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A new school board policy in Compton, California will allow campus police officers to carry military-grade firearms, AR-15 rifles — semi-automatic guns originally made for the U.S. armed forces, next month.
Danziger Bridge shootings
The Danziger Bridge shootings were police shootings that took place on September 4, 2005, at the Danziger Bridge inNew Orleans, Louisiana. Six days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, members of the city’s police department killed two people: 17-year-old James Brissette and 40-year-old Ronald Madison. Four other people were wounded. All victims were unarmed. Madison, a mentally disabled man, was shot in the back. New Orleans police fabricated a cover-upstory for their crime, falsely reporting that seven police officers responded to a police dispatch reporting an officer down, and that at least four people were firing weapons at the officers upon their arrival.
'If it seems to you that the police are becoming more violent, you may be right. In 2011, Los Angeles County police shot to death 54 people, some 70 percent more than in 2010.' David Mizner, Salon
On January 7th in Philadelphia, Darrin Manning, a 16-year old black boy, had emergency surgery for a ruptured testicle after a stop-and-frisk by two white officers: Thomas Purcell and a woman the department hasn’t identified.