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8th Grader Arrested, Threatened with Beatings and Held for 6 Days in Jail – For Throwing Skittles

Jefferson Parrish, LA — In a Jefferson Parrish School District in Louisiana, an eighth grader was handcuffed and dragged out of the classroom…for throwing skittles. He was then held for six days.

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Uncle Sam Paying Millions to NFL to Promote Warfare State

For those unaware, the National Football League operates as a type of legal monopoly thanks to a political situation so cozy it makes the cable companies and Big Pharma look like rogue enemies of the state.

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Video Proves Cops Lied When They Broke Man’s Face. Why Are They Only Getting a Slap on the Wrist?

Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Two Broward County Sheriff’s deputies are currently on a paid vacation while they face criminal charges after brutally assaulting 50-year-old David Gonzales last February.

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Hidden Camera Catches NYPD Cops Arresting Man For No Reason, Making Up Purpose for Stopping Him

Bronx, NY – A video published on Youtube yesterday by user benfarias13 shows an apalling abuse of power by the NYPD when they pull over and arrest a man for absolutely no reason.

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Officer Turns Off Body Cam and Screams 'Who’s the Man' as He Beats Defenseless Homeless Man

Albuquerque, NM — Disturbing new details have emerged in the case of an Albuquerque police officer Cedric Greer, who was caught turning off his body cam in order to beat a homeless man.

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Innocent Man Convicted After FBI Confused His Hair With a Dog's

Washington D.C. – The FBI recently admitted that “nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000.” One of the most egregious cases to come to light thus far is the case of Santae Tribble, who served 28 years in prison after hair analysts couldn’t tell dog hair apart from human hair.

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For Every 1,000 People Killed by Police, Only 1 Cop is Convicted of a Crime, New Study Finds

A new study released by the Washington Post reveals that for every 1000 people killed at the hands of police, only one officer is convicted of a crime. Since 2005, although there have been thousands of fatal shootings by police officers, only 54 have been charged. Of those charged, most were cleared or acquitted.

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Video Shows Cops Arrest Healthy Man, Hours Later He’s in ICU in a Coma With Severe Injuries

Baltimore, MD — 27-year old Freddie Gray is now hospitalized in critical condition and in induced coma, after an incident with Baltimore police Sunday morning.

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Witnesses: Police Let K-9 Maul Handcuffed Unconscious Man’s Face as They Beat Him to Death

Vineland, NJ — Phillip White, of Cumberland County NJ, died yesterday in custody after being beaten in the street by two Vineland police officers.

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Police Covered Up Their Murder of 7-Year-Old Girl, Lawsuit Alleges

The family of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court Wednesday, alleging police conspired with city officials to cover up the details surrounding the tragic event.

The raid was conducted on May 16, 2010 when police were looking for murder suspect Chauncey Owens, who lived in a separate unit.

According to Officer Joseph Weekley, a fellow officer threw a flash-bang grenade through the window, which temporarily blinded Weekley who had been first through the door. When the effects of the flash-bang wore off, the officer realized there was a person on the couch. As the officer aimed his weapon at the couch where the child was sleeping beneath a “Hanna Montana” blanket, he claims her grandmother, Mertilla Jones, smacked his MP5 submachine gun, causing him to pull the trigger and kill Aiyana.

Mertilla Jones disputes this claim and says that she reached for her granddaughter when the grenade came through the window, not for the officer’s gun, and did not make contact with an officer at any point during the assault on her home. Her fingerprints were not found on the weapon.

While the exact circumstances surrounding the death are unclear, the lawsuit states: “Defendants Joseph Weekley and Robert Rowe unlawfully seized Aiyana Stanley-Jones, used excessive force against her and unlawfully used deadly force thereby inflicting horrendous personal injuries and ultimately death from which certain damages naturally followed to the members of Aiyana Stanley-Jones family and/or estate.”

Weekley previously faced a jury twice after the shooting, both trials dismissed.

Named as defendants in the lawsuit include the city of Detroit, Officers Weekley and Rowe, The Detroit Police Department, and approximately 20 unidentified members of the Special Response Team.

All defendants are accused of conspiracy in the suit, which states: “Upon Defendants realizing that they had critically injured the seven-year-old girl, they intentionally conspired to cover-up their unlawful acts by providing false and fictitious information to the authorities and to the media regarding the shooting of Aiyana Stanley-Jones, including falsely claiming that the bullet that killed her was fired from inside the lower unit of the duplex rather than from the outside…”

The lawsuit, filed by attorney Geoffrey Fieger, seeks damages for the family of at least $75,000, and the family has requested a trial by jury.fmoderat

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