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#Police Brutality

# police-brutality - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man

Rayshard Brooks was running away when he was shot by a police officer.

# police-brutality - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians

The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.

Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’

Chokeholds have come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody.

# police-brutality - Thursday 11 June, 2020

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’ Black Lives Matter This post contains videos

George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’

“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.

# police-brutality - Monday 1 June, 2020

'You have to arrest people': Trump says state governors are ‘weak’ in face of protests

The president had to take refuge in a White House bunker during angry scenes outside.

# police-brutality - Sunday 31 May, 2020

Dozens gather in Dublin for peaceful protests against US police brutality

Two protests were held in Dublin this afternoon in solidarity with protesters in the US.

Protesting brutality against black people is 'right and necessary', but 'needless destruction' is not, says Joe Biden

Protests over police killings of black people reignited after George Floyd was killed during an arrest on Monday.

# police-brutality - Saturday 30 September, 2017

'I've had to face the harsh reality that exists in America: black people are not safe'

Playwright Keith Wallace writes about racial inequality, police brutality, and the trauma it inflicts on minority communities in America.

# police-brutality - Friday 28 October, 2016

Sinn Féin TD criticises police crackdown at Native American protest

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has demanded that the construction of a pipeline through its land is stopped.

# police-brutality - Thursday 21 January, 2016

Former US police officer gets 263-year jail sentence for raping and sexually assaulting black women

“This is not a law-enforcement officer that committed these crimes. This is a rapist who masqueraded as a law-enforcement officer.”

# police-brutality - Friday 4 December, 2015

WATCH: US cop places gun in black man's mouth 'to show off to his friends'

“I dare you to f**king fight me, son…I just came from Iraq and I’m not scared of none of y’all.”

# police-brutality - Thursday 12 November, 2015

WATCH: US police use stun gun on black man outside hospital, an hour before his death

Linwood Lambert’s family’s lawyer: ‘Anyone who watches this would not think it is outrageous to suggest that what these police officers did was tantamount to murder.’

# police-brutality - Sunday 9 August, 2015

What happened to Ferguson in the year since Michael Brown was killed?

“Everyone’s listening now.”

# police-brutality - Thursday 6 August, 2015

An unarmed white teen was shot dead by US police. Why is there no outrage?

Zachary Hammond was shot dead over two weeks ago.

# police-brutality - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

WATCH: US cop charged with murder after 'senselessly' shooting black man in the head

“He should never have been a police officer,” says the prosecutor.

# police-brutality - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Blackface routine planned at fundraiser for cops accused of killing black man

The event is being organised by a former Baltimore cop fired for his Al Jolson perfomances.

# police-brutality - Thursday 16 July, 2015

WATCH: Police officer arrests naked woman after 'illegally' entering her house

A police report says the officer forced her to “look into his eyes” as he “lectured” her, in handcuffs.

# police-brutality - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

WATCH: Unarmed man shot dead by police after taking his hat off

Police in California were forced to release the video, after keeping it hidden for two years.

# police-brutality - Friday 10 July, 2015

WATCH: Investigation underway after 12 cops are caught beating and kicking black man

“I’ve got the f**king taser, here I come. You’re getting the f**king taser.”

# police-brutality - Sunday 21 June, 2015

Video of Chicago cop opening fire on a car full of unarmed black teens is "disturbing on a whole new level"

None of them had a weapon or acted aggressively toward the officers, according to the complaint.

# police-brutality - Sunday 7 June, 2015

WATCH: Texas cop throws black girl in a bikini to the ground, threatens teens with gun

The officer has been placed on “administrative leave” after a wave of outrage across America.

# police-brutality - Monday 1 June, 2015

Baltimore police are afraid to arrest people, and murders are at a record high

The city just had its deadliest month in 25 years – right after the death of Freddie Gray.

# police-brutality - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Hundreds are attending a vigil for a cow shot dead by police

Bessie posed ‘a significant risk’ to the public after escaping from a farm.

# police-brutality - Monday 11 May, 2015

The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record

The United States is up for its four-year review.

# police-brutality - Friday 8 May, 2015

WATCH: Police officer charged with kicking black man in the face

Lateef Dickerson was complying with orders to get down on the ground when it happened.

# police-brutality - Sunday 3 May, 2015

'This is out of control, we're being murdered for no reason'

The mother of a black man shot dead by police speaks to from Philadelphia.

# police-brutality - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Irish playwright embroiled in controversy over play about death of black teen

Actors have walked off Phelim McAleer’s “Ferguson”, a staged reading of testimony surrounding the police shooting of Michael Brown.

Baltimore protests: 'It can't be business as usual with that man's spine broken, with no justice'

The police department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest.

# police-brutality - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

Outrage and protests after death of black man arrested by Baltimore police

Freddie Gray died on Sunday, a week after he was arrested and suffered a severed spinal cord.

# police-brutality - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

US police officer charged with murdering black man after video of shooting emerges

Patrolman Michael Slager shot Walter Scott several times in the back.

# police-brutality - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Police officer pleads not guilty to slamming a grandfather into the ground, paralysing him

The officer has pleaded not guilty to assault.

# police-brutality - Saturday 6 December, 2014

Grand jury to consider latest police killing of an unarmed man in New York

The father of a young girl was shot dead by a single bullet on a dimly lit staircase at a Brooklyn apartment building.

# police-brutality - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests

“The world is watching America”

# police-brutality - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Ferguson: Cop who killed unarmed black teen 'would not do anything different'

Darren Wilson has spoken for the first time since being cleared over the shooting of Michael Brown.

# police-brutality - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Suspects in murder of British tourists retract confession after torture claims

Now Amnesty International is getting involved.

# police-brutality - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

America's long history of police riots - the short version

Armed police, brutality, rioting and racial tension – sound familiar?

# police-brutality - Monday 11 August, 2014

Chaos erupts in Missouri town after police shoot dead unarmed black man

An emotional candlelit vigil turned into looting and rioting.

# police-brutality - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Gardaí gave 'misleading' information to Ombudsman on student protest

The Ombudsman was investigating complaints about the behaviour of four gardaí at the protest in 2010.

# police-brutality - Friday 14 June, 2013

Medical volunteer in Turkey fighting for his life after being beaten by police

Medical personnel who have set up temporary facilities to help those injured in protests say they have been directly targeted by police.

# police-brutality - Friday 24 May, 2013

Schools torched in fifth night of Sweden riots over 'police brutality'

The troubles are believed to have been triggered by the fatal police shooting of a 69-year-old man last week.

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