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Activists call for tracking of police misconduct by FBI

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:32 am October 24, 2014 Activists in Ferguson have collected 200,000 signatures backing their demand that federal agencies address the national trend of police brutality with major reforms. The activists are calling for the collection and release of comprehensive data on how many Americans are killed by law enforcement officers annually. 

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Maryland man sues police department for $35 million


By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:03 pm September 17, 2014 A Baltimore man is suing the city’s police department for $35 million. The lawsuit follows the release of surveillance video showing 32-year-old Kollin Truss and a police officer involved in a physical altercation. 

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Black cop files police brutality lawsuit

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:01 am August 29, 2014 Every year, the Philadelphia Police Department receives scores of brutality lawsuits. But it is unusual for a police officer to make those charges. In a suit filed earlier this week, the unthinkable happened. Sgt. Brandon Ruff filed charges against the department. 

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It’s bigger than Ferguson, a white cop kills a black person nearly twice a week in America

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:04 am August 20, 2014 The following post was written by Jameson Parker. It originally appears on Addicting Info. By: Jameson Parker The fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, is certainly egregious overstep of police force, but not necessarily out of […]

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The Jordan Miles Case: officers found not guilty of excessive force

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:26 pm March 31, 2014 A federal jury decided three officers who beat and wrongfully arrested 22-year-old Jordan Miles four years ago did not use excessive force. The unanimous verdict came after 10 days of testimony. 

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LA woman says she was brutalized by police officer in hospital, video posted to YouTube

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:29 am February 12, 2014 A California college student has posted surveillance footage on YouTube of what appears to show her getting assaulted by a police officer.  Aloni Bonilla, a math major at Cal State Los Angeles, was pulled over by police in March of 2012 for suspicion of driving under the […]

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Update: Philadelphia DA to investigate stop-and-frisk injury claim

By BYP @blackyouthproj 4:28 pm February 7, 2014 Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said that his office would investigate 16-year-old Darrin Manning’s claim that a female police officer seriously injured his testicles during a stop-and-frisk. During a news conference on Thursday, Williams said, “when allegations are made about misconduct from a police officer, it erodes […]

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Caught on Camera: Michigan police beat, pepper spray & chop off weave of detained woman

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:38 am February 3, 2014   A Michigan police officer yanked a young mother’s head back and hacked off her hair while she was in custody. And it’s all been recorded on video. The incident, which took place at a Warren, Michigan jail was captured by surveillance cameras placed in the facility. 

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Woman says cops beat and tased 14-year-old son in face after shoplifting arrest

The mother of a 14-year-old boy who was arrested for shoplifting from a Pennsylvania Walmart is accusing the police of abusing the boy. Tullytown Police arrested Marissa Sargeant’s son for retail theft on Tuesday night. An adult relative was also taken into custody.

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15 Year-Old Honor Student Brittany Rowley Roughed Up by NYPD


15 year-old honor student Brittany Rowley has put the NYPD back in the headlines after being “roughed up” by two of its officers in a case of mistaken identity. Her harrowing experience is just another example of the NYPD’s outrageous, overly-aggressive tactics in our communities.

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