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NYPD Use Of Sound Cannons For Crowd Dispersal Can Qualify As Excessive Force, Judge Rules

The NYPD's use of a sound cannon against nonviolent protesters can indeed be considered excessive force, a federal appeals ... nonviolent protesters. The court did not find this argument persuasive. “ ... read more

NYPD must face lawsuit over 'sound cannons' at protests -judge

NEW YORK, June 1 (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department failed to persuade a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming it used excessive force by employing military-grade sound cannons, whi... read more

Why it's so hard for victims of police abuse to sue and win

VICE News interviewed more than 75 lawyers, advocates, and judges, and examined every federal excessive force civil rights lawsuit filed against police ... Courts shield public employees from liabilit... read more

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Cleveland’s Blame Game Before the Trumpocalypse

Many have noted that Cleveland will be the first city to host a national political convention while its police force is under federal ... rules—no sleeping bags, tents, water guns, tennis balls, aeros... read more


How Chicago’s Police Union Contract Ensures Abuses Remain in the Shadows

One June 14, six community groups, including Black Lives Matter Chicago, filed a federal lawsuit hoping to force the city to submit to court ... which can be intimidating and complicated to arrange. “ ... read more

Sunshine Week will commend openness

Reporters must be able to promise whistleblowers and other sources that their identities can be protected — otherwise, few would come forward. The Texas law is well-written and has proven itself in a ... read more

Transcript: Day Three of the Roberts Confirmation Hearings

What I can tell you is that with respect ... quote, "that the federal courts have no business in this field; that American law has always accorded to state the power to prevent, by force if necessary, ... read more

Calls for national Taser guidelines and compulsory cameras

(Sound of Taser video) NATALIE WHITING: In far western New South Wales in 2011, Philip Bugmy was Tasered while on his knees with his hands behind his head. It was later ruled that police had used exce... read more

The 1996 Republican Party Platform

Bill Clinton has demonstrated that he fails to understand the role excessive ... as well as in federal work force programs. Under a Republican renewal, the abilities of all will be needed in an expand... read more

Full Transcript: ABC News Iowa Republican Debate

And the political team of ABC News has been out in force throughout this ... have unemployment before you can solve the problem. And the re-- the financial bubbles are created by excessive credit and ... read more

Kleptocracy in America

In Brazil, huge, ongoing street protests over the course of two years have bolstered the federal police force and ... of writing the rules of the political and economic games in ways that favor those ... read more

Protesters Sue NYPD Over Use Of Potentially Deafening LRAD Sound Weapon

claiming—among other things—that the police violated their civil rights by using excessive force and preventing them from exercising their rights to free speech, assembly, and expression. The LRAD was ... read more



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