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40,000 Kenyans Accuse Britain of Abuse and Torture in Second Mau Mau Law Suit
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, UK )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - rt.com
Over 41,000 Kenyans have waged an attempt to sue the British government for compensation, alleging maltreatment and physical abuse during a Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s against UK colonial rule.
Small Town Sends Armored Vehicle, 24 Officers to Collect Debt From 75-Year-Old
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Military, Police, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 15 hours ago - rt.com
An armored military vehicle and 24 armed police officers: That's what the sheriff's department in a small Wisconsin town used to collect a civil judgement from a 75-year-old man, who has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against the town over the incident.
Police Killer Harry Roberts: The Crime That Shocked a Nation
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Court, Law, Police, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The world was a very different place in 1966 when three unarmed police officers were shot dead in west London.
Conman Fakes 2-Year Coma to Avoid Court
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Health, Law, Medicine, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
A fraudster who stole £41,000 from his neighbor avoided court for two years by pretending to be in a coma. Alan Knight, from Sketty in Swansea, claimed to be caring for an elderly neighbor with dementia, when in fact he was stealing in excess of £41,000.
Prison Guard Sexually Assaults Dozens of Inmates, Strikes Deal to Avoid Jail Time
Offbeat  (tags: Corruption, Court, Crime, Education, History, Law, Police, Politics, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation.
Edith Smith: Blue Plaque for WW1 Woman Police Officer
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, History, Crime, Police. Woman, WPC Edith Smith, Lincolnshire, UK )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A blue plaque honouring the first woman police officer with the power of arrest is being unveiled in the Lincolnshire town where she worked.
Father Of Dead Baby Left In Car For Six Hours: I Forgot
Offbeat  (tags: baby girl, father forgot, left her in car, crime )

BarbCat
- 12 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The father of an Oregon baby who died after being left in a parked car told police that he was supposed to take her to daycare but forgot and went to work instead.
Rapes Increase By 29% as Overall Crime Falls in England and Wales
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Rape, Data, Police, England UK )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The number of rapes reported to and recorded by police in England and Wales is at its highest ever level, official figures have shown.
Brooklyn Man Freed After Serving 29yrs for False Murder Conviction
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, History, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 14 days ago - rt.com
Coerced by police into a murder confession as a teenager, Brooklyn man David McCallum was finally released today after serving 29 years behind bars.
Cops Caught Using Millions in Seized Assets on Surveillance Gear, Weapons and Clowns
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Law, Mass media, Police, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
An investigation concerning the use of federal civil forfeiture law by local law enforcement agencies across the United States has exposed problems with a routine but rarely discussed police tactic.
Amnesty International Slams US in Death Penalty Report for Executing Mentally Disabled Prisoners
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Japan, Law, Pakistan, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental or intellectual disabilities to be executed -- a violation of international standards, the group wrote.
Less Media, More Sedatives: Oklahoma Reviews Capital Punishment Protocols After Botched Execution
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Drugs, Health, Human rights, Law, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
Oklahoma announced that more sedatives and less media, among other measures, are part of the state's new protocol for capital punishment after a botched execution in April left an inmate writhing in pain before dying 43 minutes after a lethal injection
NYPD Officer Caught on Camera Violently Tackling Pregnant Woman Onto Her Stomach (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 35 days ago - rt.com
A New York Police Department officer was caught on video tackling a visibly pregnant woman, and then remaining on top of her while she was facedown on the ground. Doctors do not know if her baby was harmed during the altercation.
Is Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use Beneficial to the Society?
Offbeat  (tags: culture, business, crime, goodnews, off-beat, society )

Tonya
- 36 days ago - inquisitr.com
America is gradually taking a softer -- or, at least, less harsh -- stance against recreational use of marijuana, or cannabis. Some of the largest cities have begun to either completely legalize smoking weed or reduce the penalty for consuming it.
Restoring Humanity: US-Tortured Victims of Abu Ghraib Gain Faces in Photo Project
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Exhibition, Human rights, Iraq, Marina Portnaya, Military, Photography, USA )

Ray
- 36 days ago - rt.com
A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.
 

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