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Deadly Force Is Not Always Justified

After posting some cryptic messages on his Facebook page on the morning of November 28, 2016, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a refugee from Somalia, drove his car over a curb at Ohio State University into a crowd of people, then exited the car and began attacking people with a butcher knife. 2,176 more words


Standing Rock is Ripe for Excessive Force Lawsuits

In my column in Fault Lines today I examine what is happening to protesters in North Dakota as they fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Legally, based only on what we know to be true, the police appear to be acting far beyond what is lawful. 115 more words

Civil Rights

Murdered Dogs: Among the Consequences of False Reports to the Police

I signed a petition recently in support of Brandee Buschmann, a 43-year-old mother of two, whose dog, Sierra, was shot by the Kansas City police… 1,360 more words

Brandee Buschmann

Internet grammar police make arrest on religious-themed Facebook thread

Responding to tips from field observers, internet grammar police arrested Kay Blanchard, 77, for comments she made Thursday on a religious-themed Facebook post.
“Their trying to take jesus out of Christmis and easter to. 375 more words

US News

Inmate alleges he was put in segregation over his lawsuit against jail

An inmate with mental health issues who is suing the province over the treatment he allegedly received in Ottawa’s jail is now accusing the ministry of locking him away in a segregation cell for more than a week because of his lawsuit. 917 more words

Local News

Report: Ex-police sergeant kicked cuffed man for spitting

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A now-retired Connecticut police sergeant says in a newly released incident report that he kicked a handcuffed man in the head because the man refused to stop spitting blood at him. 118 more words


Former Sonoma Deputy Accused Of Excessive Force

SONOMA COUNTY (KPIX 5) – A former Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy may face criminal charges for using excessive force while responding to a domestic dispute. … 309 more words