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Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police officer

The woman had reportedly called 911 to report an assault late Saturday night.

Before you call the police, ask yourself: Could this get someone killed?

Your problems are best solved without inviting people with guns.
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Baton Rouge police officer sues Black Lives Matter leadership for shooting injury

The officer is suing Black Lives Matter, claiming it incited violence against police.

Gov. Mark Dayton asks for police training fund to be named after Philando Castile

Dayton hopes the fund will help remedy police-community relations.

Philando Castile: Timeline of events since the Minnesota man was fatally shot by Jeronimo Yanez

Thursday marks one year since Philando Castile was fatally shot by the St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer.

Protesters at Alton Sterling march arrested in clashes with police as city marks year since he died

The protesters tried to break through police barricades.

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Miosotis Familia was the 24th cop shot and killed in the line of duty in 2017

Officer deaths in the line of duty are notably higher this year than they were in 2016.
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New York City police officer killed in “unprovoked attack”

An officer was shot and killed while she sat in her van, the NYPD says.

Alton Sterling: Timeline of events since the father of five was fatally shot by Baton Rouge police

Wednesday marks one year since Alton Sterling was fatally shot by Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police.

Alton Sterling’s children sue Baton Rouge over shooting, alleging racism and excessive force

The Sterling family alleges that police officers sent racist text messages about people who protested the black man's shooting death.

A Czech company made interns compete in a bikini contest to get hired

A spokesperson from the company said the competition was to "promote technical education."

New York City has its very own Laverne Cox Day, and this speech shows why

The award-winning actress issued a rousing call to action in New York City on Thursday.

Columbus police officer kicks handcuffed black man in the head. Chief recommends 24-hour suspension.

The recommendation seems underwhelming, considering the evidence.

The acquittal in Sylville Smith's death shows that too little changes in Milwaukee, despite protests

The officer that shot Smith will face no repercussions in his death. Historically, few of the city's officers ever have.

Police shooting videos don't mean justice for black people

Once again, dashcam video shows the cruel quickness of police violence.
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Michael Brown's parents reach settlement with Ferguson government

Brown's family has reached a settlement with the city of Ferguson.

Philando Castile dashcam video released after Officer Jeronimo Yanez acquitted

Yanez was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter.

Mother of Philando Castile: "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son."

"My son loved this city, and this city killed my son," Valerie Castile said Friday.
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Parliament put on lockdown after man arrested outside, according to reports

The incident is not believed to be terror related, and there were no apparent injuries, according to reports.

Dominique Heaggan-Brown Trial: 4 things to know about the Milwaukee police killing of Sylville Smith

The trial for former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown — who fatally shot Sylville Smith, an unarmed black man — began Monday.

Diamond Reynolds on why she recorded Philando Castile: "People are not protected against the police"

"I wanted everyone to see, that if I died in front of my daughter, everyone would know the truth."

A female Muslim student was called a "fucking terrorist" by her classmate. Then, she was suspended.

A police officer also allegedly used excessive force on the student.

Study: Americans want police to stop using force on the mentally ill, as long as they're white

"If we look at African-Americans with a history of mental illness, people want police to be more punitive," study author Barsamian Kahn said.

Jurors often want to convict police of violent crimes. These Supreme Court rulings stand in the way.

Two Supreme Court rulings from the 1980s have made lethal uses of force by police incredibly hard to punish in court.

St. Louis-area school board member sues police for using stun gun against her at 2015 protest

"This wasn't an attempt to incapacitate or subdue me," Kristine Hendrix said. "It was to punish me."

Timothy Loehmann, officer who killed Tamir Rice, fired from Cleveland Police Department

Loehmann killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014.

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BLM activist calls gay NYPD Pride March invitation to Toronto police "disgraceful"

The decision to extend the invitation to Toronto PD is controversial.

Betty Shelby is not guilty of manslaughter in shooting of Terence Crutcher, jury finds

Were she convicted of first-degree manslaughter, Betty Shelby faced between four years and life in prison.

Officer from department that killed Jordan Edwards used a stun gun on handcuffed black man

Damning new information continues to emerge about the Balch Springs Police Department.

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad wouldn't sleep "if I closed my mouth on social issues"

The outspoken activist talks about what motivates her to speak up.