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Posts Tagged with "excessive force"

U.S. at U.N. prisoners’ rights meeting: Progress, but still wrong on solitary confinement

December 13, 2012

Yesterday I wrote about the ACLU’s efforts to ensure that the U.S. government is properly engaged at a U.N. meeting in Buenos Aires on uniform rules for the treatment of prisoners. Now that the meeting is underway, it appears that the U.S. delegation is playing a constructive role – but we’ve still got work to do.

Tim Russell’s car was surrounded by dozens of police evidence markers indicating bullets, shells or other pieces of evidence. – Photo: Marvin Fong, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Cleveland PD murders unarmed Black couple, firing 137 shots

December 11, 2012

A horrific shooting on Nov. 29 resulted in the death of two unarmed African Americans, Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43. This may be the worst example of excessive use of deadly force in the history of the United States. The fact that 12 of the 13 Cleveland police officers were white and the victims were Black in a city which has an almost 70 percent minority population is a crisis. We all know that 12 Black police officers would never have fired 137 shots at Black or white citizens.

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Notorious prison gang investigator under investigation

February 4, 2012

Calipatria State Prison Institutional Gang Investigator (IGI) E. Duarte is currently under investigation by the United States District Court due to a complaint of excessive force on an inmate and complaints of falsifying legal documentation and planting evidence on inmates.

Why did SFPD shoot Randal Dunklin in his wheelchair?

January 29, 2011

As the police continue to shoot unarmed and mentally disabled people, including a man in a wheelchair, the community is speaking out against these incidents of excessive force. On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 17, about 150 San Franciscans and Bay Area activists expressed their outrage with a march and rally in San Francisco.

Seattle girl speaks about police beating

March 3, 2009

Seattle teen Malika Calhoun, 15, tells what led up to the vicious attack on her, caught on video, by police Deputy Paul Schene, how it felt and what she would like to see happen.

Police accountability law might have prevented execution of Oscar Grant

January 14, 2009

Political remedies to hold police more accountable for outrageous acts such as the shooting death of an African-American youth here on New Year’s Day have been blocked by even supposedly “sympathetic” Democratic Party politicians.

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