US policing

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Long Beach school safety officer who shot teenager charged with murder
Eddie Gonzalez, a former school officer, shot into a vehicle near a high school, striking the 18-year-old who died a week later

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

28, Oct, 2021 @1:12 AM

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Kobe Bryant widow first heard of basketball star’s death via phone alerts
‘RIP Kobe’ notifications informed Vanessa Bryant of husband’s death in air crash, according to court documents

Staff and agencies

24, Oct, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Police departments face a shortage as unions enable officers to refuse vaccines
Representatives say the mandates violate the officers’ rights while city leaders are trying to keep the public safe

Eric Berger

18, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Kenosha police accused of ‘deputizing’ militia vigilantes during Jacob Blake protests
Lawsuit brought by Gaige Grosskreutz, who was wounded by Kyle Rittenhouse during anti-police brutality protests last year

Edward Helmore

17, Oct, 2021 @7:50 PM

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Chicago mayor files complaint against police union for defying vaccine mandate
The city’s Fraternal Order of Police encouraged members to ignore the city’s vaccine requirement

Gloria Oladipo in New York

15, Oct, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Racial justice advocates hope for pardon of George Floyd’s past drug charges
Erasing his two-decades-old record would require the rightwing Texas governor’s goodwill

Samira Sadeque

07, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Pharrell Williams pulls festival from Virginia Beach over cousin’s killing
Musician says city should have taken more proactive stance after police fatally shot his cousin there earlier this year

Maya Yang in New York

06, Oct, 2021 @8:21 PM

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A microcosm of segregated America: Michael von Graffenried’s best photograph
‘The people of New Bern liked the fact my ancestor founded their town. But the atmosphere changed when they realised I was there to show reality, not promote a touristy vision’

Interview by Lydia Figes

06, Oct, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Why Derecka Purnell went from police reformist to abolitionist: ‘It’s so we can get more free’
The lawyer, writer and advocate has shifted her position from one rooted in reform, to one focused on total abolition

Tayo Bero

05, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Is it really so radical to say the police aren’t fit for purpose? | Nesrine Malik
From the UK to the US, the police are there to protect the powerful, not the powerless, says Guardian columnist Nesrine Malik

Nesrine Malik

04, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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More than half of US police killings are mislabelled or not reported, study finds
Review of 40 years of data shows many fatal police encounters are misclassified, most often when the victim is Black or Hispanic

Gloria Oladipo

01, Oct, 2021 @2:10 PM

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Black family says police told them they can’t act on neighbor blasting racial slurs
Activity is ‘not criminally actionable’, Virginia officers say, as family reports neighbor plays slurs and monkey noises

Gloria Oladipo

01, Oct, 2021 @12:52 AM

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