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Reuters

The settlement, which grew out of a federal investigation of the city's police department, will allow the city to avoid a civil rights lawsuit that U.S. officials threatened to bring over complaints of excessive force by officers. Such a lawsuit w

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The Agitator

Some laws are moral and many immoral, but the majority are simply amoral. Even moral or amoral laws can be used for the highly immoral purpose of exerting control over inoffensive individuals who neither desire nor require control.

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Boston Herald

The state police captain who yesterday admitted prosecutors had enough to prove he was guilty of leading Saugus cops on a late-night chase could be back patrolling Bay State highways in days after a judge gave him a break, state police and prosecutor

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Reuters

The death of a man shot inside his home, by a sheriff's deputy who went to the wrong apartment looking for a criminal suspect, has sparked protests this week over police procedures in the central Florida city of Leesburg.

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Courthouse News Service

Sheriff's deputies deactivated a device that controls a man's Tourette's syndrome and beat him as "a form of amusement" when he could no longer control his physical and verbal actions, the man claims in court.

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New York Times

Police say a Southern California officer charged with murder in the death of a mentally ill homeless man is no longer working for the department. Acting Fullerton police Chief Dan Hughes said in a statement Tuesday that Manuel Ramos left the depar

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New York Times

New York City’s accelerating use of police stop-and-frisk tactics has brought a growing chorus of opponents who have been matched in intensity only by the officials who defend the policy. But recent rulings by federal and state courts have now cast j

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http://www.thenation.com, David Cole

In his 2011 book The Rights of the People, David Shipler describes North East Washington, DC, just a few blocks from the Supreme Court, as “another country.”

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Photography Is Not a Crime

It was bad enough that police officers felt the need to harass a couple who began dancing on a subway platform after a nearby musician began playing the drums. But when the dancing man pulled out a camera to record the harassment, it landed the coupl

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