Prosecutors dropped all charges Wednesday against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray, bringing to an end one of the highest-profile criminal cases in the city’s history with zero convictions.
Month: July 2016
Deborah Coles, Director of INQUEST said: “In the past 12 months the prison system has lurched from crisis to crisis contributing to a culture where often vulnerable people increasingly self harm and take their own lives.”
Germany will finally apologize for its other genocide. In a landmark admission of historical guilt, chancellor Angela Merkel said her country will formally recognize and apologize for the systematic murder of Namibia’s Herero people.
As a crowd of about 40 protesters chanted and demanded answers from North Miami police after an officer shot Charles Kinsey, they were pushed out of the police HQ and addressed by police a spokeswoman.
The names and faces are different; the cities and departments involved, too. Ultimately, though, the videos all depict the same thing: death of black people at the hands of law enforcement.
Civilian deaths at the hands of police are in the spotlight in South Africa‚ and not just the United States. In one year there were 396 deaths as a result of South African police action and 244 deaths in custody.
The Safe in Police Hands? report, based on freedom of information (FOI) requests, reveals that between June 2011 and December 2015 police officers and staff were responsible for at least 2,315 data breaches.
Mentally ill homeless man, James Boyd was shot, and subsequently died after a heated 4-hour standoff with Albuquerque police. Video footage shows officers using grenades and a K9 dog team to aid them whilst talking to James.