Here's the video NYPD released of a plainclothes cop brutally attacking tennis star James Blake


James Blake made a terrible mistake. He was outside in public while black. Here is video proof, released today by the New York Police Department.

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WATCH: Florida cop treating handcuffed homeless man like hungry zoo animal


A kindly Sarasota, Florida police officer was observed on video feeding a handcuffed homeless man with peanuts tossed on the floor and into the man's mouth. The officer also issued "dog commands" to the homeless man, who rolled around to eat the peanuts off the floor. The incident was recorded on video. As a reward for his kindness to a fellow human being, officer Andrew Halpin was given a paid vacation while an internal investigation team decides what to do. Read the rest

Police officer who tortured this handcuffed man had prior record of attacking people


In 2009, Colorado police officer Mark Magness broke an innocent man's arm during an illegal fireworks investigation. Magness pled guilty, but the police department didn't fire him.

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Jail starves mentally ill man to death, Sheriff is "sorry"

Alternet reports that Farris "had no prior criminal record but had struggled with a history of mental illness."

McKinney “Pool Party” police officer Eric Casebolt resigns after video of teen abuse goes viral

“I had 12 officers on the scene and 11 of them performed according to their training,” the local police chief said at a press conference today.

Out-of-control Texas cop pulls gun on children

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At a pool party in Texas, an officer was filmed pointing his gun at youngsters, grabbing a bikini-clad girl by the neck, and screaming obscenities.

According to the McKinney, Texas, Police Department, officers were dispatched to deal with juveniles who did "not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave." Other reports claim that black children at the event were subjected to racist remarks and that police were responding to an assault report.

The footage shows one officer rolling on the ground, Reno 911-style, then pursuing someone off-screen. Nearby, another officer talks calmly with bystanders. A fourth officer, however, is seen grabbing a boy and pulling him down, then shouting angrily at nearby youngsters and ordering some of them "on the ground", and others to "get your ass out of here."

The officer begins cuffing some of the boys, then stands anxiously in the street for some time before returning to where more youngsters are gathering.

"Don't make me fucking run around here with thirty pounds of god-damn gear in the sun," he shouts at them. Moments later, all the while bellowing more or less incoherently, he drags a girl in a bikini to the ground, then pulls a weapon on nearby kids as they surround them.

Another officer grabs him briefly by the arm, but is shrugged off. He returns to the girl in the bikini, pushing her to the ground and holding her down with his knee.

"On your face!" he tells her. Read the rest

"Everyone respects the gun": cop who shot dead suicidal man

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Justin Way, newly jobless, drunk, and lying in bed with a large knife, threatened to kill himself. His worried girlfriend called the local sheriff's department for help. Police, armed with assault rifles, barged in and killed him. Read the rest

UK cop jailed for beating activist


Andrew Ott's job was to record evidence that student protestors in Parliament Square were violent, but his clever plan—physically attacking them!—has earned him 8 months in prison. Read the rest

Cop squirts something unpleasant into faces of handcuffed teens


In January, Officer Vince Warlick opened a door into a police detention room where two teens were being held in handcuffs and calmly shot what appears to be pepper spray in their faces. Officer Warlick has not been disciplined, but the Alton Board of Aldermen voted not to reappoint Chief Jason Simmons after the video was aired on TV.

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Alabama cop body slams elderly man to ground, paralyzes him

Sureshbhai Patel was taking his morning walk on the the street outside his son's home in Alabama when a concerned resident spotted him and called police to report a "skinny black guy" wearing a "toboggan" in his neighborhood. Police arrived on the scene, and when one officer became frustrated that Patel wasn't complying with his orders to stop "jerking away," he slammed Patel to the ground so hard that it paralyzed him. Patel had been in the US for a week and didn't understand English. Read the rest

Ohio cop gets criminal charges for swiping camera from disabled woman

Yellow Springs, Ohio police Sgt. Naomi Penrod must be surprised that she is being criminally charged for twisting the arm of a disabled woman to swipe her video camera. After all, other cops get away with murder.

From WYSO:

Penrod has been accused of twisting the arm of a resident who was filming her when police arrived on Nov. 5th to check on an eviction notice. An internal investigation determined that Penrod had committed a "hostile act," which she's appealing.

From WHIO:

Sgt. Naomi Penrod is facing three misdemeanor charges, of interfering with civil rights, assault and disorderly conduct, according to Yellow Springs Village Manager Patti Bates, who declined to give further details.

Here's a recording of the 911 call that the disabled woman made after the incident.

Penrod gets her paid vacation "until the criminal case has been resolved." Read the rest

NYC report reveals troubling patterns in illegal chokeholds


New York City's Department of Investigation released a report on 10 illegal NYPD chokeholds since 2009. Former Commissioner Ray Kelly rejected all 6 that were recommended for disciplinary action. Read the rest

Video shows cop robbing and pepper-spraying man

In this video it looks like a NYC cop is stealing money from a man and then pepper spraying him. At least the cop didn't kill the man on the spot. That's progress! NY Times: Video of Officer Accused of Theft Prompts Inquiry Read the rest

Woman beaten by CHP cop to receive $1.5 million

The woman beaten by a CHP Officer Daniel Andrew will receive $1.5 million under a settlement, and Officer Daniel Andrew has "elected" to resign. Read the rest

LAPD handcuffs black actress for kissing white boyfriend

My wife has kissed me in front of Studio Police, CA and she wasn't handcuffed. So why did they handcuff and detain Daniele Watts for kissing her boyfriend?

Watts' husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, answered the question on Facebook:

Today, Daniele Watts & I were accosted by police officers after showing our affection publicly.

From the questions that he asked me as D was already on her phone with her dad, I could tell that whoever called on us (including the officers), saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were a HO (prostitute) & a TRICK (client). This is something that happened to her and her father when she was 16. What an assumption to make!!!

Because of my past experience with the law, I gave him my ID knowing we did nothing wrong and when they asked D for hers, she refused to give it because they had no right to do so. So they handcuffed her and threw her roughly into the back of the cop car until they could figure out who she was. In the process of handcuffing her, they cut her wrist, which was truly NOT COOL!!!

Sorry LAPD, anti-miscegenation laws are no longer on the books.

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