and handcuffing a black family with young children after they mistakenly thought their car was stolen  Bystander footage shows...
    Police in Aurora, Colorado, are coming under fire after a viral video shows officers detaining a black family — including children as young as 6 — and forcing them to lie on the pavement as the kids screamed in terror, over what the department now says is a case of mistaken identity. The incident took place on Sunday as members of the Aurora Police Department stopped what they believed to be a stolen car in front of a thrift store just before 11 a.m. As 9 News reported, they claimed that the vehicle matched a license plate number for a stolen car and stopped the car, forcing the adult driver and young children to the ground while placing many of...
    British taxpayers reportedly paid out £1.5 million to police Black Lives Matter and counter-protests on the weekend of June 13th to 14th, according to the Mail on Sunday. The newspaper added that the far-left BLM UK is set to announce on Tuesday what it will spend its war chest on, after having raised £1.18 million to develop “strategies for the abolition of police”. This is not the first time that vast amounts of public money has been used to pay for London’s Met to police protests. It was reported last year that policing the Extinction Rebellion protests had cost £37 million by October of 2019. Covering the two-week-long ‘Autumn Rising’ actions cost £21 million alone. April 2019’s protests cost £16 million...
    After days of protests over police brutality in Los Angeles County, a young sheriff’s deputy on the front lines reached out to her commander, reeling. As a Black woman, she wanted to show solidarity with her community in grieving the brutal police killing of George Floyd. But as a law enforcement officer, she feared backlash from her peers if she were to take a knee. “My comment to her was, if it’s genuine, if that’s how you feel, we’re not going to criticize you,” said Cmdr. April Tardy, who also is Black. That personal conflict highlights the delicate duality of being a Black police officer in America during this moment of unrest. In interviews, Black law enforcement leaders said...
    When I talk to officers about a police shooting, they usually ask some version of the same question: “So, what did they do?” The second half of the question — “to deserve it” — is assumed. Running the Center for Policing Equity means I work with departments that want to reduce bias and violence. Yet the assumption that victims, particularly Black victims, must have deserved their fate is deeply ingrained. Even reform-minded officers start by fitting each shooting into a story they think they’ve seen before: resistant suspect shot by threatened officer. If I begin telling a different story, about the violence of poverty or the fear of police brutality, officers search for the “real” reason — and change becomes...
    A rapping NYPD officer whose lyrics about trigger-happy white cops snowballed into a discrimination lawsuit against the department feels more empowered than ever to speak out against racism, she said — and claims her white colleagues now support her controversial lyrics. Midtown North cop Atisha Samuel can’t join in the anti-police brutality protests rocking NYC and the globe, she told The Post, but continues to “protest in my own way.” “I walk into work with a shirt like this saying ‘Unite Against Racism,’” Samuel explained In a video posted to her “Nukstarr” Instagram account. “I’m enlightening my coworkers, letting them know how much we’ve been oppressed as a people and what they need to do to do better.” Samuel sued...
    A rapping NYPD officer whose lyrics about trigger-happy white cops snowballed into a discrimination lawsuit against the department feels more empowered than ever to speak out against racism, she said — and claims her white colleagues now support her controversial lyrics. Midtown North cop Atisha Samuel can’t join in the anti-police brutality protests rocking NYC and the globe, she told The Post, but continues to “protest in my own way.” “I walk into work with a shirt like this saying ‘Unite Against Racism,'” Samuel explained In a video posted to her “Nukstarr” Instagram account. “I’m enlightening my coworkers, letting them know how much we’ve been oppressed as a people and what they need to do to do better.” Samuel sued...
    The Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) on Friday released the body camera and security footage from the deaths of three Black men who were killed weeks apart in 2018 after encounters with the police. The release comes in the wake of the D.C. City Council passing an emergency reform bill in June amid nationwide protests against racial injustice and police brutality that required the city and police department to disseminate footage related to use-of-force cases and past shootings. The graphic footage, released on MPD’s YouTube page, follows the deaths of three men in 2018: Jeffrey Price, 22, who died on May 4 when his motorbike collided with a police cruiser; D’Quan Young, 24, who was shot on May 9 by an off-duty...
    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — After a third review failed to uncover enough evidence to charge the officer who fatally shot Black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, some prosecutors and civil rights leaders agree it’s time to focus on changing the laws that shield police. In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said legislators need to take a hard look at laws that offer protection against prosecution for police officers that regular citizens aren’t afforded, pushing a message that has gained strong momentum in the two months since George Floyd’s death by Minneapolis police launched a national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. “We see those types of laws throughout the...
    The Los Angeles Police Department this afternoon released body camera footage showing a US Marine veteran with his hands raised in the air being shot in the head with a rubber projectile during a Black Lives Matter protest in May.  CJ Montano was taking part in what started as a peaceful protest sparked by the killing of George Floyd on May 30 in the Fairfax district in Los Angeles when he said tensions escalated as officers confronted the marchers.  Montano, 24, previously said he had his hands up and was talking to some of the officers, offering to try and get other protesters to stop throwing rocks and bottles at them, when he was shot with several rubber bullets. ...
    A North Carolina judge has ordered the release of video showing a man’s final moments in a Winston-Salem lockup, where he cried out “I can’t breathe” while detention officers placed him face-down and struggled to remove his handcuffs. John Elliott Neville, a 56-year-old father of five children, died at a hospital three days after his December 2019 arrest. He was cuffed on a warrant for allegedly assaulting a woman and booked into the Forsyth County jail, where officers restrained him in what's been described as a hog-tie position. Neville was asphyxiated, according to an autopsy report. He died of a brain injury due to cardiac arrest, the report stated. On Friday, Superior Court Judge R. Gregory Horne ruled the Forsyth...
    Karen Calloway, principal of Kenwood Academy in Chicago, poses Tuesday, July 28, 2020, for a portrait outside the Hyde Park neighborhood campus. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) DENVER (AP) — School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Some say the system is hamstrung by a complicated mix of police response policies and a lack of support for alternative programs, which plays a role in students of color being disproportionately punished and arrested — the so-called school-to-prison pipeline. Some support individual officers skilled at working with students. Others say they need to learn more as...
    DENVER (AP) — School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Some say the system is hamstrung by a complicated mix of police response policies and a lack of support for alternative programs, which plays a role in students of color being disproportionately punished and arrested — the so-called school-to-prison pipeline. Some support individual officers skilled at working with students. Others say they need to learn more as activists urge change. Cities from Portland, Oregon, to Denver to Madison, Wisconsin, have taken steps to remove police from schools following George Floyd’s death at the hands...
    By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — School districts nationwide are working to remove police officers from campuses, but some Black and Indigenous educational leaders are resisting the push prompted by the national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. Some say the system is hamstrung by a complicated mix of police response policies and a lack of support for alternative programs, which plays a role in students of color being disproportionately punished and arrested — the so-called school-to-prison pipeline. Some support individual officers skilled at working with students. Others say they need to learn more as activists urge change. Cities from Portland, Oregon, to Denver to Madison, Wisconsin, have taken steps to remove police from schools following George...
    A former US Marine from Texas has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony after being accused of assaulting two police officers while drunk. Trevor Reed, 29, was handed the sentence Thursday at a court in Moscow as the judge said he had caused the officers 'mental and physical harm'. Reed told journalists after the verdict that 'this is completely a political case', amid suspicion he is being used as a pawn in a potential prisoner swap. Trevor Reed, 29 (pictured in court today), has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian penal colony after being found guilty of attacking two Russian police officers while drunk Reed, a student, moved to Moscow in May last...
    PORTLAND—With roughly two-dozen federal officers in riot gear marching towards her, Demetria Hester linked arms with two other mothers in yellow shirts. “Hands up!” she chanted. “Don’t shoot!” responded the crowd, wearily watching a line of federal agents coming towards them from behind a cloud of tear gas and smoke from munition fire.  Though the number of protesters in downtown Portland had dwindled to about 100 shortly after midnight Thursday, the number of federal agents out on the streets was larger than ever. Hours after Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the gradual removal of federal law enforcement officers from Portland, more than 200 of those officers were clashing with protesters outside the federal courthouse, using tear gas to clear the...
    A female protest leader who was dragged into an unmarked minivan by NYPD's 'Warrent Squad' during another night of unrest in New York City has now been released from custody. Nikki Stone, an 18-year-old trans woman who was reportedly the organizer of the protest, was hit with a number of charges relating to a string of alleged incidents of vandalism before being released from the 1st Precinct station house. Stone - who is said to be homeless - was greeted by cheers from a group of around a dozen Black Lives Matter protesters upon her release at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, including the leader on the New York chapter, Hawk Newsome.  Footage of the incident - which saw Stone bundled into...
    July 26: A protester holds a sign that says, "Black Lives Matter" as the crowd of hundreds pass the Jumbotron of the American Flag in Times Square Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images A video shows NYPD officers shoving a woman in an unmarked van during a Black Lives Matter protest on Tuesday. The tactic is reminiscent of federal agents in Portland, Oregon. Critics, like Navy veteran Christopher David, worry that the tactic could be exploited by right-wing extremists posing as law enforcement. NYPD Sergeant Mary Frances O'Donnell confirmed the arrest in a statement to Business Insider. O'Donnell claimed that arresting officers "were assaulted with rocks and bottles." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A woman...
    Bodycam footage showing the April police shooting of Mike Ramos, a Black and Hispanic man, has been released. Hide The footage, taken by Officer Darrell Cantu-Harkless’ bodycam and released by Austin Police Department on Monday, shows the 42-year-old following officers’ orders and repeatedly telling them he was unarmed while sitting in his vehicle in an Austin parking lot.  Hide The footage shows that the incident lasted at least seven minutes and that officers shot at Ramos multiple times throughout. The officer who fired the fatal shot was identified as Officer Christopher Taylor by KUT. Police were responding to 911 complaint of “an incident” in the parking lot, where Ramos was located.  The transcript of the call, which was also...
    WESTOVER, W.Va. (AP) — A Black West Virginia man has filed a federal lawsuit against a police chief and two white officers accused of pulling him from his home and beating him, fracturing facial bones and causing other serious injuries, according to the suit. The lawsuit brought by Andre Howton this month in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of West Virginia names Westover Police Chief Richard Panico and officers Zachary Fecsko and Aaron Dalton. Fecsko is accused of violating Howton’s civil rights by “unlawfully seizing” and using excessive force against him, while Dalton is accused of failing to intervene, among other allegations against the two. The lawsuit said Panico hired the officers despite previous records of violence. The...
    WESTOVER, W.Va. (AP) — A Black West Virginia man has filed a federal lawsuit against a police chief and two white officers accused of pulling him from his home and beating him, fracturing facial bones and causing other serious injuries, according to the suit. The lawsuit brought by Andre Howton this month in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of West Virginia names Westover Police Chief Richard Panico and officers Zachary Fecsko and Aaron Dalton. Fecsko is accused of violating Howton’s civil rights by “unlawfully seizing” and using excessive force against him, while Dalton is accused of failing to intervene, among other allegations against the two. The lawsuit said Panico hired the officers despite previous records of violence. The...
    WILLIAM Barr is set to hammer critics and back federal agents battling a "mob of hundreds of rioters" in fiery House remarks. The Attorney General will make his debut before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning. 3 Barr is set to speak at the hearing on Tuesday morningCredit: AP:Associated Press 3 The Attorney General will discuss the unrest in the USCredit: Reuters "Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus Russiagate scandal, many of the Democrats on this committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the president’s factotum who disposes of...
    U.S. Attorney General William Barr slammed politicians and the media in his prepared opening statement that he is set to deliver tomorrow during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee. Barr specifically took issue over remarks that politicians and the media have made about the violent riots that have plagued some of America’s inner cities over the past two months. “Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus ‘Russiagate’ scandal, many of the Democrats on this Committee have attempted to discredit me by conjuring up a narrative that I am simply the President’s factotum who disposes of criminal cases according...
    As part of a reimagining of law enforcement after the killing of George Floyd, the Los Angeles Police Department is expanding its signature community policing program. The Community Safety Partnership, which began in 2011 in some of the city’s most troubled housing developments, is credited with reducing violent crime and improving relationships with residents through initiatives such as youth football teams. The expansion of CSP comes as other LAPD units are being closely scrutinized for potential cuts. Responding to days of street protests calling for resources to be shifted from policing to programs that help Black and Latino residents, the City Council recently slashed $150 million from the LAPD budget. Proponents of CSP say its expansion will transform...
    In his first-ever appearance before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Attorney General Bill Barr will condemn the "grave abuses" in the "bogus Russiagate scandal," while also highlighting Black-on-Black violence and defending law enforcement officers in no uncertain terms, according to a transcript of his prepared remarks obtained by Fox News on Monday night. Barr's unusually aggressive posture will be matched by a full-throated defense from GOP lawmakers on the panel, including ranking member Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Fox News is told. "Ever since I made it clear that I was going to do everything I could to get to the bottom of the grave abuses involved in the bogus Russiagate scandal, many of the Democrats on this committee have attempted to discredit me by...
    SAN ANTONIO – A woman was handed a 70-month sentence in federal prison for smuggling black tar heroin in plastic toys during a flight to San Antonio. A federal judge handed down the sentence to Angelica Reyes-Vasques, 28, on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Department of Justice. The sentence will be followed with five years of supervised release. According to the DOJ, Reyes-Vasques flew from Mexico City to the San Antonio International Airport on Oct. 26, 2019. After arriving, Customs and Border Patrol officers detained her “for providing conflicting information,” the release states. Reyes-Vasques was questioned twice and officers checked her luggage, where they found about 5.4 kilograms of black tar heroin concealed in three plastic toys,...
    E.D. Mondaine, the president of the Portland chapter of the NAACP, said protests in the Oregon city have been co-opted by white people. "As the demonstrations continue every night in Portland, many people with their own agendas are co-opting, and distracting attention from, what should be our central concern: the Black Lives Matter movement," he said in a Washington Post op-ed published on Thursday. He said this "white spectacle" has been the root of the violence that has taken place. "Unfortunately, 'spectacle' is now the best way to describe Portland’s protests. Vandalizing government buildings and hurling projectiles at law enforcement draw attention — but how do these actions stop police from killing black people? What are antifa and other...
    BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Officers are honoring the first Black chief deputy of a north Mississippi county after he died from COVID-19. James Rudd died Monday at age 86 after he contracted the respiratory illness. Rudd, who had retired earlier from the Panola County Sheriff's Office, was honored with a procession by police agencies in Batesville on Thursday. He was buried Friday. WREG-TV reports Rudd was first African American chief deputy of the Panola County department. Rudd's daughter, Maryetta Rudd, credits her father for helping other African Americans to have a career in law enforcement. “He was paving the way for myself and others like me, because he was the first,” said Maryetta Rudd, now a district director for the...
    Several cities across America are bracing for more demonstrations and violent rioting this weekend after another night of lawlessness and unrest boiled over into the early hours of Sunday morning, as Antifa and militia groups prepare for further battle against police officers and counter protesters. Tensions have been heightened at recent demonstrations against racial injustice since federal officials were sent to quell riots in Portland, Ore., that have continued for more than 50 straight days since the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. AMERICAN MAYHEM: MORE RIOTING AND LAWLESSNESS IN CITIES ACROSS US While opposing, heavily armed militia groups in Lousiville, Ky., avoided violence during demonstrations, riots were declared in Portland and Seattle, following a familiar pattern of...
    Police in the US city of Seattle clashed with crowds marching in support of anti-racism protests, in one of the most tense of several rallies held across the country on Saturday. Officers used stun grenades and pepper spray, as protesters set a fire and broke windows. The march was in support of ongoing protests in Portland. Forty-five people were arrested while 21 officers were injured. In Austin, Texas one man was killed during a Black Lives Matter march. Police said initial reports suggested the victim might have been carrying a rifle and approached a vehicle, from where a person shot and killed him. The suspect has been arrested and is co-operating with officers. The demonstrations have been given...
    Protesters have taken to the streets of several U.S. cities to bring attention to racial injustice. Protests in Portland, Oregon, have been going in for two months, since the May 25 death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Trump administration has sent federal officers to Portland, adding additional fuel to the protests. The demonstrators now are also protesting the federal presence in the city. In Seattle, police using flash bangs and tear gas arrested 45 people Saturday after demonstrations in support or the protests in Portland turned violent. Police said more than 20 police officers were injured. Saturday night, in Austin, Texas, a man was killed when someone shot into a Black Lives Matter march....
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Black Lives Matter protesters clashed with police in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.Police at one point issued a citywide tactical alert.Police say protesters vandalized the federal building, breaking several windows.Some protesters threw objects at officers who responded by firing non-lethal rounds.There were multiple arrests and a few injuries to protesters. No officers were injured.Some time earlier on Saturday, protesters made their way onto the 101 freeway, blocking some lanes of traffic in both directions but they have since cleared the roadway and traffic is flowing again.
    The Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott and Richie McGinniss are on the ground in Portland, Oregon where protesters are engaged in an ongoing standoff with law enforcement. President Donald Trump recently dispatched hundreds of federal agents to cities across the country experiencing unrest, including Portland, Chicago, and Kansas City. At least one police officer has said the protesters are mostly white and have shouted racially charged phrases at black officers. “It says something when you’re at a Black Lives Matter protest, you have more minorities on the police side then you have in a violent crowd, and you have white people screaming at black officers: ‘You have the biggest nose I’ve ever seen,’” said officer Jakhary Jackson. Jackson added that he...
    Two opposing armed militias are expected to face off this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, amid demonstrations over the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor. The NFAC (Not F---ing Around Coalition), an Atlanta-based black militia, is scheduled to protest to demand the arrest of the officers who shot and killed Taylor in March, according to the Courier-Journal. The far-right "Three Percenter" militia started rallying support for a counterprotest to provide "security" after John "Grandmaster Jay" Johnson, the founder of the NFAC, said that his group would be dressed in black with shotguns and semi-automatic rifles. "We're there to get an answer, not to fight a war. This is for Bre," Johnson said in a video posted online Thursday night. "It's always...
    (CNN)Saturday will mark two months since George Floyd died at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, igniting a national reckoning over racial injustice and police brutality. The intervening two months have seen a remarkable cultural embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was featured on the mound at Nationals Park on the opening day of Major League Baseball.Protests continue in cities across the country, as CNN's Ray Sanchez writes -- a new kind of sustained protest movement that has emerged as the country mourns the passing of leaders from an earlier generation, like John Lewis. Related: The three reasons Black Lives Matter protesters refuse to quitBut we haven't seen sweeping national reforms or structural changes -- and now...
    A Bay Area police chief announced his retirement this week as his department faced criticism after officers were pinned a Black man named Mali Watkins to the ground during an arrest two days before the death of George Floyd. Paul Rolleri's last day as chief of the Alameda Police Department will be Aug. 28, the department said in a statement. He has been on the force for more than 28 years. "Being the Chief of Police here has been the honor and opportunity of a lifetime....After 31 years and family and friend discussions, I had made the personal decision to retire back in January," Rolleri said. He made no mention of the video of Watkins' arrest, but told KGO-TV his retirement is not related...
    An ABC News story on the killing of a rookie police officer during an attack by a Black Lives Matter supporter linked an increase in police officers killed in 2020 to “right-wing extremists with anti-police views.” “The police killings have occurred amid a surge in gun violence this year following the spring peak of the coronavirus pandemic and right-wing extremists with anti-police views have also stepped up activities and some say maybe looking to deepen the civil unrest the country is experiencing,” an article posted Wednesday said. The headline on the story reads, “Police officers killed surge 28% this year and some point to civil unrest and those looking to exploit it,” linking right-wing politics with the 28% surge...
    Black Lives Matter protesters called for Sacramento City Manager Howard Chan to step down Wednesday after an officer-involved shooting. The protest, hosted by Black Lives Matter Sacramento, took place outside Chan’s home one day after police officers shot and killed a man at an apartment complex near Sacramento State, according to CBS 13. The protest event page read: So lets give you some background. Howard S. Chan has been Sacramento’s city manager since 2017. In Sacramento… HOWARD CHAN IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN FIRE A SAC PD OFFICER! The charter is set up so that City Manager is the only one that can fire a pig. The city manager is an APPOINTED position, not elected… All that power and not even chosen by the people! “Howard...
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has agreed to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by the family of a homeless Black man who was shot 22 times by police, an attorney said. Christopher E. Brown, the attorney for the family of Wayne Arnold Jones, told The Washington Post that the lawsuit was settled for $3.5 million. “I promised my mother before she died that we would continue to fight for justice,” Jones’ brother, Bruce Jones, told the newspaper. “The settlement makes me feel a little bit better, but until I can have a chance to have these cops prosecuted, I am still going to be pushing for justice.” The Martinsburg Police Department said in a statement that...
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has agreed to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by the family of a homeless Black man who was shot 22 times by police, an attorney said. Christopher E. Brown, the attorney for the family of Wayne Arnold Jones, told The Washington Post that the lawsuit was settled for $3.5 million. “I promised my mother before she died that we would continue to fight for justice,” Jones’ brother, Bruce Jones, told the newspaper. “The settlement makes me feel a little bit better, but until I can have a chance to have these cops prosecuted, I am still going to be pushing for justice.” The Martinsburg Police Department said in a statement that...
    PORTLAND -- Navy veteran Christopher David is in great spirits, which some might find hard to believe after the beating by federal police officers he took Saturday night in Portland. The footage went viral, partly because of how David stood there and took the baton swings without flinching.The damage? A broken right hand that requires surgery and bruises.The 53-year-old is now a lab scientist at a VA hospital. David says he originally went to the heart of the protest because he kept seeing videos of unidentified officers "abducting citizens off the streets and throwing them into vans and taking them who knows where?"He adds, "If the federal government can dress that way and do that kind of thing, anybody can....
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has agreed to settle an excessive force lawsuit filed by the family of a homeless Black man who was shot 22 times by police, an attorney said. Christopher E. Brown, the attorney for the family of Wayne Arnold Jones, told The Washington Post that the lawsuit was settled for $3.5 million. “I promised my mother before she died that we would continue to fight for justice,” Jones' brother, Bruce Jones, told the newspaper. “The settlement makes me feel a little bit better, but until I can have a chance to have these cops prosecuted, I am still going to be pushing for justice.” The Martinsburg Police Department said in a statement that...
    Police officers tased, forced to the ground, and arrested a Black man inside of a Walmart on July 20. Hide A video of the arrest went viral on Twitter. The District Attorney’s office responded to the incident, deeming the officers “acted appropriately,” according to a Facebook post from the office. Hide According to court records and Heavy, Stanley Gracius was booked into the Berks County Prison and is facing multiple charges, including three felony charges and multiple misdemeanors. Gracius was released on July 21 after he made bail, according to Heavy. Walmart began requiring all customers to wear a face mask starting July 20. Gracius was not wearing a mask in the video, however, none of the charges or...
    Managers of a Pennsylvania Walmart are being accused of racial profiling after they called police on a black man riding a bike through their store.  Viral video shared to Facebook on Tuesday shows two officers arresting Stanley Gaston Gracius ,37, in front of startled onlookers inside the Walmart in Wyomissing.  In the clip, Gracius is seen on the ground being handcuffed by cops as he yells out that he has paid for the bike he was riding and has a receipt to prove it.  'I did nothing wrong! I paid! I paid! I have a receipt!' Gracius wails before he is escorted out to a police cruiser in the parking lot.  Viral video shared to Facebook on Tuesday shows...
    Reddit/@Kalandros Stanley Gaston Gracius Stanley Gaston Gracius is the Pennsylvania man who was arrested at a Walmart after purchasing a bicycle for his son. Witnesses recorded the arrest, which includes footage of an officer using a taser and later tying Gracius’ legs together with a belt. The videos have been widely shared on social media. Gracius repeatedly asked the officers why he was being detained and insisted over and over again that he had not done anything wrong. Witnesses were also heard off-camera expressing confusion about why Gracius was under arrest since he had paid for the bicycle and had a receipt to prove it. In a video shared to Reddit, one man remarked at least three times...
    A GROUP of "anarchists" appeared to hijack a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest and thrown fireworks and other missiles at cops protecting a Christopher Columbus statue. Chicago cops released a video of surveillance footage from Friday's demo at Grant Park, showing some protesters using black umbrellas to shield themselves as they changed into black clothing and masks. 3 Surveillance footage from the Chicago Police Department showed a group of protesters gathering behind umbrellasCredit: Chicago PD Clad in black and still holding umbrellas, the group is shown approaching police standing around the statue and throwing fireworks, rocks, frozen water bottles and other articles at the officers. In a press conference on Monday, Police Superintendent David Brown said that officers were confronted...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Black man is suing police in Anne Arundel County alleging that a white police officer pressed a knee to his neck even when he yelled that he couldn't breathe. The Capital Gazette reported Monday that the suit names the county, its police department and three detectives. Daniel Jarrells of Odenton claims he and a friend, also Black, were told to stop for no reason by white detectives driving an unmarked vehicle in February 2019. The lawsuit says Jarrells kept moving, slowly, until they reached his mother's house, to avoid being pulled over on a street “where he did not know anyone.” The situation then escalated to the point where he was thrown on the ground...
    MADISON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama city has put on hold plans to honor three police officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of a Black man outside a gym, according to officials. Madison Police Chief Dave Jernigan announced he decided to halt the ceremony at City Hall after speaking with Mayor Paul Finley, saying the timing was “not optimal," news outlets reported Monday, citing a statement from Jernigan. The officers who were set to be presented with departmental medals were among those involved in a confrontation with Dana Fletcher, 39, outside a gymnasium in October 2019 after responding to a report of a suspicious person, Al.com reported. Fletcher's wife and 8-year-old daughter were with him in a van...
    Rep. Maxine Waters, seen in a June 25, 2020 photo, was the subject of a viral video after she stopped her car when she spotted a man being pulled over by police. ROD LAMKEY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images A viral video that was posted on Friday to Facebook and has since circulated on Twitter reportedly shows California Rep. Maxine Waters outside of her vehicle after she stopped her SUV when she saw police had pulled over a Black man, TMZ reported. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said "it was not an LAPD incident" and a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office did not return a request for comment. "They stopped a brother so I...
    Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters was seen in a video outside of a car on the side of a road, reportedly watching police officers perform a traffic stop on a black driver. Waters told the person filming that she wanted to see what was going on after seeing a black driver get pulled over. Waters also said the officers threatened to give her a ticket. “They stopped a brother so I stopped to see what they were doing,” Waters said in the video, Fox News reported. “They said I’m in the wrong place and they’re going to give me a ticket. That’s OK as long as I watch them,” Waters continued. (RELATED: Maxine Waters: Gang Members Have More Integrity Than...
    Far-left U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) managed to generate more headlines after spotting Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies questioning a black motorist last week, the Daily Mail reported. What happened?The driver had been pulled over as part of a burglary investigation about 8.30 a.m. Friday, a sheriff's office spokesperson told the outlet. Waters pulled up her SUV at the traffic stop and began "yelling at the deputies," the sheriff's office added to the Daily Mail. She was then told she was obstructing traffic and to pull over, the outlet said. Waters was soon released with a warning after refusing to sign a citation, the spokesperson told the Daily Mail. The driver who was pulled over was found in possession of...
    California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters was seen pulling over to keep an eye on police who were conducting a traffic stop involving a Black man in Los Angeles, according to a report. The California Democrat was driving in her home district over the weekend when she parked her car and walked over to the L.A. County Sheriff patrol car, TMZ reported. “They stopped a brother so I stopped to see what they were doing,” Waters said on the video. Waters said an officer told her she was parked illegally. “They said I’m in the wrong place and they're going to give me a ticket. That's OK as long as I watch them,” she continued. In light of racial injustice and police...
    CONGRESSWOMAN Maxine Waters confronted police in Los Angeles to ensure they were doing their job properly. A Facebook video captured the moment Waters jumps out of her car to check on a Black male who was being detained by cops. 4 Maxine Waters, a congresswoman for California, confronted the LAPDCredit: Facebook Waters is a police reform advocate who is pushing for some tactical reform. Who is Congresswoman Maxine Waters? ]Maxine Waters serves as the US Representative for California's 43rd congressional district. The 81-year-old has been in the role since 1991. Waters, a staunch advocate of policing reform, pushed for the removal of chokeholds in national law enforcement tactics earlier this month. 4 Waters is a police reform advocateCredit: Twitter She...
    Rep. Maxine Waters of California has been speaking out about criminal justice for decades, going back to her years in the California State Assembly. Waters, now 81, has continued to speak out following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25 — and the congresswoman made her presence felt over the weekend when she stopped her SUV and got out after seeing a black man who had been pulled over by Los Angeles Police Department officers. Another observer was using a cell phone to film the incident, and a video shows Waters saying, “They stopped a brother. So, I stopped to see what they (the LAPD) were doing.” Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA 43) making sure the brother pulled...
    Video on social media shows protesters linked to Black Lives Matter rioting in Seattle on Sunday, including smashing windows and looting an Amazon store while protesting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for detaining illegal migrants. Breaking: Anti-police brutality protests have turned violent in Seattle, Washington. A video shows rioters looting and vandalizing an Amazon Go store during the protests. pic.twitter.com/38Qoq7blkz — PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) July 19, 2020 “Large crowd continuing to march on Pike Street from downtown,” Seattle police posted on Twitter on Sunday. “Two individuals were arrested outside of the West Precinct. Demonstrators threw rocks, bottles and other items at officers. At least one officer has been transported to the hospital.” Large crowd continuing to march on Pike...
    Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersPelosi urges Trump to tap emergency powers to meet medical equipment, testing needs Overnight Defense: Esper announces new steps on diversity in military but memo silent on Confederate flag | Defense bill amendment would sanction Russians over bounties | US accuses Russia of planting landmines in Libya Supreme Court rulings reignite Trump oversight wars in Congress MORE (D-Calif.) was seen on viral video Sunday monitoring several Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers who had stopped a Black motorist, telling onlookers that she was watching to ensure police misconduct did not occur. In the short video clip shared on Twitter, Waters is seen standing near her black SUV and telling a group of off-camera bystanders that officers...
    A group of women demonstrate outside the Justice Center in Portland, Oregon, during a protest against racial inequality on July 18, 2020. Caitlin Ochs/Reuters A group of mothers joined Black Lives Matter protesters in downtown Portland on Saturday and Sunday, spurred by the deployment of federal agents to the city by the president. Pictures and videos show the women forming a human chain to protect protesters.  The leader of the group, Bev Barnum, said they hoped their non-threatening appearance would keep the feds at bay, but they were still hit with tear gas on Saturday night. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A group of about 30 women gathered in Portland, Oregon on Saturday and Sunday night...
    A black man holding an American flag has been filmed telling protesters in Portland 'none of you guys represent Black lives'.  The unidentified demonstrator stood outside the Federal Courthouse on Saturday evening, footage shared on Twitter shows. In the clip he attempts to protect the building from vandals who tore down a fence. Portland has seen nearly two months of nightly protests since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Late Saturday, demonstrators broke into a building, set it on fire and started dumpster fires, police said. The man tells protesters: 'If you stand for justice come here and stand with me, stand with me because I stand for justice. I’m not here to tear down this f***ing fence, I’m not here to...
    A man nicknamed “Rambo” after he disarmed four police officers at gunpoint and disappeared in Germany's Black Forest has been captured following a five-day manhunt. Yves Rausch, 31, was found Friday still hiding in the forested hills around the small town of Oppenau in southwestern Germany, police said. More than 2,500 police officers had been involved in the search for Rausch. GERMANY COPS SEARCH FOR 'RAMBO' ARMED WITH BOW AND ARROW IN BLACK FOREST After getting a tip from two witnesses, police special forces and a sniffer dog found Rausch sitting in a bush with four handguns lying in front of him and a hatchet in his lap, deputy regional police chief Juergen Rieger said. An additional handgun was also found. Rausch was...
    An 18-year-old protester was brutally punched in the face by police, knocking out her front teeth, at a Chicago protest calling for the toppling of a Christopher Columbus statue over the weekend.  On Friday at least 1,000 people gathered around a statue in Grant Park where hordes of police clashed with demonstrators deploying pepper spray and beating people with wooden batons in what witnesses described as a 'bloodiest' protest so far. Activist Miracle Boyd, 18, had just finished addressing the crowd protesting at the statue when she says she got into an argument with an officer. When she started to record their altercation the cop allegedly took a swing with his left arm and hit her in the face. 'My...
    By BERNARD SCHOENBURG, The State Journal-Register SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former U.S. Marshal Robert Moore of Springfield has long worked to make police departments more representative of the population, and to carry out their duty fairly and respectfully. He serves as chair of the criminal justice committee for Illinois branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and is a consultant on police procedures and community relations. The NAACP in recent years has partnered with the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, getting officials of more than 190 departments to sign on to 10 principles concerning police-community relations, including rejecting discrimination and treating all people with dignity and respect. The principles also promote deescalation training. Teresa Haley,...
    Incensed by Greenwood Village City Council's new resolution protecting police officers from personal liability in civil lawsuits, Nathaniel Rateliff and the members of his band, the Night Sweats, along with the musicians in The Lumineers, Flobots and Spirit of Grace are launching a boycott against the city and Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre a massive venue located in Greenwood Village. In a letter to Greenwood Village City Council, the musicians called for an immediate repeal of the resolution and called on their fellow artists to refuse to play Fiddler's Green until the measure has been repealed. The resolution was a response to SB-217, a statewide police reform bill that lawmakers passed in the wake of protests against the death of George Floyd at the...
    Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty called on Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler to relinquish his control over the Portland Police Department due to continued allegations of police brutality against Black Lives Matter protesters and alleged cooperation with federal agents who have been detaining people under questionable circumstances over the past week. “I’ve had enough,” Hardesty said in a missive directed at the mayor after the 50th night of protests ignited by the Minneapolis Police Killing of George Floyd in late May. “If you can’t control the police, give me the Portland Police Bureau.” “Last evening the best of Portland was on full display,” Hardesty said in a late Saturday statement. “Portlanders came out to exercise our constitutional right to...
    A suspected gunman nicknamed “Rambo” has been arrested after a five-day manhunt in Germany’s Black Forest. Yves Rausch, 31, fled into the forest near Oppenau after a confrontation with four police officers that ended with him pulling a gun and taking their weapons. The officers were investigating reports of a man hanging around a hut in the forest when they found Rausch, BBC reported. More than 2,500 officers combed the forest, using thermal detectors and dogs. Rausch was found hiding in a bush with four handguns in front of him and an ax in his lap. Emergency services block off the access to the Ramsbach district of Oppenau, Germany, yesterday.AP “I am very relieved – I think a line...
    Mayor Sadiq Khan has been told that far-left Black Lives Matter UK rioters had verbally abused and physically attacked London’s black police officers in recent protests. Susan Hall, leader of the Conservatives on the Greater London Authority (GLA), said at Mayor’s Question Time on Thursday that she had been informed of the attacks on black officers by Scotland Yard deputy commissioner Sir Stephen House. Ms Hall told Mayor Khan that “black officers were attacked apparently more vociferously during the recent protests”, according to remarks reported by the London Evening Standard. “Sir Steve House was very clear that a proportion of these attacks came from the Black Lives Matter protesters themselves,” she added. Labour’s London mayor responded that he had heard reports...
    BERLIN (AP) — A man arrested following a five-day manhunt in Germany’s Black Forest that started when he disarmed four officers at gunpoint appears to have had no support from anyone else during his time in hiding, police said Saturday. The 31-year-old suspect, Yves Rausch, was captured on Friday after police received tips from two witnesses. A judge on Saturday ordered him kept in custody pending possible charges of robbery by extortion and unauthorized possession of a firearm. The investigation so far suggests that Rausch spent the whole of the manhunt in the forested hills around the small town of Oppenau in southwestern Germany, police and prosecutors said in a statement. In questioning, he said that the weapon he threatened...
    Jakhary Jackson, a black Portland police officer, detailed his experience in responding to the violent protests that have rocked the city over the last several weeks, explaining that many of the protesters “don’t know what they’re saying” and are actively using “the same tactics that were used against my people.” Jackson said that he has watched as clueless demonstrators have dominated the protests — demonstrators who “have no idea what racism is all about.” Jackson said in partial audio shared by the Portland Police Department: I got to see folks that really do want change like the rest of us, that have been impacted by racism. And then I got to see those people get faded out by people who have...
    Lebron James Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images LeBron James tweets heart-wrenching tribute to Breonna Taylor. When LeBron James speaks, people listen and he’s using his platform to showcase a troubling case that has taken national and worldwide attention. On Friday the Los Angeles Lakers star tweeted a simple, yet effective meme in support of Breonna Taylor. The meme apologizes to Taylor, who was killed on March 13 when Louisville, KY police officers opened fired on her while she was sleeping in her home. They were reportedly serving a no-knock warrant for a suspect who was already in custody. So so so so SORRY Breonna! #JusticeforBreonnaTalyor
    Police officers across the nation are acting "like a bunch of big babies," Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome asserted on the "Brian Kilmeade Show" Friday. Newsome told host Brian Kilmeade that law enforcement has "screwed up a lot," but can't accept being reprimaded "on both sides" of the political aisle. "You had [Sen.] Tim Scott [R-S.C.], you know, on the Republican side saying, 'You know what? Cops aren't doing what they need to do. Things need to change.' You have Democrats saying, 'Cops aren't doing what they need to do. Things need to be changed,'" Newsome pointed out. BERKELEY POLICE WILL NO LONGER BE TASKED WITH ISSUING TRAFFIC CITATIONS; REPORT "What are they doing?" asked Newsome. "They're responding like a bunch of big babies....
    LONDON (AP) — One London police officer was suspended and another given restricted duties Friday after a video of an arrest appeared to show an officer kneeling on a Black man’s neck. Footage of the arrest in north London on Thursday shows two officers holding down the handcuffed man. At the beginning of the 2 minute and 20 second clip, one of the officers appears to be applying pressure to the man's neck with his knee. The officer's hand is on the head of the man, who is on pavement laying on his side. “Get off me ... get off my neck,“ the struggling man can be heard shouting in the video that appeared on social media. “I haven’t done...
    LONDON (AP) — One London police officer was suspended and another given restricted duties Friday after a video of an arrest appeared to show an officer kneeling on a Black man’s neck. Footage of the arrest in north London on Thursday shows two officers holding down the handcuffed man. At the beginning of the 2 minute and 20 second clip, one of the officers appears to be applying pressure to the man’s neck with his knee. The officer’s hand is on the head of the man, who is on pavement laying on his side. “Get off me … get off my neck,“ the struggling man can be heard shouting in the video that appeared on social media. “I haven’t...
    A man who disarmed four officers at gunpoint in southwestern Germany before fleeing into the Black Forest has been arrested after five days on the run, police said today. In a brief statement, police said four firearms were seized but did not give further details of what happened.  Hours earlier, they had appealed for 31-year-old Yves Rausch, who was dubbed 'Rambo', to contact authorities, either directly or via family or friends. Special forces and helicopters were used in a huge manhunt for a camouflage-wearing Yves Etienne Rausch, 31, (pictured) who disarmed four officers at gunpoint in Germany Around 200 officers are combing the Black Forest with the help of special forces, helicopters and sniffer dogs in the search...
    BERLIN (AP) — A man who disarmed four officers at gunpoint in southwestern Germany before fleeing into the Black Forest has been arrested after five days on the run, police said Friday. Four firearms were seized, police said in a brief statement, without giving further details of what happened. Hours earlier, they had appealed for 31-year-old Yves Rausch to contact authorities, either directly or via family or friends. On Sunday, police were alerted about a suspicious person carrying a bow and arrow. Officers located a suspect and conducted an ID check on the man at a hut he was using illegally. Officials in the town of Oppenau say the suspect initially cooperated but then suddenly pulled a gun on the...
    The Seattle City Council — like numerous decision-making bodies across the country in the wake of recent anti-police rioting — wants to defund the police in order to pay community-led organizations to take over some policing duties, KIRO-TV reported. For Seattle, that means cutting the department's budget in half. "Now is the time to divest from the police department," Council President Lorena Gonzalez said of the effort last week, the station noted. "Now is the time to zero out these budgets and to reimagine, rebuild, build something from a community-led and community-driven perspective that will actually build community safety for the people who have been harmed the most by over-policing and criminalization." Of course, a bunch of cops...
    BERLIN (AP) — A man who disarmed four officers at gunpoint in southwestern Germany before fleeing into the Black Forest has been arrested after five days on the run, police said Friday. Four firearms were seized, police said in a brief statement, without giving further details of what happened. Hours earlier, they had appealed for 31-year-old Yves Rausch to contact authorities, either directly or via family or friends. On Sunday, police were alerted about a suspicious person carrying a bow and arrow. Officers located a suspect and conducted an ID check on the man at a hut he was using illegally. Officials in the town of Oppenau say the suspect initially cooperated but then suddenly pulled a gun on...
    A black Portland cop called out Black Lives Matter protesters as being hypocritical after noticing more white people than minorities driving violence at demonstrations which has gripped the city for weeks. Officer Jakhary Jackson directed his comments to the movement's 'violent' participants in an audio interview released by the department on YouTube last week. 'It says something when you're at a Black Lives Matter protest, you have more minorities on the police side than you have in a violent crowd, he said in the recording.  Jackson, who has served in the department for about a decade, shared his viewpoints as a member of a rapid response team responding to demonstrations almost daily since the police-related slaying of George Floyd in Minneapolis...