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The Guardian is tracking police shootings by country and it yields surprising results for the United States compared to many of it’s peers. Police in specific US cities will kill more suspects in a few days than entire countries do in decades. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. “It’s rather difficult to compare data from different time periods, according to different methodologies, across different parts of the world, and still come to definitive conclusions. But now that we […]

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What happens to a citizen when hundreds of images of child pornography are found on their computer and phone? Well, if you are a law enforcement officer, the answer is, nothing. An investigation into the New Orleans Police Department has revealed a disturbing lack of discipline for individuals who’ve been caught and accused of despicable acts. The residents of a Mandeville neighborhood felt safe knowing that a 16-year veteran of the NOPD, Sgt Bradley Wax lived down their street. However, that would quickly change after Wax was arrested and charged with 38 counts of possessing […]

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This is what happens when you challenge the authority of border patrol. The woman, Jessica Cooke, has every right to know why she is being detained. “Looking nervous” is not a legitimate reason to stop someone. Jessica Cooke, a 21-year-old from Ogdensburg, New York, recently graduated from SUNY Canton with a degree in law enforcement leadership and had already applied for a job as a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent when she was surprised by an impromptu final lesson at a CBP checkpoint on Route 37 in Waddington last week. What she learned—that […]

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Ervin Leon Edwards, 38, died face down in a jail cell after a half-dozen officers held him down and tasered him, then left him for dead. His crime? Police were questioning him about an argument with his girlfriend and then began harassing him over his “sagging pants,” according to the lawsuit. He was arrested moments later and brought to the West Baton Rouge jail. As Edwards was being arrested, for seemingly no reason, he began to voice his discontent. Nonetheless, officers still managed to restrain him and bring him to jail. During the arrest, police […]

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A federal judge in Las Vegas has ruled that FBI agents went too far when they shut off Internet service to a Las Vegas hotel room last summer, then posed as repairmen so they could get a peek into the room without a search warrant. In an elaborate, “Ocean’s Eleven”-like ruse, FBI agents went undercover at a Las Vegas casino to catch members of an alleged sports betting ring operating out of a high-roller suite. New video released of the July sting inside Caesars Palace was recorded from the lapel of one of the agents […]

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