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2014-05-27 04:22:47

Pre-Settlement Funding Firm continues with their augmentation of adding additional staff and resources for numerous Wrongful Imprisonment and Police Brutality disputes. BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today that they have begun to place an even greater focus on wrongful imprisonment, wrongful arrest, police brutality, law enforcement misconduct, and prison injury cases. The company has been an industry...

2012-04-18 09:09:55

US Department of Justice to step in to curb police misconduct Deadly police shootings, racial profiling and discriminatory law enforcement are once again in the forefront of national debate. Police killings of unarmed civilians in New Orleans and Seattle have generated local protests and national controversies. Accusations of racial profiling have been lodged against police departments in those and other cities as well as the Maricopa County sheriff's office in Arizona. In addition, the...

2011-10-28 07:00:00

Brian Love alleged in his lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court-Santa Ana Case No.:SACV10-1897 DOC that he was beaten by Buena Park police officers during Haunt Night at Knotts Berry Farm. Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2011 The City of Buena Park has settled a lawsuit (Love v. City of Buena Park Case No.: SACV10-1897 DOC) alleging excessive force by three of its police officers at Knotts Berry Farm's Halloween Haunt Night 2010. The complaint alleged that the police officers filed false...

2009-01-07 08:00:58

Nearly 98 percent of U.S. emergency room doctors believe some patients were injured due to suspected excessive police force, a national survey indicates. But most incidents go unreported because no laws require doctors to notify authorities of possible police brutality, the survey finds. The survey of 315 physicians, included in the Emergency Medicine Journal's January issue and based on 2002 data, is believed to be the first doctors' account of suspected police beatings, said lead author H....

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2007-03-04 13:45:00

Patrolman Brian Johnson of the Franklin, Mass., Police Department studied a surveillance video showing two men using allegedly stolen credit cards at a Home Depot. But when Johnson didn't recognize either man, he decided to involve people - a lot of them - to help crack the case. He posted a clip from a security camera on YouTube.com, Google Inc. (GOOG)'s video-sharing Web site, then e-mailed the clip's link to about 300 people and organizations saying the department was looking for the men....

2006-05-22 16:33:10

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police brutally put down riots in a rebellious town outside Mexico City this month and sexually abused some two dozen women in the operation, a rights watchdog said on Monday. In a preliminary report, the National Human Rights Commission, an autonomous government body, said it found evidence that federal and state police used excessive force against hundreds of protesters when riots erupted in San Salvador de Atenco in early May. More than 200...

2006-05-17 13:31:51

By Lorraine Orlandi MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Six years after Mexican President Vicente Fox set in motion ambitious plans to end rampant rights abuse, he has barely dented chronic problems like police torture and impunity for once powerful leaders, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. With his 2000 election win, Fox ousted the authoritarian party that ruled Mexico for 71 years. He took unprecedented steps to redress its abuses -- inviting scrutiny by world rights monitors,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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