Tag Archives: Police Brutality

That New Information on the Shooting of Mike Brown Isn’t as Damning as You Think

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A viral article incorrectly claimed Officer Darren Wilson said Mike Brown didn’t reach for his gun. The Root failed to take into account grand jury testimony. Officers did use the n-word, but there are viable reasons. This information has been available since December. Comments made in court by Officer Darren Wilson — who fatally shot unarmed African American teenager, Mike ...

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Joey’s Law Seeks to Stop Police from Unjustly Killing People With Special Needs

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Joey’s Law seeks to prevent fatal misunderstandings in encounters between law enforcement and individuals with special needs. Joey Weber, who had autism, was fatally shot by a veteran Hays, Kansas, police sergeant last year. Proposed legislation would allow identification cards to be marked indicating an individual has special needs. A public hearing on Joey’s law is set for January 31 at ...

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