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Bill Would Make Videotaping Police a Crime if Too Close

CRIME | By Bob Christie | Jan 9
An Arizona lawmaker wants to bar the public from videotaping law enforcement officers from close-range, saying groups that rush in to film police interactions are routinely endangering officers by distracting them

Charges Dropped Against Student Arrested While Taping Police

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Eltman | Nov 23
Criminal charges were dropped Friday against a suburban New York college student arrested while taking a video of two friends being arrested.

Student Takedown Investigated After Allegations of Excessive Force

Amateur video shows a school resource officer slamming a 14-year-old to the ground.

Southern California Woman Alleges Excessive Police Force

NATIONAL | By Elliot Spagat | Oct 7
A Southern California woman is suing the city of Carlsbad, alleging that police in the San Diego suburb unjustly beat her after she was pulled over for a seat-belt violation.

Maryland AG Issues Guidance Against Police Profiling

NATIONAL | By John Riley | Aug 29
After months of protest over police brutality and issues surrounding racial profiling, Maryland is issuing guidance to law enforcement officers about the acceptability of the practice.

Denver Cops Kill Queer Latina; Activists Storm Conference Till Mayor Cancels

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Feb 6
In retaliation for the killing of a queer Latina by Denver police last week, activists stormed an LGBT conference, causing the mayor to cancel his planned address.

Advocates Look to ICE to Address Violence Against LGBTs In Immigration

LGBT advocates look to Sarah SaldaƱa, the next head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, to use her authority to address the increasing crisis of physical and sexual violence against LGBT and HIV-positive immigrants.

Protesters March with Message Against Excessive Force

CRIME | Dec 15
In Washington, protesters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue with the families of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice. Families who lost loved ones at the hands of police led the Millions March in New York City.

Police Demonstrations Inspire New Protest Songs

MUSIC | By Lisa Leff | Dec 12
Stop. Hey, what's that sound? Protest songs are taking their place alongside chants of "I can't breathe" and "Hands up, don't shoot" as demonstrators raise their voices to condemn the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police.

'Driving While Black' Apps Give Tips for Police Stops

PERSONAL TECH | By Steven Dubois | Dec 12
Avoiding any move that could make officers think you're reaching for a gun is just one of the tips "Driving While Black" offers. And despite its attention-grabbing name, the common-sense advice it offers applies to motorists of all races.

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