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Missouri KKK: We Will Use 'Lethal Force' Against Ferguson Protesters
Offbeat  (tags: Hate crimes, Human rights, Police, Politics, Protest, USA )

Ray
- 9 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
- 9 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
- 10 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
- 15 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
- 17 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
- 19 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
- 22 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
- 23 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.
Small Town Sends Armored Vehicle, 24 Officers to Collect Debt From 75-Year-Old
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Military, Police, USA, Vehicles )

Ray
- 26 days 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.
New Device Tracks When Cop Pulls Trigger (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: Police, SciTech, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 28 days ago - rt.com
Amid wide concerns over US police brutality, militarization and indiscriminate use of force against suspects, a new technology has emerged that will enable law enforcement to track down when a bullet was fired from a police gun.
Police Killer Harry Roberts: The Crime That Shocked a Nation
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Court, Law, Police, UK )

Ray
- 31 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.
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
- 32 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.
Rapes Increase By 29% as Overall Crime Falls in England and Wales
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Rape, Data, Police, England UK )

Ray
- 38 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
- 39 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.
 

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