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Nick Wing
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Most Americans Have No Idea How Easy It Is For Police To Take Your Money

(11) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 2:20 PM

A new poll shows that the overwhelming majority of Americans aren't familiar with civil asset forfeiture, a controversial law enforcement practice that allows officers to seize a person's property -- including cash, cars, jewelry and houses -- without obtaining a conviction or even charging the owner with a crime.


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Gun Control Might Not Have Stopped The WDBJ Shooter. That's Not The Point.

(18) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 11:21 AM

Would stricter gun laws have saved the lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward? Probably not.

Would stricter gun laws have saved the lives of many other people? Probably.

That’s a fair reading of the latest research -- and something to remember now that...

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Fox News Gets Schooled On Why WDBJ Shooting Isn't Necessarily An Anti-White Hate Crime

(26) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 4:58 PM

Hours after a gunman killed two journalists and wounded an interviewee during a live news broadcast Wednesday...

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Officer Who Killed Mentally Ill Man Was Wearing Body Camera But Hadn't Turned It On

(3) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 9:55 AM

Officials have admitted that the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police officer who last week fatally shot a man having a "mental episode" was equipped with a body camera, but neglected to turn it on prior to the encounter. The episode highlights a key concern about the ability of cameras to promote greater...

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State Trooper Kills Unarmed Suspect As He Attempts To Flee, Police Say

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 11:43 AM

Maryland authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an unarmed man killed Friday by a state police trooper.

Trooper Daryl K. Brackett shot and killed 30-year-old Charles S. Hall during a struggle in a Walmart parking lot in Cecil County, Maryland, police officials said. Police said the man resisted arrest, got into...

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'You Buy These Or I Take Your Car': Cop Shakes Down Driver For Police Fundraiser

(33) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 5:01 PM

Got pulled today cop said buy these tickets or i take your...

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Teen Killed By St. Louis Cops Was Shot In The Back, Autopsy Finds

(14) Comments | Posted August 21, 2015 | 11:51 AM

A black teenager killed by police in St. Louis on Wednesday morning died from a single gunshot wound in the back, according to preliminary autopsy results.

Officers shot 18-year-old Mansur Ball-Bey while attempting to execute a search warrant in the northern part of the city....

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Police Say They Must Choose Between A Dead Criminal And A Dead Cop. It's Not That Simple.

(9) Comments | Posted August 18, 2015 | 1:04 PM

A police detective in Birmingham, Alabama, says he faced a decision this month that cops sometimes have to make in the line of duty. He had the choice to shoot, and he says he chose not to. In that way, his story is different from other recent officer-involved controversies. But police...

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Zachary Hammond's Community Wants To Know Why A Cop Put 'Two Bullets In His Back'

(6) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 8:20 AM

A diverse crowd of more than 100 people gathered Saturday at a park in downtown Seneca, South Carolina, to demand answers and accountability following the police shooting death of 19-year-old Zachary Hammond last month.

Hammond's parents urged transparency from the South Carolina Law...

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Justice Department Will Investigate Zachary Hammond's Police Shooting Death

(4) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 5:53 PM

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday it will join the investigation into the death of Zachary Hammond, the unarmed 19-year-old shot to death inside a car by a Seneca, South Carolina, police officer last month.

The FBI, the U.S. Attorney for South Carolina and the Justice...

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Most Major Cities Still Don't Have Body Cameras For Cops

(5) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 4:21 PM

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support equipping police officers with body cameras. Police reform advocates and law enforcement officials say such cameras can deter cops from using unnecessary force and protect them from false abuse complaints. But in most major cities, you're still...

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Zachary Hammond's Family Asks Federal Authorities To Investigate His Death

(2) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 1:31 PM

The family of Zachary Hammond, the 19-year-old fatally shot by a Seneca, South Carolina, police officer last month, on Tuesday asked for federal intervention in the investigation of their son's death.

In a statement on behalf of the Hammond family, attorneys Eric Bland and Ronnie Richter formally requested that the...

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Lawyer For Cop Who Killed Zachary Hammond Tries To Change The Story

(5) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 10:46 AM

Police in Seneca, South Carolina, last Friday released the name of the officer who fatally shot 19-year-old Zachary Hammond in a minor marijuana sting in July, following nearly two weeks of resistance from Seneca Police Chief John Covington. Shortly afterward, a lawyer representing the officer sought to shift the scrutiny off...

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Autopsy Shows Police Shot Zachary Hammond In The Back And Side

(5) Comments | Posted August 5, 2015 | 1:49 PM

Attorneys representing the family of Zachary Hammond, the 19-year-old fatally shot by police last month in Seneca, South Carolina, released an independent autopsy Wednesday showing that the officer's two bullets struck Hammond in the back of his left shoulder and his left side.

Seneca police Chief John Covington had earlier...

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A Cop Killed A White Teen And The #AllLivesMatter Crowd Said Nothing

(74) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 12:03 PM

On the evening of July 26, Zachary Hammond pulled into the parking lot of a Hardee's in Seneca, South Carolina. Seated next to him was a young woman who had arranged to meet someone there to sell a bag of weed. It's unclear what Hammond knew about the transaction, but...

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Martin O'Malley Aims To Set The Bar On Criminal Justice With Comprehensive Reform Plan

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 12:23 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Friday released a sweeping plan to reform the U.S. criminal justice system, a move that could set the bar for candidates from both parties as they seek to stake a claim on the issue.

In a nine-page document, the former Maryland governor...

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What Cops And Their Supporters Are Saying About The Sam DuBose Video

(8) Comments | Posted July 29, 2015 | 8:04 PM

University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing spoke to 43-year-old Samuel DuBose for less than two minutes on...

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12 Videos That Show The Difference Between What Cops Said And What Actually Happened

(19) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 12:25 PM

Few aspects of policing attract more scrutiny than an officer's use of force. And as people around the...

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