Entries by DAMG

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Wyoming Police Shoot And Injure One

A Wyoming police officer shot and wounded a 37 year old man on November 4th, 2019. The man identified as Manuel Cavasos was armed with a knife. The injuries sustained by the gunshot wounds are not considered life-threatening. The incident took place on Walter Street SE between Division and Jefferson avenues around 11:30 in the […]

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Wisconsin Police Fatally Shoot a Man

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is looking into a fatal shooting that took place on the evening of June 2nd, 2020 in a parking lot at Kwik Trip on Church Street in Watertown, Wisconsin. Watertown police officer shot an unidentified white male in a traffic stop confrontation at the parking lot. […]

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Utah Cops Fatally Shoot Fleeing Man

22 year old Utah man, Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal, was fatally shot on May 23rd by police after they responded to a report of gun threat. Officers chased Bernardo for several blocks when he bolted from the motel before firing at least 20 rounds at his back as reported by the Salt Lake Tribune. Dramatic Video Gone […]

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Texas Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man

42-year-old, Michael Brent Ramos, was fatally shot in Austin, Texas on April 24th, 2020. Police Chief Brian Manley claimed in a video that was posted on the department’s Twitter handle that a criminal investigation is underway. Police Responded to a 911 Call Austin police responded to a 911 call that alleged a man was doing […]

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Tennessee Man Dies in Police Custody

37 year old Sterling Higgins called the police for help on March 25th, 2019 and told them that someone was trying to kill him. Higgins was apparently in distress and yelling at a woman when the police arrived at the northwestern Tennessee convenience store parking lot. Higgins accused the woman of stealing from him. Union […]

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Police Brutality in Pennsylvania

York resident Jason Watts sued the City of York and York City Police Officer Galen Detweiler in federal court on December 20th, 2019. The charges listed in the lawsuit include wrongful search and seizure, wrongful arrest, and police brutality. Watts Was Wrongfully Detained Jason Watts was riding his bike a few blocks from his place […]

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Oregon Police Use Rubber Bullets

Portlanders have been on the streets protesting constantly for more than a week and it’s not because the NBA helped the Lakers beat their team in 2000. The nightly protests started in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man that suffocated under a Minneapolis’ officer’s knee. However, the June 6th, 2020 protest […]

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What is Qualified Immunity?

The doctrine of qualified immunity has become a subject of much debate following the unlawful killing George Floyd. This article summarizes the legal rule of qualified immunity, how it protects police officers and some suggested alternatives    Qualified Immunity (QI) is a judge made rule that severely limits those instances where an individual officer can be […]

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Racial prejudice

Racial prejudice, discrepancies, and biases are nothing new to the United States. For centuries they have persisted in every aspect of American life. It is impossible at this time, after the death of George Floyd and the worldwide protests against this crime and the systemic racial bias in policing, not to be aware of how […]