Police Brutality

Video Released of New York Cop Knocking Out 17-Year-Old Male

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The acts of police brutality by the NYPD continue to be put on blast for the world to see. This time it’s a police officer against a 17-year-old male. The family of Marcel Hamer has released a cell-phone clip of a plainclothes New York City police...

Eric Garner’s Family Files Notice of Claim for $75 Million Civil Suit Against NYC and NYPD

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The story of Eric Garner, the 43-year-old father of six, died on Staten Island died at the hands of the NYPD who literally put him in a chokehold, made national headline news.  Now, Garner’s family has filed a notice of claim to sue the city...

Black Woman Punched by California Police Officer Settles for 1.5 Million

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An African American woman punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol officer on the side of a freeway in an incident caught on video will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and the officer has agreed to resign. The Associated Press reported: CHP Commissioner Joe...

Pregnant Woman Thrown to the Ground Belly-First by NYPD Officer

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Police brutality happens to women of color as well, but unfortunately these incidents can go underreported or overlooked. When Sandra Amezquita attempted to come to aid of her son, 17-year-old Jhohan Lemos, who was being arrested by police, she was met with excessive force. The...

10 Arguments Against Stupid Responses to Police Brutality

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The blatant murder of young Black men in public spaces by police officers, has prompted ongoing discussions about police brutality and the use of excessive force in Black and minority communities. These conversations, however, are not always met with open minds. Some people– especially White...