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'Call Of Duty' Swatting Prank Leads To Death Of Innocent Kansas Man

A local Kansas man has been killed by the police after two kids' dispute over a "Call of Duty" game took an unexpected turn.

Video Games December 30, 2017

Racial Stereotypes: Black Men Perceived As Bigger, More Threatening, Study Finds

Racial stereotypes influence the way we perceive people from another ethnicity. Study shows young black men are seen as larger and more threatening than white men of equal size.

Life & Style March 14, 2017

Fighting The Good Fight: Google Donates $11.5 Million To Bolster Racial Equality And Justice Causes

Google has announced its commitment to bolster racial equity in the country’s criminal justice system, believing that data can be part of that step forward. It’s donating $11.5 million for the cause, significantly larger than its previous efforts.

Google February 24, 2017

Texas School District Fires Cop Who Body-Slammed A 12-Year-Old Girl

Texas police officer Joshua Kehm was fired after a video of him body slamming a 12-year-old student went viral. The police and school administration are investigating the case.

Society April 13, 2016

'South Park' Mocks Police Brutality By Getting Rid Of The Police In The Promo For Season 19, Episode 7 'Naughty Ninjas'

'South Park' shows what life would be like without police in next week's episode, titled 'Naughty Ninjas.'

Movies/TV Shows November 10, 2015

Quentin Tarantino Admits Unease After Cop Backlash But Will Continue Talking

Quentin Tarantino is getting police attention not in the way he hoped and the backlash has made him uneasy. The director, however, remains steadfast in his stand against police brutality.

Internet Culture November 7, 2015

Hollywood Celebrities Back Quentin Tarantino As Police Fraternities Threaten An Ominous 'Surprise' For 'Hateful Eight' Director

Other Hollywood celebrities, as well as the families of people who have been victims of police brutality, are speaking up to defend Quentin Tarantino. Police all over the country are calling out for a boycott of his film 'Hateful Eight' and are also threatening with a 'surprise' in store for the director.

Feature November 6, 2015

Y-Stop App Aims To Curb Police Harassment, Expands To The UK: Here's The Deal

Y-Stop, an app that helps civilians hold cops accountable for their actions and discourage police brutality, comes to the UK, following its resounding success in the U.S. The app is designed to make users feel empowered during a stop and search procedure.

Apps/Software November 3, 2015

‘I Have To Call A Murder A Murder’: Quentin Tarantino Joins NY Police Brutality Protest

If anyone knows how to use violence to make a point, it’s Quentin Tarantino. The director, not condoning police brutality, joined a protest in New York to stand up for victims of injustice.

Internet Culture October 27, 2015

Handgun-Shaped Smartphone Case Is A Terrible Idea: It Can Get You Killed

There’s a gun-shaped iPhone case being sold online, and cops are warning anyone against buying it.

Gadgets July 2, 2015

ACLU of California Outs Mobile App That Records Encounters With Police [Video]

California residents are the latest citizens to be provided the ACLU app for the video recording of police and law enforcement actions and interactions with citizens. Privacy issues are, however, under debate.

Internet Culture May 1, 2015

Ferguson Police Chief Resigns Following Justice Department Report

The city's police chief resigned soon after the release of the report by the Department of Justice, which said the police department is racially biased against African-Americans.

Internet Culture March 12, 2015

Dashcam Video Shows New Jersey Cop Shooting Passenger with Raised Arms

A dashcam video of a fatal shooting last December leaves many civil rights groups protesting yet again over the excessive use of force by the police.

Internet Culture January 22, 2015

New York Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley: Troubled Childhood, Social Drifter, 19 Previous Arrests, Mental Issues

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, the 28-year-old gunman that ambushed and murdered a pair of officers from the New York Police Department, has a long list of run-in with the authorities. He took his life after the incident.

Society December 22, 2014

Texas Cop Uses Stun Gun on 76-year-old Man with Expired Inspection Sticker [Video]

A Victoria police officer faces possible elderly assault charges after he tasered a 76-year old man for driving a car that was exempt from inspection.

Internet Culture December 16, 2014

'Justice for Eric Garner' Protest Gains Steam, Crowds Flock to Apple Store, Macy's in NYC

Hundreds of angry protesters took to the streets and major stores in Manhattan. The demonstrations came after a grand jury decided not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner.

Society December 6, 2014

#CrimingWhileWhite Sheds Light On Racial Double Standard Following Eric Garner Decision

A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of an unarmed African American, which sparked more protests regarding race and police.

Internet Culture December 4, 2014

No Indictment Against NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Chokehold Case, Protests Erupt

A white police officer who caused the death of an unarmed black man due to a chokehold was not indicted by a grand jury decision. Protests erupted, including gatherings in Manhattan and Times Square and a lie-in in the Grand Central Terminal.

Society December 4, 2014

Charles Barkley on Ferguson: Grand Jury Made Right Decision, Rioters are Scumbags

Basketball great Charles Barkley shares some harsh opinion on the rioters in Ferguson and how the media sensationalizes race issues.

Internet Culture December 2, 2014

Picture of White Cop Hugging Black Boy Spells Hope at Ferguson Protest in Portland

A striking photo of Devonte Hart captured by Portland-based photographer Johnny Nguyen has gone viral. The photo is one of the most memorable taken amid the numerous protests that have erupted over the Ferguson decision.

Society November 30, 2014

UN Panel Against Torture Expresses Concerns About Police Brutality in U.S.

The UN panel against torture urged the U.S. to conduct a thorough investigation on police brutality. The panel further told the U.S. to prosecute those who are responsible in shootings where most of the victims involved were blacks and Latinos.

Society November 29, 2014

Ferguson Decision: Protests Erupt Across US, Loud Cry for Justice for Michael Brown

Thousands of people swarmed the streets in the U.S. on Monday evening. People were protesting a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who was charged with the killing of Michael Brown.

Society November 26, 2014

Ferguson Grand Jury: No Criminal Charges Against Cop Who Shot, Killed Unarmed Michael Brown

The grand jury voted not to indict the white police officer that shot and killed Michael Brown. After the decision was revealed, riots erupted in Ferguson, Missouri.

Society November 25, 2014

Cleveland Police Shoots, Kills 12-year-old Boy with Toy Gun

A 12-year-old boy wielding a toy gun was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer. The lawyer for the boy's family ruled out all possible racial undertones connected to the death of the child.

Society November 24, 2014

Rookie NYPD Cop Shoots Dead Unarmed Man in Front of Girlfriend: 'A Very Unfortunate Tragedy'

An unarmed man who was doing nothing but enter the stairwell to walk down an apartment complex was 'accidentally' shot in the chest by a rookie police officer manning the building.

Society November 22, 2014

Upstate New York deputy slaps man who refuses car search, video results to suspension [Video]

Michael Zurlo, the sheriff of Saratoga Country, said that he was "very disturbed" with what he had seen in the recorded video.

Society November 10, 2014

NYPD chokehold complaints on the rise, says civilian watchdog

Complaints on NYPD officers using chokeholds have increased in the past 12 months. Though chokeholds have been banned for decades, police officers continue to use the tactic.

Society October 8, 2014

Florida police officer uses stun gun on 62-year-old woman. Incident prompts internal investigation

How tolerant should police officers be? A Florida cop tases a 62-year-old woman for obstructing his duty before arresting her.

Society October 2, 2014

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