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The ‘reasonable’ use of force by police has killed too many people. California can change that

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Excessive force by police officers is a national problem, but the solution will need to come from state and local governments. The federal courts and federal government are showing themselves unwilling to deal with the problem, but meaningful action at the state and local levels is possible and,…

Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-oe-chemerinsky-ab-931-excessive-force-20180522-story.html

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Death of black man during arrest in Louisiana ruled homicide

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Border patrol violence: US paid $60m to cover claims against the agency

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Video shows brutal beating of Black Harvard student by police “Help me, Jesus!”

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If patrolling US soldiers can avoid shooting civilians, why can’t US cops stop murdering unarmed black men?

David French served as squadron judge advocate for the Second Squadron, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, stationed at Forward Operating Base Caldwell in Diyala Province, Iraq; he walked patrol with other soldiers, during which he and his colleagues confronted routine armed aggression from insurgents out of uniform, who used IEDs as well as firearms in their fights with US soldiers.
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Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/05/americas-violent-occupiers.html

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North Carolina: officials release body camera footage of August police beating

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  • Former officer Christopher Hickman is seen subduing the victim, then punching and shocking him with a stun gun
  • Hickman was arrested in March on a felony charge of assault by strangulation

A white North Carolina officer is shown putting a black pedestrian in a chokehold in video released on Monday that offers more footage of a police beating that has sparked outrage over use of force.

City officials in Asheville, North Carolina, released nine body camera videos of the August 2017 encounter – most of it made public for the first time – from multiple officers. Earlier this year, a shorter clip obtained by a newspaper sparked anger in the community and helped lead to assault charges against former officer Christopher Hickman.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/02/asheville-north-carolina-police-beating-body-camera-christopher-hickman