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Another incident of police using excessive force has gone viral. On Sunday, June 14, 2020, the Woodlynne Police Department released bodycam footage of cops harassing a group of Black teens. The incident occurred on Saturday, June 13, in Woodlynne, New Jersey after cops were called following claims that teens were trespassing at a property. When…

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A video has emerged of a frightening encounter between a Black couple with children and officers with the Phoenix, Arizona, police department. It all started after Dravon Ames, 22, his pregnant fiancée Iesha Harper, and their two small children left a Family Dollar. Unbeknownst to the couple, their four-year-old child had taken a doll, valued…

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The FBI is now involved in the case of Keeven Robinson, 22, of Metairie, Louisiana, after he died during an arrest. According to the Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO), Robinson was under investigation for suspected drug dealing. Detectives with the JPSO spotted him at a local gas station and moved in for an arrest but were…

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When this writer first encountered the story of Jamarion Robinson, it was emotionally jarring on a visceral level. Rolling out was invited to see the aftermath of the death of Robinson by U.S. Marshalls serving a warrant on behalf of Gwinnett County Police and the Atlanta Police Department. I did not know a lot about Robinson…

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Once again a police officer has been caught on tape using excessive force, this time in Arlington, Texas. Latasha Nelson of Dallas recorded the encounter where Arlington Police Officer Chad Haning arrested her 14-year-old son Trayvon and then violently assaulted and handcuffed her 16-year-old son. When an emotionally upset Nelson asked Haning where he was…

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The police shooting of a pregnant Black mother of three children has Seattle on edge. Charleena Lyles,30, called police shortly after 10 a.m. on Sunday morning to report a burglary at her apartment. When police responded to her apartment, she allegedly opened the door holding a knife in her hand. Not much is known after…

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A video uploaded to YouTube last week created a firestorm on social media. It shows San Antonio, Texas, school resource officer Joshua Kehm throwing middle school student Janissa Valdez, 12, to the ground, slamming her head into concrete.  When the video emerged online, an outcry arose from not only the parent of the girl but from…

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Linwood Lambert, according to police, was having a psychotic episode in a hotel room in South Boston, Virginia. According to police, he was speaking erratically and stating there were bodies in the ceiling of his room. Police told Lambert they were going to take him to a hospital emergency room for his own safety. But…

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There has been a series of videos posted to Facebook that show what seems to appear as police use of excessive force. Because the majority of these videos are coming from bystanders armed with smartphones to record the encounter, usually only the officers’ violent actions are recorded. The recent case of of teen  Emilio Mayfield, who…

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