Category Archives: Police Brutality

Freddie Gray’s Death has been Ruled a Homicide.

I’ll leave the commentary to Baltimore State’s attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. She’s already said it better than probably could.

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In Conclusion

In The last fifty days have been devoted to raising awareness to police misconduct and brutality. Unfortunately, such incidents rarely result in any sort of conviction and when they do, the conviction typically does not fit the crime. It is … Continue reading

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50. Two Weeks in August

John Crawford III was at a Wal-Mart in Beavercreek, Ohio when his life was tragically cut short by police. While on the phone with the mother of his children, Beavercreek Police officers gunned him down because he was holding what … Continue reading

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49. Aiyana Jones

Seven-year-old Aiyana Jones died at the hands of Detroit P.D.’s Special Response Team. Police threw a flash grenade through the window of her house, then stormed in. During the raid, Aiyana was killed when officer Joseph Weekley’s weapon discharged. According … Continue reading

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48. Orlando Barlow

Orlando Barlow was on his knees surrendering when Las Vegas Police officer Brian Hartman shot and killed him with an assault rifle. Barlow was unarmed. Hartman resigned before a Federal probe into the shooting revealed that Hartman, and other officers, … Continue reading

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47. Niles Meservey

Niles Meservey was drunk and trying to drive his vehicle from Chuckwagon Inn. Concerned patrons called 9-1-1 and Everett police soon arrived. When Merservey refused to get out of his car despite police demands to do so, Everett police tased … Continue reading

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46. Patrick Dorismond

Patrick Dorismond was approached by undercover NYPD officers who asked him where they could purchase marijuana. That’s one of only two details of this incident that can be agreed upon. According to officers, Dorismond became hostile, screaming that he wasn’t … Continue reading

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45. Michael Garrett Blair

Michael Garrett Blair was black. He was also a paranoid schizophrenic. Blair, who had never had a history of violent episodes, locked himself in the bathroom of his family’s Richmond, TX house, threatening to commit suicide. His mother called around … Continue reading

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44. Bloody Christmas

Christmas Eve 1951: LAPD officers Nelson Brownson and Julius Trojanowski responded to a report that minors were drinking alcohol at the Showboat Bar on Riverside Drive. On arrival, they found Daniel Rodela, Elias Rodela, Jack Wilson, William Wilson, Raymond Marquez, … Continue reading

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43. 11/29/12

A police chase ended in violence when thriteen Cleveland police officers fired 137 shots into Russell’s 1979 Chevrolet Malibu, claiming that Russell had fired at them. An investigation of the vehicle after the incident revealed there to be no gun … Continue reading

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