At least twenty-three people were killed by officers from various United States police departments in the past week. That means about three people died in the custody or at the hands of police every day from September 18-24. The frequency in which police use force, especially lethal force, would seem to deserve quite a bit of attention, however, it is rarely highlighted by news media. For the most part, it goes ignored.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday September 26, 2014 12:38 pm|
|By: Pam Spaulding Friday June 21, 2013 11:30 am|
This is madness. I haven’t posted a Taser piece in a while, but this abuse of the “non-lethal” shock device is outrageous. Since when is an unarmed, naked child on the side of the road a threat to a law enforcement officer? This occurred in Ashland, Oregon, where motorist Adam Bednar saw her wandering at 4 AM.
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday September 26, 2012 1:29 pm|
Two members of the Keystone XL blockade who were physically blocking construction of the TransCanada pipeline were tortured yesterday at the request of TransCanada, according to Tarsands Blockade spokesperson Ramsey Sprague.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday February 15, 2012 3:35 pm|
In the past decade at least 500 people in the United States who were shocked by Tasers died during their arrest or soon after while in jail, according to data from Amnesty International. Amnesty is calling for new, tougher restriction on the use of the technology amid a grown militarization of US police.