An investigation by the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram has found that a disturbingly high percentage of individuals shot by police suffer from mental health problems.Read more »
A police officer was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in prison for using excessive force against a mentally disabled janitor who died after being erroneously suspected of stealing money from an ATM.Read more »
Investigators said Valeria Alvarado ran down the agent with her car as border patrol agents were in a Chula Vista neighborhood to serve a felony warrant on Friday.
The agent said he had no choice but to defend himself and fired at Alvarado get her to stop the car. Alvarado was hit by five bullets.
According to eye witnesses, the shooting left the mother of five with bullet holes in her face, arms, and chest.
Officer claims he was cornered by man in wheelchair and had to defend himself.Read more »
An update on previous show prep... http://www.freetalklive.com/content/homeless_man_shot_46_times_plastic_b... - The 6 officers charged with shooting Milton Hall (Saginaw, MI) 46 times for wielding a plastic knife were announced formally today, to have NO charges pressed on them. (Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC3OAMi9kjY&feature=share)Read more »
Police decide to shot a man 6 times because he had a bat, and came at them. I guess tasers don't exist in Phoenix.Read more »
"She did nothing to warrant him putting a gun -- a pepper-spray Taser gun -- to her forehead and pulling the trigger, causing her right eye to explode and causing severe nerve damage in her left eye to the extent that she's not been declared totally blind," Grimes said. Clark allegedly fired the spray from 12 inches away using a JPX device, which shoots spray at speeds of 400 miles per hour and is supposed to be used at a minimum distance of five feet. Clark's attorney Kasey Castillo released a statement to KTLA saying her client quote: "is remorseful but innocent."Read more »
As someone who believes in the right to self-defense, I support the existence of “Stand Your Ground” laws and believe that every person has the right to defend themselves wherever they have a right to be. I draw the line at instigating or provoking someone to attack so that you can then “defend” yourself and/or using unwarranted or excessive force to defend yourself; as it seems may have been the case with Zimmerman, who admittedly followed Trayvon Martin before an altercation that lead to Martin's death.Read more »
Russell Cejas, 28, hit the record button on his smartphone when two St. Petersburg police officers showed up outside his home.Read more »
Cop shoots to death, via 10 nearly point blank shots, a petty criminal armed only with what looks like a pipe bending tool and whose actions don't indicate any significant chance of injury to the cops. Entire incident caught on citizens' camera.Read more »
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