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The Gibraltar Killings

If you somehow knew who Adolph Hitler would become and what he would do, would you murder him before he could do his damage? This rhetorical question is asked by personality tests, psychologists, and Philosophy professors all the time to gauge the morality of their subjects.  1,553 more words

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Norwich police officers violated man's civil rights

NORWICH- A federal jury in Connecticut has ruled in favor of a Norwich man, deciding that his civil rights were violated by two police officers in November 2010. 449 more words

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I Was Pepper-Sprayed by Seattle Police on MLK Day

Jesse Hagopian, January 2, 2015

Some of my early memories are of riding on my parents’ shoulders at the annual Martin Luther King Day march. Seattle’s annual rally on King’s birthday is often one of the largest marches of the year in our city, bringing thousands of people into the streets around the most pressing social-justice issues of the day. 635 more words

Justice Department Finds Pattern of Police Bias and Excessive Force in Ferguson

WASHINGTON — Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., have routinely violated the constitutional rights of the city’s black residents, the Justice Department has concluded in a scathing report that accuses the officers of using excessive force and making unjustified traffic stops for years. 370 more words

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Councilwoman Says Denver Can Live With Latest Settlement Involving Police Force

DENVER (CBS4) – Denver City Council has approved another payout over an incident involving Denver police.

The city council agreed to a $50,000 payment to a woman who got injured when she was arrested in an apartment building, even though the police chief defended the officer’s actions. 307 more words

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Man says Alabama police tased him at his housewarming for no reason

An Alabama man says he was celebrating his purchase of a new home with friends when Madison County deputies and sheriff arrived and used a taser on him without reason. 572 more words

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Justice for All... Experiences of Undocumented Youth with Law Enforcement

This is part of our ongoing series of blog posts about race, racism and law enforcement in communities of color.

By J. Manuel Casas, PhD (Professor Emeritus of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara) 1,329 more words

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