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Disturbing Trend of Police Shooting Mentally Ill

http://www.salon.com

An investigation by the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram has found that a disturbingly high percentage of individuals shot by police suffer from mental health problems.

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Cop Gets Four Years for Death of Mentally Handicapped Man

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

A police officer was sentenced Thursday to more than four years in prison for using excessive force against a mentally disabled janitor who died after being erroneously suspected of stealing money from an ATM.

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Border Patrol Agent Shoots, Kills Mother

http://news.yahoo.com

Investigators said Valeria Alvarado ran down the agent with her car as border patrol agents were in a Chula Vista neighborhood to serve a felony warrant on Friday.
The agent said he had no choice but to defend himself and fired at Alvarado get her to stop the car. Alvarado was hit by five bullets.
According to eye witnesses, the shooting left the mother of five with bullet holes in her face, arms, and chest.

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Police Officer Shoots Double Amputee in Wheelchair

http://www.msnbc.msn.com

Officer claims he was cornered by man in wheelchair and had to defend himself.

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NO CHARGES for 6 Officers who Shot Milton Hall 46 Times

http://www.wnem.com

An update on previous show prep... http://www.freetalklive.com/content/homeless_man_shot_46_times_plastic_b... - The 6 officers charged with shooting Milton Hall (Saginaw, MI) 46 times for wielding a plastic knife were announced formally today, to have NO charges pressed on them. (Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC3OAMi9kjY&feature=share)

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Cop blinds woman using JPX pepper spray gun

http://www.ktla.com

"She did nothing to warrant him putting a gun -- a pepper-spray Taser gun -- to her forehead and pulling the trigger, causing her right eye to explode and causing severe nerve damage in her left eye to the extent that she's not been declared totally blind," Grimes said. Clark allegedly fired the spray from 12 inches away using a JPX device, which shoots spray at speeds of 400 miles per hour and is supposed to be used at a minimum distance of five feet. Clark's attorney Kasey Castillo released a statement to KTLA saying her client quote: "is remorseful but innocent."

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Man secretly records St. Pete Police officers

http://www.baynews9.com

Russell Cejas, 28, hit the record button on his smartphone when two St. Petersburg police officers showed up outside his home.

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Cops check in at IHOP (Intnt'l. House of Pummeling)

http://www.policeone.com

Poorly trained cop beats woman in IHOP after he slaps her and she hits him. There are at least two angles of this event (here's the other: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pw-bEwEUvI ).
This again comes via a social media site for cops, with lots of comments by other cops. It's pathetic and rife with remarkable quips. The big question is: What are the details of why the cops were called in the first place? The big lesson is: Get out of private property if the owner requests you do so, and run if the cops are called.

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THINK TWICE BEFORE CALLING THE POLICE – THE CHRISMAN SHOOTING

http://www.copblock.org

An article I wrote for Cop Block (copblock.org) about a recent police shooting in Phoenix where a cop who killed a man was arrested on the testimony of his partner. Police Union bailed shooter out. His partner and accuser is not a union member (Arizona is a 'right to work' state where there are no closed shops, even in government).

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2010 Q2 NPMSRP National Police Misconduct Statistical Report

http://www.injusticeeverywhere.com

The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project as started in 2009 as a method of recording and analyzing police misconduct in the US.
From 01/10 through 06/10 there were:
* 2,541 Unique reports of police misconduct cited.
* 3,240 Law enforcement officers cited in recorded police misconduct reports.
* 178 Of the law enforcement officers reported were departmental leaders, police chiefs, and sheriffs.
* 4,199 Alleged victims of police misconduct associated with these reports.
* 124 Fatalities associated with these reports.

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