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CCTV captures ‘suicide in custody’ in Gujarat
India

CCTV captures ‘suicide in custody’ in Gujarat

Jayanti Rathwa was a distant relative of the deceased woman. The victim was the daughter of Rathwa's wife's distant cousin

Kazakhstan unrest: How Vladimir Putin again seizes on unrest in an attempt to expand Russian influence
World

Kazakhstan unrest: How Vladimir Putin again seizes on unrest in an attempt to expand Russian influence

If the turmoil in Kazakhstan has exposed the vulnerability of the strongman leaders whom the Kremlin has trusted to keep order, it has also presented Russia with a chance to reassert its influence

Ex-cop Eric Adams wins NYC mayor; Asian American Michelle Wu makes history winning Boston mayor
World

Ex-cop Eric Adams wins NYC mayor; Asian American Michelle Wu makes history winning Boston mayor

Adams, who will become the second Black mayor of the nation's largest city, first triumphed this summer in a crowded Democratic primary after he struck a nuanced stance on law enforcement issues

South African opera star Pretty Yende says she was detained, strip searched at Paris airport
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South African opera star Pretty Yende says she was detained, strip searched at Paris airport

“Police brutality is real for someone who looks like me,” Yende, who is Black, said in a social media post Tuesday.

Derek Chauvin found guilty in George Floyd murder; verdict brings rare rebuke of police conduct
World

Derek Chauvin found guilty in George Floyd murder; verdict brings rare rebuke of police conduct

George Floyd, 46, was a grandfather, a rapper known as Big Floyd and a security guard who had lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic

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

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
World

'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
World

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
World

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'
World

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
World

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
India

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
World

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
India

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
India

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.