En condición crítica uno de los policías heridos: Geniel Amaro Fantauzzi, de 35 años, permanece bajo un pronóstico muy reservado debido a los impactos de bala que recibió en el cuello y el torso en el tiroteo en Las Piedras
Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the Caribbean Sea. It is a small island with a population of almost four million citizens. On July 25, 1898, during the Spanish American War, United States invaded Puerto Rico and commenced a long relationship between the two. With this list, I’ll try […]
The violent protests that continue to plague Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer, has brought military-grade hardware onto the streets in a frightening display of force. How did America get here?
Remember that time the LAPD executed a man on live television? On Wednesday, Los Angeles City Council voted on a five million dollar settlement to his family. The lawsuit filed by the man's parents, alleged that police were inadequately trained, used excessive force and committed battery and negligence, ABC reports. Brian Beaird was a 51…
Randy L. Dixon Rivera's insight:
Oops the #MSM pulled out (backed off the zoom lens) too late in an attempt to help conceal a police execution.......... bingo!
Police Cadet Michael William Little, of Knoxville, Tennessee was shot and killed after he opened fire on his ex-girlfriends family, killing one of the guests at the home, and wounding several others. Little allegedly became hostile when he showed up at the house 2 weeks after him and his ex-girlfriend Ashley Womack broke up. When…
Police said a suspect in an officer-involved shooting in downtown Orlando was reaching for his waistband when an officer fired his gun nine times early Tuesday morning, injuring the suspect and killing a bystander inside Vixen Bar.
This interactive map created by Washington Post journalist Radley Balko and the libertarian Cato Institute shows botched paramilitary police raids across the U.S. The map focuses on the use of heavily armed SWAT teams who use forced entry to storm homes unannounced, usually while inhabitants are sleeping. As many as 40,000 of these raids happen each year — most frequently as police become soldiers in the drug war, often against nonviolent offenders. Many end up targeting innocent civilians by accident. Family pets are frequent targets as well; by one estimate, police in the U.S. kill a pet, on average, every 98 minutes. Click the image below for the full interactive version at Cato.
Unfortunately, the map is far from complete, as it is notoriously difficult to find large-scale data about police brutality. There are no national statistics on police shootings, for instance, though they occur on a regular basis. Since Michael Brown's death in Ferguson on Aug. 9, police have killed unarmed civilians in Los Angeles; San Jose; Victorville, California, and South Salt Lake, Utah.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The National Guard arrived in Ferguson but kept its distance from the streets where protesters clashed again with police, as clouds of tear gas and smoke hung over the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
The response by law enforcement to protesters in Ferguson, Mo., is being criticized for its level of force and use of military-style equipment. We've labeled the weapons and gear being used by police in these photos from Ferguson.