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Jury Selection Begins In Notorious ‘Dash Cam’ Case

13 Octobre 2015

In 2012, Officers Orlando Trinidad and Sean Courter ‘pursued’ Marcus Jeter on the Garden State Parkway. During this encounter, Officers claimed that Jeter was trying to gain control of the officer’s weapon.

Jeter was arrested with eluding police, resisting arrest, and assaulting a police officer – all felonies. However, once Jeter’s attorney gained a copy of the dash cam video, it was clear that officers made up everything relating to Jeter and what happened that night. The prosecution, who had not viewed the dash cam video prior to charging Jeter, dropped all charges on the spot after seeing what really occurred.

MONTREAL POLICE OFFICER SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE, ILLEGAL ARREST OF BLACK MAN

12 Octobre 2015

Montreal, October 7, 2015 — In a decision made public yesterday, the Police Ethics Committee imposed 18 days of suspension without pay on a Montreal Police officer for using excessive force against a young Black man after unjustifiably stopping, detaining, arresting, and searching him in an incident that dates back to July 2012.

Police terror in Brazil

12 Octobre 2015

How many deaths of black youth are necessary before they are considered ‘genocide’ or political assassinations?

Vermont Only State With Zero Police Kills in 2015

07 Octobre 2015

Vermont is currently the only state where zero people have been killed by police in 2015, according to The Guardian‘s police violence database“The Counted.”

Zero people had been killed by police this year in South Dakota, Rhode Island, and Vermont before September. But The Guardian reports that Richard Cosentino of Rhode Island and Curtis Meyer, Rory Gunderman, and Patrick Lundstrom of South Dakota all had fatal encounters with law enforcement.

Arizona Police Taser Unarmed Man To Death

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07 Octobre 2015

Littlefield, Arizona police recently tasered a man to death after he tried to flee a the scene of a traffic stop.

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office explains that the motorcyclist had been stopped on the Arizona Strip, about 90-miles northeast of Las Vegas, after riding his motorcycle with no rear license plate.

Spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office, Trish Carter said that when police officers attempted to stop the motorcyclist, he fled on foot into the desert.

HATE-BASED ASSAULT AGAINST A PREGNANT MUSLIM WOMAN: THE MONTREAL POLICE’S REACTION IS EQUALLY DISTURBING

05 Octobre 2015

Montreal, October 1st, 2015 — The Montreal Police Service’s official reaction to a reported incident in which a pregnant Muslim woman was assaulted by two youths should raise concerns regarding the department’s capacity to address hate crime.

Sammy Yatim killing: Toronto police officer pleads not guilty

03 Octobre 2015

The Toronto police officer charged in the 2013 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on a TTC streetcar has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and attempted murder.

Editorial: Police should be clearly identified

25 Septembre 2015

Montreal streets this fall are expected to be busy with demonstrators, with well-attended anti-austerity marches likely to have the highest profile.

Montreal police meet journalists to discuss ground rules for covering protests

22 Septembre 2015

After a series of high-profile clashes between Montreal police and journalists during the 2012 student protests and beyond, both groups are meeting in hopes of forging a better working relationship in the future.

ANOTHER RACE DISCRIMINATION CASE BADLY HANDLED BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

08 Septembre 2015

A recent investigation report recently produced by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission on a case of race and disability discrimination has once again raised questions about the Commission’s troubling handling of complaints.

The case involves a then 12-year-old English Black girl with intellectual disabilities, including dyslexia, who was mistreated by the bus driver as she was asking for directions and was then violently taken off the bus by two Montreal police officers who were responding to the bus supervisor’s report of a “dame aggressive.”

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