NYPD Officer Hits Man With Nightstick (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

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By: Michael McLaughlln

A video on YouTube shows a New York Police Department officer bloodying a man by cracking his head with a baton at a Brooklyn subway station on Thursday.The cop struck Donovan Lawson, 20, after a dispute about Lawson allegedly entering the station to ride the train without paying, according to WPIX, which first obtained the footage. The officer and Lawson were already locked in a struggle when a bystander began recording at the Myrtle Avenue stop in the neighborhood of Bushwick around 8 p.m. Continue reading

Man jailed for raping boy in Manchester shopping centre toilets

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By: Jon Stone

A pensioner has been jailed after raping an 11-year-old boy in the public toilets of a Manchester shopping centre.John Richard Ferrier, 69, was given a life sentence for the attack at the Arndale Centre in central Manchester.Ferrier was on bail after being accused of raping another child when he carried out the crime. He will serve a minimum of eight years for his crime, and could die behind bars.

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Lawmakers rip NYPD after ‘frightened’ officer shoots and kills unarmed Brooklyn man

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By: Arturo Garcia

New York City lawmakers criticized local police after a rookie officer shot and killed an unarmed 28-year-old Brooklyn man who was walking down a stairwell with his girlfriend.“People are outraged,” state Assembly member Charles Barron (D) told the New York Times. “This is happening all over the country, people have no respect for Black life. I want to hear the justification for this one. We’re going to fight for justice with this one just like they are in Ferguson.” Continue reading

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Seattle police revive plan to use body cameras after reaching deal with anonymous programmer

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By: Eric M. Johnson

A Seattle police plan to outfit officers with body cameras was back on for early December after the agency struck an unusual deal with an anonymous programmer whose massive public-records requests threatened to cripple the program, police said on Friday.The programmer, who operates a YouTube channel of 911 calls, surveillance and police footage, had bombarded the department with requests for video content from police cameras, which the department said it lacks the funds and staff to quickly fulfill. Continue reading

Lawyer Marketing Quick-Start Steps

By: Merrilyn Astin Tarlton

Sometimes it seems the only business problem you really have is knowing how to get FiveTargetmore clients. Sure, people talk about marketing plans, but exactly what plans should you be making? What’s working for others? What should your next priorities be? Well, if you’ve been longing for someone to just tell you what to do (or give you a friendly kick in the butt) … here you go!

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The FBI’s Dangerous Misrepresentation of Encryption Law

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By: Kyle Chayka

The FBI no more deserves a direct line to your data than it deserves to intercept your mail at the post office. But it doesn’t want you to know that.  FBI Director James Comey certainly wants you to think that he’s not going to be able to get inside of your iPhone 6. Lately, Comey has been the source of a slew of off-the-cuff comments about how the FBI is “going dark”: “Those charged with protecting our people aren’t always able to access the evidence we need,” he said in a recent speech at the Brookings Institution. “We have the legal authority to intercept and access communications and information pursuant to court order, but we often lack the technical ability to do so.”

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