No One Should Be Handcuffed over Churros - So Let's Change the Law




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Accidental shootings by police expose training shortfalls
  • World
  • 2019-12-09 05:01:01Z

When a Minnesota sergeant stopped a motorcyclist after a 2015 high-speed chase, he stepped out of his patrol car with his firearm drawn, flush with adrenaline, and accidentally shot the man in the arm. Accidental shootings by law enforcement have happened in recent years at agencies small and large and at all levels - city, county, state and federal - across the U.S., an Associated Press investigation found. The methods used to train officers with their firearms "create the illusion of learning" but are inadequate for the demands of today's policing, said Bill Lewinski, executive director of the Illinois-based Force Science Institute, which provides research and training to law...

'I Got Tired of Hunting Black and Hispanic People'
  • US
  • 2019-12-08 16:55:30Z

NEW YORK -- At a police station tucked into an end-of-the-line subway terminal in South Brooklyn, the new commander instructed officers to think of white and Asian people as "soft targets" and urged them to instead go after blacks and Latinos for minor offenses like jumping the turnstile, a half-dozen officers said in sworn statements."You are stopping too many Russian and Chinese," one of the officers, Daniel Perez, recalled the commander telling him earlier this decade.Another officer, Aaron Diaz, recalled the same commander saying in 2012, "You should write more black and Hispanic people."The sworn statements, gathered in the last few months as part of a...

Houston police sergeant fatally shot responding to domestic violence call; suspect in custody
Houston police sergeant fatally shot responding to domestic violence call; suspect in custody
  • US
  • 2019-12-08 03:28:00Z

A Houston police officer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence situation on Saturday afternoon. The officer, identified at Sgt. Christopher Brewster, 32, was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Alabama mourns 7th police officer killed in line of duty in 2019
Alabama mourns 7th police officer killed in line of duty in 2019
  • US
  • 2019-12-07 23:16:00Z

The state of Alabama is mourning the seventh law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty this year. During a drug bust investigation in Huntsville on Friday, officer Billy Fred Clardy III was shot by "a known offender," who was expected to drop off a large amount of drugs to the undercover officers, according to a statement issued by the Hunstville Police Department on Saturday. The gunman, identified by police as LaJeromeny Brown, allegedly shot Clardy in an area not covered by his bulletproof vest before fleeing on foot.

A Political Party Aligns Itself With Ocasio-Cortez
A Political Party Aligns Itself With Ocasio-Cortez

The Working Families Party, an influential, labor-backed organization that has helped push Democrats to the left, is moving toward a new identity: It wants to align itself with the movement that spawned Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.The shift comes amid recent internal debate between the labor unions

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