Donald Trump backs return of military weaponry to police forces

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Tanks and military-grade weapons recalled by federal government in 2014 but Republican nominee tells Ohio meeting he would return military equipment Donald Trump said on Monday that, if elected president, he would give back to police departments the controversial military equipment the Obama administration forced them to return. Speaking with police officers in Ohio, the […]

New York City protesters demand police commissioner Bill Bratton be fired

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The #ShutDownCityHallNYC protest was organized by a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement and is demanding Brattons termination Protesters in New York City began occupying the park next to city hall in Manhattan on Monday, declaring they would not leave until police commissioner Bill Bratton was fired. Organized by Millions March NYC, a […]

Hundreds gather in Baton Rouge for funeral of officer killed in shooting

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Law enforcement and loved ones join memorial for Brad Garafola: My deputy went down fighting, says sheriff The funeral of Brad Garafola, one of three officers killed in the Baton Rouge police shooting, took place in the Louisiana city on Saturday. Hundreds of loved ones and fellow law enforcement said farewell to the 45-year-old sheriffs […]

Police seek to unlock murder victim’s phone using 3D replica of fingertips

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Lab printed prosthetic digit to help police try and unlock a murder victims smartphone, protected by a fingerprint scanner instead of a password Computer science professor Anil Jain spends most of his time researching and improving biometric systems, like fingerprint scanners and facial recognition software. Last month, however, law enforcement agents approached the Michigan State […]

Alton Sterling didn’t have to die. It’s time to address police violence | Samuel Sinyangwe

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Citizen oversight boards can help make police who kill accountable. And better training and rules can prevent those killings from happening in the first place Another black man killed by police. On video. And at point blank range while he lay on the ground. By our count I work with other activists to collect data […]