Video shows police car striking armed man: Excessive force or not?

Dramatic dash camera video released this week shows a suburban Tucson police officer striking a man armed with a rifle with his patrol car in February, an incident that is raising questions about police use of force in what appears to be a quickly evolving, dangerous situation.
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Hawks player blames NYC police for ‘significant injury’ (Yahoo Sports)

Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday he is in ''great pain'' and blamed New York City police for causing a ''significant injury'' that knocked him out for the season. The backup forward sustained a fractured right lower leg and ligament damage while being arrested with teammate Pero Antic outside a Manhattan nightclub while the Hawks were in the city to face the Brooklyn Nets last week. Sefolosha won't return until next season, costing the top-seeded Hawks a strong perimeter defender Read more [...]

Giuliana Rancic: I’m Coming Back to “Fashion Police”

Hoping to put an end to the constant speculation, Giuliana Rancic chatted with “Extra” this week to clear the air regarding “Fashion Police.” The 40-year-old media personality declared, “Yes, I am returning to ‘Fashion Police.’ Once it comes back, it’s gonna be a show I’m proud to be on and that people are proud to watch.” On Monday (April 6), Rancic discussed her controversial joke about Zendaya’s Oscar Night hairdo, and shortly thereafter former colleague Kelly Osbourne tweeted, Read more [...]

Video in South Carolina police shooting makes building a defense that much harder

Unlike other videos in the last year that have shown a law officer shooting an unarmed suspect, the shaky smartphone footage that went viral this week leaves little to the imagination. And that, legal experts say, will leave attorneys for Michael T. Slager to build their defense on what…
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Video in fatal North Charleston, S.C., police shooting sets case apart

The family gathered for an impromptu memorial on the grass where Walter L. Scott had been shot to death by a white police officer the day before. They were still in shock, unable to accept police accounts that Scott had struggled with the officer over his Taser.
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Ferguson activists say suspect in police shootings was not a protester

A 20-year-old man has confessed to shooting and wounding two police officers during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department last week, officials said Sunday, but it isn’t clear whether he was aiming at the police or at someone in the crowd of demonstrators over a personal…
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Tensions rise as white St. Louis police officer shoots black man dead

A young black man was shot to death by an off-duty white police officer in St. Louis on Wednesday night, and a tense crowd gathered at the scene nearly two months to the day after a white policeman shot an unarmed black man to death in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.
Nation – Los Angeles Times