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Mayor apologizes to woman punched by cop in Philadelphia. Officer involved likely to face firing.

Earlier in the day, Mayor Michael Nutter gave his first public remarks on the fallout from the now viral internet video of police Lt. Josey punching 39-year-old Aida Guzman of Chester last Sunday at a Puerto Rican community festival at 5th and Lehigh.


Cop sucker-punches a lady in the crowd (and she didn't do anything)

Police Brutality

The 50th annual Puerto Rican Parade in Philadelphia was this weekend, and what seems to be the highlight of the event is a uniformed officer punching a woman in the face! Details are still vague of what happened that lead up to the violent outburst, but you do witness the end result.



Police officer Tases handcuffed woman

Video from Pittsburgh Co. Sheriff's office shows a woman in handcuffs being tased by a police officer.


S. Africa rocked by anger over mine shootings

The withdrawal of murder charges against 270 South African miners for the killings of 34 co-workers by police followed intense public pressure - including a report that the victims were shot execution-style or crushed by police vehicles.


Hundreds decrying police violence march in Anaheim

Anaheim Protest

Hundreds of protesters denounced recent fatal police shootings and issued a call for peace in the community even as police arrested at least nine people in separate marches Sunday.


Protests reflect deep divisions in Anaheim

Anaheim Police Shooting

In a city best known for Disneyland, the Angels and the Ducks, the fatal police shootings of two Latino men over the weekend have uncorked days of furious, sometimes violent protests. The unrest has exposed long-simmering divisions in Anaheim between the glitz of Disney and professional sports and the struggles in some of the less prosperous Latino neighborhoods in Orange County's largest city.


Mourners remember Rodney King as figure of healing

Hundreds of mourners remembered Rodney King, a symbol of racial tension in Los Angeles and catalyst for sweeping law-enforcement reforms after his 1991 beating by police officers, as a figure of national healing at a public memorial before his burial on Saturday.


Rodney King dead at 47

Rodney King

Rodney King, whose beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 was caught on camera and sparked riots after the acquittal of the four officers involved, was found dead in his swimming pool Sunday, authorities and his fiancee confirmed.

Senh: I didn't know Rodney King was born in Sacramento. He was a criminal, alcoholic, and drug addict. It's really hard for someone to exorcise his demons, but it looks like he tried after becoming the poster child for police brutality. RIP.


City pays $1 million to mother of homeless man beaten to death by police

Homeless Man

The City of Fullerton, California, has reached a $1 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill homeless man who died last year after a beating he received at the hands of police officers.


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