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Georgia Police Sergeant Taunts 13-Year-Old and Then Leaves Him in Freezing Patrol Car: ‘Getting Cold Yet?’

5yrs ago from Raw Story
New body camera footage shows two Georgia police officers leaving a 13-year-old boy freezing in the back of a police cruiser on a cold early January morning as an apparent interrogation tactic. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that early on the morning of January 2, a Roswell, Georgia police officer identified as C. Dickerson stopped a 13-year-old boy who was driving a golf cart. According to the police report obtained by the AJC, the boy only had on …
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Body Cams Demonstrate Their Indispensability in a Minneapolis Shooting

5yrs ago from Red State
The more we learn the more it is obvious that requiring police officers to wear body cameras is critical to both suppressing police misconduct (it is amazing how people will conduct themselves when they know they are being watched) and to combating malicious allegations of misconduct. Just before Memorial Day, race-baiter extraordinaire Shaun King, aka Talcum X because to all appearances he’s a white guy | Read More »
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Film Inclusion Report Says Rhetoric Doesn’t Equal Results

5yrs ago from Washington Times
Despite enthusiastic discourse around diversity in film, a report from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released Tuesday says when it comes to the numbers, little has changed. The most popular movies are still largely the domain of white, straight, able-bodied men, both in front of the camera and behind.
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Minneapolis Police Release Bodycam Video of Officer-Involved Shooting Death of 31-Year-Old Black Man

5yrs ago from The Blaze
The Minneapolis Police Department has released bodycam video of last month's officer-involved shooting death of a 31-year-old black man, KARE-TV reported. Thurman Blevins led Officers Justin Schmidt and Ryan Kelly on a foot chase that ended when the officers shot and killed the suspect. The department has faced scrutiny following Blevins' death. "This is just one part of an effort to bring greater transparency," Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said during a news conference after police released the bodycam videos. "We can't make our city a better place by demonizing all police or by failing to recognize that black lives do matter." Police made public three separate videos — two raw videos and one stabilized and analyzed video — from the body cameras worn by officers Schmidt and Kelly. The officers remain on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. What happened? On June 23, officers Schmidt and Kelly responded to a 911 call on the north side at …
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WATCH: Police Body Camera Catches Bystander Making NFL-Like Tackle of Fleeing Perp

5yrs ago from The Blaze
When a suspect escaped the grasp of a Provo police officer attempting to arrest him during a welfare check gone wrong, a bystander stepped up to take the fleeing perp down, KSTU-TV reported. Officer Austin Williams was chasing suspect Emiliano Medina after the man threw punches and reportedly tried to grab the officer's gun, when a bystander ended things abruptly with a hit the officer described as "like NFL hardest hits type of stuff." What happened? Williams arrived at a Sam's Club gas station Tuesday after receiving reports of a man asking people for water. It was supposed to be a simple welfare check. Williams approached Medina in a non-threatening way, simply asking if he was alright. Medina appeared hostile from the beginning, responding by pointing his hand like a gun to his own head and then lunging at the officer's gun. Medina and Williams engage in a brief struggle as Williams orders him to …
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Gun-Wielding Males Steal Jewelry Right Off Vietnam Vet as He Sits on Porch—but There’s Hopeful News

5yrs ago from The Blaze
Fresh from a doctor's appointment, Kendrick Holloway was sitting on the porch of his Detroit home Friday afternoon when two men — one pointing a gun — walked right up to him, WJBK-TV reported. "The guy kept saying, 'I will shoot you,'" Holloway, 68, recalled to the station. And given his eyes were dilated from the doctor visit and his vision was blurry, WJBK said, the Vietnam veteran and cancer survivor wasn't game for a confrontation. "It happened so fast, I didn't have a chance to think about it," Holloway added to the station. "My biggest thing was, 'Just don't shoot me, take the jewelry' ... That's replaceable, I'm not." Within two minutes, jewelry of sentimental value was ripped and snatched right off his body as he sat there at gunpoint, WJBK said. The hopeful news? Fortunately, a doorbell video camera recorded the armed theft, the station said. What's more, while a WJBK reporter was interviewing Holloway, …
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Georgia Cops Used Coin-Flip App to Decide Whether to Arrest Woman

5yrs ago from The Week
Instead of using their discretion, two police officers in Roswell, Georgia, chose in April to let a coin-flip app decide whether to arrest a woman stopped for speeding. WXIA-TV obtained body camera video of the incident, and Officer Courtney Brown can be heard asking Sarah Webb if she knows how fast she was going. Webb said she was sorry for speeding, but was late for work. Brown asks Webb to hand over the keys, and then walks to her patrol car, where she asks other officers if she should arrest Webb or give her a ticket. Brown is heard saying she did not record Webb's speed, and then says, "Hold on," proceeding to open a coin-flip app on her phone, CBS News reports. Officer Kristee Wilson pipes up, and says if it's heads Webb should be arrested, and if it's tails, she should be free to go. The app gives Brown tails, but Wilson suggests she be arrested anyway, and Webb is detained, charged with going too fast for conditions and reckless driving. Those charges were ultimately dropped. Police Chief Rusty Grant told CBS News on Friday he was "appalled" that any officers would "trivialize the decision making process of something as important as the arrest of a person," and said as soon as heard about the incident, an investigation was launched and the two officers were placed on administrative leave. Webb, who said she didn't know about the use of the app until she was contacted weeks later by WXIA, called the incident "degrading." Catherine Garcia
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PD: Video Proves Suspect Was Armed in Police Shooting That Sparked Riot

5yrs ago from Western Journalism
Footage from body cameras and surveillance cameras shows that a man who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer was armed with what appears to be a handgun, a department spokesman said Sunday. The shooting Saturday evening in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the city’s South Side sparked a clash between angry residents…
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WATCH: Arizona GOP Lawmaker Busted for Speeding Brags to Cop That He Regularly Drives 140 Miles Per Hour

5yrs ago from Raw Story
Republican Arizona state Rep. Paul Mosley this year was pulled over for driving 97 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone — and then he proceeded to brag to the officer who pulled him over that he regularly drives even faster. Per the Arizona Republic, body camera footage from a La Paz County Sheriff’s deputy released this week shows Mosley smirking as the officer approaches his vehicle to hand him a citation for speeding, despite …
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Netflix May Be Investigated After Streaming Graphic Film Featuring Pre-Teen Girls

5yrs ago from The Blaze
PJ Media reports that Netflix is under investigation after streaming an Argentinian film that includes an explicit, sexualized scene involving two pre-pubescent-aged girls. What are the details of the film? The film, titled "Desire," is about "Lucía and Ofelia, two sisters," who "finally meet after [seven] years at Lucia's wedding. But when Juan, Lucia's husband, and Ofelia meet, they feel like a disruptive fantasy have enchanted their minds and bodies," according to an IMDB film synopsis. The film is rated 4/10 stars at IMDB. PJ Media describes the offending opening scene in question as two young girls — approximately aged seven and nine years — experimenting with pillows and playing what the site calls "horse." According to PJ Media's Megan Fox: The older girl begins to obviously masturbate as the younger child watches. The camera even takes this scene into a closeup of the child's face in slow motion, moving up and down and panting like a porn …
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New Drone Surveillance Will 'Make Big Brother Drool'

5yrs ago from WND
The product is expected to be called “Azon Air,” a drone with information-upload capabilities that “would make Big Brother drool.” That’s according to Mike Maharrey of the Tenth Amendment Center, which monitors and reports on such issues. “Axon sells police body cameras and Tasers. It also developed a cloud-based data storage system called Evidence.com for […]
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Pennsylvania Cop to Be Investigated After Fatally Shooting Unarmed 17-Year-Old Multiple Times

5yrs ago from The Blaze
An East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police officer shot and killed Antwon Rose, an unarmed 17-year-old, following a Tuesday night traffic stop, and he's now under investigation. What are the details of the shooting? The East Pittsburgh police officer pulled over a vehicle Tuesday night after the vehicle had reportedly been linked to a nonfatal drive-by shooting in another part of town earlier that evening. According to Fox News, the unnamed officer placed the driver in handcuffs and around this time, Rose and a third person fled on foot. Fox News reported that no suspects fired on police officers, but the officer reportedly shot Rose, striking him several times. Rose was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died. WTAE-TV reported that the officer who fired on Antwon was not wearing a body camera, nor was the patrol car equipped with cameras. Video of the incident has been shared widely on the internet. (Content warning: graphic footage) During a news …
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A 5-Year-Old Knocked Over a Community Center Statue, and the City Billed His Parents $132,000

5yrs ago from The Week
A Kansas 5-year-old was attending a wedding at a local community center with his family last month when he saw the "Aphrodite di Kansas City," a minimalist sculpture of a woman's upper body, and decided to give it a hug. Within moments, boy and statue alike were on the ground. Several days later, the boy's mom got a letter from the insurance company of the city of Overland Park, which runs the community center, asking for $132,000 in damages. "It's clear accidents happen, and this was an accident," said the mother, Sarah Goodman. "I don't want to diminish the value of their art. But I can't pay for that." The artist who made the Aphrodite says it is damaged beyond repair and that $132,000 was its price point before the accident. Goodman believes the damage was not serious — in surveillance camera footage, it is carried away apparently intact — and that it should have been better attached to its stand. "Our kids were well-supervised and well-behaved," she said. "Maybe my son hugged a torso because he's a loving, sweet nice boy who just graduated from preschool." Watch his very expensive hug below. Bonnie Kristian
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WATCH: Arizona Cops Viciously Beat Drug Suspect — Then Mock Him as He Lies Bleeding

5yrs ago from Raw Story
Police in Mesa, Arizona, are taking more heat after a newly released body camera video shows officers savagely beating a man arrested for drug possession — and then mocking him while he’s lying in a pool of his own blood. NBC News reports Mesa police officers were caught on camera repeatedly punching 23-year-old Jose Luis Conde, whom they had pulled over and subsequently arrested after they allegedly found him to be in possession of a …
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WATCH: Black Couple Held at Gunpoint and Accused of ‘theft’ After Asking Why They Were Overcharged for Orange Juice

5yrs ago from Raw Story
Another disturbing Waffle House video has surfaced. Body camera footage released by justice advocate, Shaun King, shows a black a man and woman being arrested, and held at gunpoint in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Here is the body camera footage of this outrageous wrongful arrest of a Black couple @WaffleHouse. They were arrested for theft & trespassing. They never even received the food. They were overcharged a $1.50 for an orange juice and asked to …
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Officers Discussed Overtime, Racial Backlash While Restraining Sterling Brown, New Footage Shows

5yrs ago from The Blaze
Milwaukee police officers expressed concerns over potential accusations of racism during the arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown in January, according to new footage obtained by WISN-TV. The Milwaukee Police Department released more body-camera footage from the incident, which also included one officer celebrating the additional money he would make due to overtime hours logged for the arrest. The arrest has been widely scrutinized and criticized after the original release of footage showing multiple police officers in a physical altercation with Brown after he was cited for double parking in two disabled driver spaces at a Walgreens. What's the story? After a parking citation encounter escalated into violence that left Brown injured and handcuffed on the ground, Milwaukee officers foresaw the outrage that could result from the situation. "If he makes a [expletive] complaint, it's going to be a [expletive] media firestorm," one officer is heard saying. "And then any little [expletive] that goes …
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Florida Deputy Complains His Jeep ‘smells Like F*cking Dirty N**ger’ After Break-In

5yrs ago from Raw Story
A Florida sheriff’s deputy has been suspended for 40 hours and ordered to complete diversity training after he was caught on video using a racial slur, according to local news outlet CBS12. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy Frank Di Orsini made the comment in front of a West Palm Beach Police officer, who was wearing a body camera. Di Orsini had called police to investigate a break-in of his Jeep. “It smells like f—ing dirty …
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Body Cam Video Shows New Jersey Cop Punching Woman on the Beach

5yrs ago from The Week
Police in Wildwood, New Jersey, have released body cam footage of an office repeatedly punching a 20-year-old woman suspected of drinking alcohol on the beach. The violent encounter between the beachgoer, Emily Weinman, and two cops whose names have not been released was previously seen in a viral cell phone video capturing part of the incident. In the new footage, Weinman takes an apparently negative Breathalyzer test and declines to give her last name and phone number, asking the police to wait for her aunt, who is over 21, to arrive and claim responsibility for the alcohol present. "That's it, I'm done with you," one officer says. "You're about to get dropped." Weinman walks away from the officers protesting that she has done nothing wrong, and after she appears to turn and shove the cop wearing the camera, they slam her to the ground, with one officer holding her down as the other pulls her hair and hits her on the head. The two officers involved have been put on desk duty while their conduct is investigated, but Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano said he thinks the cops "were doing their job" because the Weinman "refused to comply." Weinman, meanwhile, was slapped with a bevy of charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and underage possession of alcohol. See the bystander's video here, and watch the body camera footage below. Bonnie Kristian
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WATCH: Milwaukee Police Violently Arrest Black NBA Rookie for Acting Like a ‘d*ck’

5yrs ago from Raw Story
Milwaukee police have disciplined officers involved in the violent arrest of NBA rookie Sterling Brown over a parking violation. The police department released body camera video late Wednesday of the Jan. 26 incident outside a Walgreens drug store, where officers confronted the basketball player, reported WITI-TV. The video shows an officer waiting at Brown’s car, which is parked horizontally across two handicap spots shortly after 2 a.m., and he questions the player, then 22 years …
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