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No criminal charges against police officers involved in Daniel Prude's death; 'system failed him again', says lawyer
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No criminal charges against police officers involved in Daniel Prude's death; 'system failed him again', says lawyer

A video of Prude's arrest showed police officers putting a hood on his face and pressing his body against the pavement till he stopped breathing. He was taken off life support a week later.

Donald Trump's term as president as depicted in cinema, television and documentaries; from Get Out to Parasite
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Donald Trump's term as president as depicted in cinema, television and documentaries; from Get Out to Parasite

Cinema under Donald Trump, it is safe to say, has been indicative of the chaos and division he has imported to the country.

'What a joke': Black Lives Matter activists note contrast in police response at Capitol
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'What a joke': Black Lives Matter activists note contrast in police response at Capitol

Activists who protest the police say they believe they are targeted because of their criticism of law enforcement

US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo
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US elections: Donald Trump has normalised selfishness, made it America's national credo

When a once-in-a-century pandemic strikes, public health experts ask all to wear masks, but the US president tells Americans that mask-wearing is one of those rules not to be followed (like paying taxes, like the emoluments clause, like campaign finance laws, like obstructing justice)

In Utah's Salt Lake City, police shoots and seriously injures autistic teenager after mother dials 911
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In Utah's Salt Lake City, police shoots and seriously injures autistic teenager after mother dials 911

Golda Barton said her son Linden Cameron was suffering from separation anxiety and that she wanted help taking him to hospital

Seven cops in NY's Rochester suspended as Black man’s suffocation video roils city
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Seven cops in NY's Rochester suspended as Black man’s suffocation video roils city

The police body camera footage showed the man, Daniel Prude, handcuffed and sitting in a street, wearing nothing but a white hood

Protests in Wisconsin after video shows police shooting black man in back seven times; victim in 'serious condition'
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Protests in Wisconsin after video shows police shooting black man in back seven times; victim in 'serious condition'

Following the shooting, social media posts showed neighbours gathering in the surrounding streets and hurling comments at police

Portland Police declares demonstration outside law enforcement building 'riot', uses smoke to clear crowd
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Portland Police declares demonstration outside law enforcement building 'riot', uses smoke to clear crowd

Demonstrations, often violent, have been taking place nightly in Portland for more than two months following the killing of George Floyd

Portland protests: In another night of unrest in US city, tear gas hits mayor Ted Wheeler
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Portland protests: In another night of unrest in US city, tear gas hits mayor Ted Wheeler

Protests against racial injustice and police brutality have rocked Portland every night for weeks, with security forces often tear-gassing and clubbing demonstrators

Six Madhya Pradesh policemen suspended after video of them assaulting couple in Guna sparks outrage
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Six Madhya Pradesh policemen suspended after video of them assaulting couple in Guna sparks outrage

Police were compelled to use force as the couple resisted eviction and refused to go to hospital after drinking pesticide, officials said.

Police ignored George Floyd’s ‘I can’t breathe’ plea, told him to ‘stop yelling’, newly-released transcript shows
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Police ignored George Floyd’s ‘I can’t breathe’ plea, told him to ‘stop yelling’, newly-released transcript shows

The death of Floyd, a Black man, in police custody on 25 May led to anti-racism protests and demonstrations against police brutality across the United States and around the world with protesters calling for racial equality and police reforms.

Seventeen years since Khwaja Yunus died in Mumbai Police custody, Indian cops still unaccountable for custodial deaths
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Seventeen years since Khwaja Yunus died in Mumbai Police custody, Indian cops still unaccountable for custodial deaths

In a depressing continuation of the widespread practice of custodial torture, P Jayaraj, 59, and J Fenix, 31, died gruesome deaths in Thoothukudi last month

Jayaraj-Fenix custodial deaths: Policing powers are sovereign powers; privilege and lack of accountability narrows scope for victims
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Jayaraj-Fenix custodial deaths: Policing powers are sovereign powers; privilege and lack of accountability narrows scope for victims

The recent death of a father and son due to alleged custodial torture by the Tamil Nadu police has reverberated the cries to end unjust incarceration and institutional culture of police brutality in India.

Gone with the Wind resumes streaming on HBO Max with introduction on race in US Civil War era
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Gone with the Wind resumes streaming on HBO Max with introduction on race in US Civil War era

Gone with the Wind was pulled two weeks ago as the United States began a mass reckoning with systemic racism triggered by nationwide protests over police brutality

Avengers actor Don Cheadle tells Jimmy Fallon he's been pulled over by police 'more times than I can count'
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Avengers actor Don Cheadle tells Jimmy Fallon he's been pulled over by police 'more times than I can count'

Don Cheadle has opened up about his experience with law enforcement in the US, saying he has been stopped by the police countless times.

Days after a staff-led uprising against racial injustice, Condé Nast faces 'overdue' reckoning
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Days after a staff-led uprising against racial injustice, Condé Nast faces 'overdue' reckoning

Condé Nast is one of many media organisations, including The New York Times, whose employees have questioned company leaders as people around the world have taken part in protests prompted by the killing of George Floyd.

Atlanta police chief resigns after cop fatally shoots 27-yr-old African-American man during attempted arrest, protests engulf city
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Atlanta police chief resigns after cop fatally shoots 27-yr-old African-American man during attempted arrest, protests engulf city

Atlanta's police chief resigned Saturday hours after a black man was fatally shot by an officer in a struggle following a field sobriety test. Authorities said the slain man had grabbed an officer's Taser, but was running away when he was shot.

Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's death, racism, and police brutality in new Netflix special
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Dave Chappelle addresses George Floyd's death, racism, and police brutality in new Netflix special

Dave Chapelle's new special was taken from a show at an outdoor pavilion in Yellow Springs, Ohio, with about 100 attendees on 6 June.

Police the public, or protect it? Crisis-stricken US can learn hard lessons from Ireland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and others
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Police the public, or protect it? Crisis-stricken US can learn hard lessons from Ireland, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and others

Weeks of nationwide demonstrations, in which that chanted demand has echoed in streets across the United States, have made one thing clear: The American police faces a crisis of legitimacy. And its consequences reach far beyond policing itself

In Donald Trump's America, the debate over the word 'fascism' and its applicability takes a new turn
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In Donald Trump's America, the debate over the word 'fascism' and its applicability takes a new turn

On 2 June, as police officers across the country deployed brutal tactics in response to protests over the killing of George Floyd, the former secretary of labour Robert Reich announced that his old vocabulary — crowded already with harsh words for President Donald Trump — was making way for a new addition