NYPD Accused Of Using Chokehold On Suspected Farebeater Ronald Johns
Several videos posted online appear to show a New York City police officer using a chokehold on a suspected farebeater in an incident that took place just days before Staten Island resident Eric Garner died during a similar arrest last week.
Police Detain Man for Walking With Hands in Pockets
A man from Pontiac, MI was stopped on the street and interrogated by an Oakland County Sheriff on Thanksgiving for walking with his hands in his pockets while it was snowing.The man, Brandon B Waxx McKean, pulled his hands out of his pockets to record this abuse of power.
Remains of 14 presumed slaves will soon be reburied near the Hudson River, 11 years after construction workers uncovered the unmarked grave site. They will be publicly memorialized and buried in personalized boxes in Albany, New York. (Associated Press)
The Los Angeles jury that found Lonnie David Franklin Jr. guilty of killing nine young women and a teenage girl over three decades recommended a death sentence for the serial killer dubbed the "Grim Sleeper." (CNN)
Vice President Joe Biden is telling family members of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School that he's surprised about the lack of progress on "rational gun safety" laws three years after the mass shooting of students and teachers. (Associated Press)
Associated Press wrote: State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is defending the prosecution of six officers charged in the Freddie Gray case and says she still blames police for the young black man's death. (July 27)
Former EPL Player Dalian Atkinson Dies by Police Taser
Dalian Atkinson, a former striker for the Premier League's Aston Villa, reportedly died early Monday morning after being Tasered by police in the town of Telford in Shropshire, England. The Press Association is reporting that Atkinson was pronounced dead about 90 minutes after police used a Taser on him. (Complex News)