Human Rights

Report Shows Minneapolis Police Use Of Ketamine On Citizens

An investigation from the Office of Police Conduct Review revealed Minneapolis police officers requesting Hennepin County medical responders to use the date rape drug ketamine on suspects of crimes The report showed between 2012 and 2017 officers requested ketamine be administered to at least 62 suspects Multiple suspects had already been restrained when officers requested the use of ketamine One man ...

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North Carolina DHHS Assistant Secretary Admits Splitting Up Families Is Traumatizing

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Human Services Michael Becketts said current Child Protection Services techniques are traumatizing Becketts stated that children being removed from the home is not helpful and often traumatizing On February 9 2018 The Family First Prevention Services Act was signed into law as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act The ...

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Police Conduct Welfare Check On Chelsea Manning With Guns Drawn

Montgomery County Police conducted a welfare check on Chelsea Manning with guns drawn Two tweets from Manning on May 27 caused concern leading to multiple calls to 911 for a welfare check Video footage from security cameras show three officers enter Manning’s residence with guns drawn and one with a Taser drawn Manning was out of the country at the ...

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Kansas DCF Refuses To Release Details In The Death Of Lucas Hernandez

The Kansas Department for Children and Families is refusing to release any details of their investigation into Lucas Hernandez A new law forces DCF to release previous contact when a child dies from abuse or neglect Since 5-year-old Hernandez’s death has not been ruled as either DCF is refusing to release any information DCF has a long history of being ...

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All Chilean Bishops Resign Following Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse Cover-up

On Friday 34 Chilean bishops offered their resignation to Pope Francis during an emergency summit The Chilean hierarchy is accused of sexually abusing minors and hindering investigations by the Vatican Victims of Chilean pedophile priest Fernando Karadima claim bishop Juan Barros knew and helped to cover-up his crimes In 2015 Francis appointed Barros as bishop of Osorno Chile despite his sex abuse ...

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Off-Duty DC Officer Used His Service Weapon In Fatal Shooting

Little known following a fatal police shooting involving an off-duty DC officer DC Police Chief Peter Newsham confirmed the officer was not in uniform Newsham confirmed the officer used his department-issued service weapon in the shooting A gun was said to be found in the vicinity of the victim The male victim in his 20s was pronounced dead at a ...

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