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89. DAYBREAK (Al-Fajr, Sura 89, 30 Verses, Makkan)

In the Name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy.

By the Daybreak, by the Ten Nights, by the even and the odd, by the passing night – is this oath strong enough for a rational person? 241 more words

Chapters 78-114

Manitoba's police watchdog looking into allegations of 'excessive force' against 12-year-old

Manitoba’s civilian police watchdog is investigating a report of excessive force used during the arrest of a 12-year-old boy.

Winnipeg police said the incident happened on Aug. 78 more words

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Cousin of TLC’s TBoz Fatally Shot 18 Times By Police in Illinois

Eddie Russell Jr., the 25 year-old younger cousin of Tionne “Tboz” Watkins of the musical group TLC, was shot and killed by Peoria police officers in Illinois on September 20 after the young man – whose mental health issues are well-known in the surrounding community – of robbing a bank. 815 more words

Police Brutality

Halifax police officer charged with assault for arrest outside downtown bar

A Halifax Regional Police officer has been charged with assault, after an investigation by the province’s police watchdog.

The charge against Const. Derek Fish, 47, stems from an incident on April 27 outside the Cheers Bar and Grill on Grafton Street. 135 more words

Canada

Denver deputy accused of excessive force 3 times in one month

DENVER — Deputy Sergeant Randolph Romero is keeping investigators with the Internal Affairs division of the Denver Sheriff’s Office very busy.

Romero, 51, was charged with third-degree assault against an inmate August 4th.  707 more words

Problem Solvers

Man Arrested By BART Police Last Year Sues Over Excessive Force

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – An Oakland man who was arrested during a violent struggle with BART police last year has sued the transit agency and four officers for alleged use of excessive force, false arrest and assault. 460 more words

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Seahawks' Bennett Says He Feared Death By Las Vegas Police

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett accused Las Vegas police on Wednesday of racially motivated excessive force, saying he was threatened at gunpoint and handcuffed following a report of gunshots at an after-hours club at a casino-hotel. 980 more words

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