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NY Cracks Down on Toy Gun Sellers
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Police, Security, Shooting, USA )

Ray
- 5 hours ago - rt.com
Giants of American retail such as Walmart and Amazon have announced they will comply with New York Attorney General�s order to stop selling realistically looking toy guns, unless their barrels are clearly marked with clearly visible orange markings.
Brutal Police Beating of Model Shocks Australia (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Australia, Crime, Police, Scandal, Social networks )

Ray
- 20 hours ago - rt.com
A video showing three Sydney police officers brutally beating a young woman has gone viral, with over 750,000 views on Facebook. During the clip, the victim is repeatedly hit with a police baton and appears to be kicked in the head by a male officer.
Woman F-Bombs Police and Gets Rewarded $100K Compensation
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Court, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
"F*** police" is political speech, a US court ruled. A woman who was arrested for swearing and raising a middle finger at law enforcers has been acquitted and awarded $100,000 in settlement.
Overhaul: NYC to Spend $130 Million Reducing Mentally Ill Prison Population
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 16 days ago - rt.com
New York City will spend $130 million in order to significantly reform the way its criminal justice system treats mentally ill inmates, as well as those consistently cycling in and out of prison, in the hopes that the campaign will also lower crime.
Darren Wilson Resigns in Wake of Shooting Michael Brown - Attorney
Offbeat  (tags: Police, Protest, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 19 days ago - rt.com
Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown, has resigned from the police force, his attorney said. The news comes amid unceasing protests across the US against a grand jury decision clearing Wilson of murder charges.
Up to 13,000 in UK: Modern Slavery Estimate By Home Office Quadruples Previous Figures
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Immigration, Law, Police, Politics, Sex, UK )

Ray
- 20 days ago - rt.com
Britain has released a "dark figure" on modern slavery: 10,000-13,000 victims are thought to be scratching a living in the UK, around four times more than another recent estimate.
Missouri KKK: We Will Use 'Lethal Force' Against Ferguson Protesters
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Human rights, Police, Politics, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 34 days ago - rt.com
The Missouri chapter of the Ku Klux Klan is threatening to use "lethal force" against protesters in Ferguson who threaten their safety, equating some demonstrators to "terrorists."
Two Wrongfully Convicted New Yorkers Awarded $9mn After Serving 16 Years in Jail
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 34 days ago - rt.com
After serving 16 years in prison on double murder charges they were wrongfully convicted for, two New York City men have reached a $9 million settlement deal with local and state officials.
California Police Spent $45mn on Spy Gear With Little Oversight
Offbeat  (tags: Information Technology, Intelligence, Police, Security, Social networks, USA )

Ray
- 36 days ago - rt.com
Police departments across California spent more than $45 million on surveillance equipment over the course of a decade with little to no legislative or public oversight - and without the public's knowledge, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
President Obama Picks First Black Woman to Head Justice Department
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 40 days ago - rt.com
President Barack Obama has announced his nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States, succeeding Eric Holder. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch would be the first black woman to hold the position.
Staffordshire Police Begins Two-Week Gun Amnesty
Offbeat  (tags: Guns, Law, Amnesty, Police, Staffordshire, England, UK )

Ray
- 42 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A two-week amnesty on illegally-held guns and ammunition has begun in Staffordshire. The surrender, in response to a law change in July, will allow owners of antique or unwanted firearms to hand them over without fear of prosecution.
Oklahoma Cop Faces 32 Charges of Sex Crimes Committed on Duty
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, Sex, USA )

Ray
- 44 days ago - rt.com
An Oklahoma City police officer has been charged with six more counts of sexual offenses while on duty after three more victims, including a teenager, told authorities he forced them to have sex with him.
Ray McGovern Describes Brutal Arrest at Petraeus Event (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: CIA, Crime, Police, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 48 days ago - rt.com
Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst-turned-antiwar activist, shared details with RT on Friday about an incident the night before in New York City during which he was arrested for trying to enter a public event.
Albuquerque Police Face Sweeping Reforms After Excessive Force Allegations
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Law, Police, Politics, Security, USA )

Ray
- 48 days ago - rt.com
The beleaguered Albuquerque Police Department in New Mexico has reached a deal with the Department of Justice to overhaul many of its practices. The reforms come amid protests fueled by the department fatally shooting nearly 30 people in four years.
 

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