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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Police Brutality

This year
# memphis
Anger and protest in Memphis after police beating video released
Tyre Nichols died in hospital three days after he was stopped by officials on suspicion of reckless driving.
All time
# Floyd
Former police officer convicted of George Floyd's murder files appeal
Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd.
# end sars
Explainer: What is happening in Nigeria?
Several people have been killed by security forces amid ongoing protests against police brutality.
# Wisconsin
Handcuffs attaching paralysed police shooting victim Jacob Blake to his hospital bed removed
Jacob Blake cannot move from the waist down after being shot seven times in the back.
# Protests
Atlanta police officer sacked after fatal shooting of black man
Rayshard Brooks was running away when he was shot by a police officer.
# joint letter
Fine Gael MEPs call for investigation into whether EU arms exports have been used against US civilians
The five MEPs co-signed a letter to Josep Borrell ahead of a debate in the EU parliament next week.
# Police Brutality
Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’
Chokeholds have come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody.
# black lives matter
George Floyd's brother challenges US Congress to ‘stop the pain’
“The people marching in the streets are telling you enough is enough. Be the leaders that this country, this world, needs. Do the right thing,” Philonise Floyd said.
# George Floyd protests
'You have to arrest people': Trump says state governors are ‘weak’ in face of protests
The president had to take refuge in a White House bunker during angry scenes outside.
# George Floyd
Dozens gather in Dublin for peaceful protests against US police brutality
Two protests were held in Dublin this afternoon in solidarity with protesters in the US.
# George Floyd
Protesting brutality against black people is 'right and necessary', but 'needless destruction' is not, says Joe Biden
Protests over police killings of black people reignited after George Floyd was killed during an arrest on Monday.
'I've had to face the harsh reality that exists in America: black people are not safe'
Playwright Keith Wallace writes about racial inequality, police brutality, and the trauma it inflicts on minority communities in America.
# Police Brutality
Sinn Féin TD criticises police crackdown at Native American protest
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has demanded that the construction of a pipeline through its land is stopped.
# Oklahoma
Former US police officer gets 263-year jail sentence for raping and sexually assaulting black women
“This is not a law-enforcement officer that committed these crimes. This is a rapist who masqueraded as a law-enforcement officer.”
# Jenchesky Santiago
WATCH: US cop places gun in black man's mouth 'to show off to his friends'
“I dare you to f**king fight me, son…I just came from Iraq and I’m not scared of none of y’all.”
# linwood lambert
WATCH: US police use stun gun on black man outside hospital, an hour before his death
Linwood Lambert’s family’s lawyer: ‘Anyone who watches this would not think it is outrageous to suggest that what these police officers did was tantamount to murder.’
# 9 august 2014
What happened to Ferguson in the year since Michael Brown was killed?
“Everyone’s listening now.”
# Zachary Hammond
An unarmed white teen was shot dead by US police. Why is there no outrage?
Zachary Hammond was shot dead over two weeks ago.
# samuel dubose
WATCH: US cop charged with murder after 'senselessly' shooting black man in the head
“He should never have been a police officer,” says the prosecutor.
# Baltimore
Blackface routine planned at fundraiser for cops accused of killing black man
The event is being organised by a former Baltimore cop fired for his Al Jolson perfomances.
# Disturbing
WATCH: Police officer arrests naked woman after 'illegally' entering her house
A police report says the officer forced her to “look into his eyes” as he “lectured” her, in handcuffs.
# ricardo diaz zeferino
WATCH: Unarmed man shot dead by police after taking his hat off
Police in California were forced to release the video, after keeping it hidden for two years.
# tyree carroll
WATCH: Investigation underway after 12 cops are caught beating and kicking black man
“I’ve got the f**king taser, here I come. You’re getting the f**king taser.”
# Police Brutality
Video of Chicago cop opening fire on a car full of unarmed black teens is "disturbing on a whole new level"
None of them had a weapon or acted aggressively toward the officers, according to the complaint.
# mckinney
WATCH: Texas cop throws black girl in a bikini to the ground, threatens teens with gun
The officer has been placed on “administrative leave” after a wave of outrage across America.
# crimewave
Baltimore police are afraid to arrest people, and murders are at a record high
The city just had its deadliest month in 25 years – right after the death of Freddie Gray.
# moooving
Hundreds are attending a vigil for a cow shot dead by police
Bessie posed ‘a significant risk’ to the public after escaping from a farm.
# review time
The United Nations is shining a spotlight on this guy's human rights record
The United States is up for its four-year review.
# lateef dickerson
WATCH: Police officer charged with kicking black man in the face
Lateef Dickerson was complying with orders to get down on the ground when it happened.
# brandon tate brown
'This is out of control, we're being murdered for no reason'
The mother of a black man shot dead by police speaks to from Philadelphia.
# Ferguson
Irish playwright embroiled in controversy over play about death of black teen
Actors have walked off Phelim McAleer’s “Ferguson”, a staged reading of testimony surrounding the police shooting of Michael Brown.
# Police Brutality
Baltimore protests: 'It can't be business as usual with that man's spine broken, with no justice'
The police department acknowledged that it failed to get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest.
# freddie gray
Outrage and protests after death of black man arrested by Baltimore police
Freddie Gray died on Sunday, a week after he was arrested and suffered a severed spinal cord.
# walter scott
US police officer charged with murdering black man after video of shooting emerges
Patrolman Michael Slager shot Walter Scott several times in the back.
# Alabama
Police officer pleads not guilty to slamming a grandfather into the ground, paralysing him
The officer has pleaded not guilty to assault.
# Protests
Grand jury to consider latest police killing of an unarmed man in New York
The father of a young girl was shot dead by a single bullet on a dimly lit staircase at a Brooklyn apartment building.
# Ferguson
Amnesty has sent its people to Ferguson to monitor police at protests
“The world is watching America”
# Ferguson
Ferguson: Cop who killed unarmed black teen 'would not do anything different'
Darren Wilson has spoken for the first time since being cleared over the shooting of Michael Brown.
# Koh Tao
Suspects in murder of British tourists retract confession after torture claims
Now Amnesty International is getting involved.
# the Clash
America's long history of police riots - the short version
Armed police, brutality, rioting and racial tension – sound familiar?