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'They Laughed': Man Details Alleged Police Brutality in Mesa

Jose Conde says cops beat him, then mocked him during his January arrest

(Newser) - "This is no laughing matter." So said a 23-year-old Arizona man at a Thursday presser in which he detailed his January arrest by the Mesa Police Department, the Arizona Republic reports. Per CNN , Jose Conde says on Jan. 28 he was searched, then hurled to the ground, "... More »

Black Man Beaten in Charlottesville Faces Felony Charge

Arrest warrant for unlawful wounding has been issued for DeAndre Harris

(Newser) - A black counterprotester at August's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., who was shown being beaten in a viral video, is now facing his own troubles with the law. The Daily Progress reports an arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old DeAndre Harris for his alleged attack on an... More »

Cop Fired for Kicking Handcuffed Man in Head

2nd officer also fired for punching Georgia motorist as he came out of car with hands up

(Newser) - Two videos circulating on social media showed a Georgia man being assaulted by two cops during a traffic stop this week, and now those cops have been fired, the AP reports. Robert McDonald was canned Thursday after the first video came to light involving motorist Demetrius Bryan Hollins, the Gwinnett... More »

Facebook Beating Started as Pretend Fight

4 suspects are in court Friday

(Newser) - The 18-year-old victim of a brutal beating broadcast on Facebook Live thought he was going to a sleepover. That's what his parents thought, too, when they dropped him off at a McDonald's in the Chicago suburbs on New Year's Eve to meet up with 18-year-old Jordan Hill,... More »

Blind Man Assaulted While Bystanders Watch

Philadelphia police chief says it's a growing problem

(Newser) - The assault of a helpless blind man in Philadelphia—captured on video. The footage shows the victim on the ground being kicked and stomped on. What may be even more shocking are the bystanders who see the beating taking place. One watches the whole thing while another sees the assault,... More »

Cops Fatally Beat Man, Take Witnesses' Phones: Report

Officials say devices needed as evidence

(Newser) - Police in the southern California community of East Bakersfield allegedly beat a man to death last week, and now a lawyer for the 33-year-old's daughters and parents is using the word "coverup"—because the local sheriff's department confiscated the phones of witnesses who filmed the incident,... More »

Cops: Teen Killed Man, Posted Video on Facebook

Three teens charged with murder after videotaped beating

(Newser) - Three teens face murder charges in the beating death of a man in Chicago after posting video of the attack on Facebook, the Chicago Tribune reports. Gang member Malik Jones, 16, allegedly handed his cell phone to friends early Tuesday before approaching 62-year-old Delfino Mora, a disabled father of 12,... More »

7 Chicago Teens Charged in Beating Video on YouTube

Posted vicious attack on boy online

(Newser) - Brutality and stupidity isn't a charming combination, but it certainly makes things easier for the police. Seven Chicago teens are being charged over a YouTube video that shows a group of teens beating a 17-year-old in an alley, reports the Chicago Tribune . The teen is kicked, punched, and taunted... More »

Beating Judge Battling for Younger Daughter Visits

William Adams seeks to lift restraining order concerning 10-year-old

(Newser) - A Texas judge whose shocking beating of his disabled teenage daughter went viral is now battling for visitation rights with his younger child. William Adams filed paperwork this week to lift a temporary restraining order banning him from visits with his 10-year-old daughter unless he obtains permission from his ex-wife,... More »

Vicious Beating of NY Gay Caught on Tape

Jack Price remains in coma

(Newser) - The brutal hate-crime beating of a gay man on a deserted Queens street was captured on a neighborhood surveillance video. Jack Price, 49, tries repeatedly to escape his attackers who continue to punch and stomp him on the tape. "From beginning to end, it was absolutely horrible," Price's... More »

Chicago Teens: 'Fighting Is What We Do'

Neighborhood rivalry blamed for teen's beating death

(Newser) - Fighting is a way of life in the impoverished Chicago neighborhood where 16-year-old Derrion Albert was beaten to death in a videotaped brawl two weeks ago, local students say. "How many times you want me to walk away?" asked one teen whose brother was charged with murder after the... More »

Teens Pummel Pom Queen in Facebook Vid

Two girls busted after football game melee

(Newser) - In the latest event in the season of teen violence, two Maryland girls have been busted after their videotaped beating of a student was posted on Facebook. On the tape, the two teens tackle the leader of a pom squad at a Silver Spring football game and kick and punch... More »

White House: Beating Vid 'Chilling'

Obama prepares to pitch Chitown Olympics as city reels from murder

(Newser) - As Barack Obama prepares to make a pitch to hold the Olympics in his hometown, the White House is decrying a "chilling" videotaped beating death of a teenager in the same city. It's one of the most shocking things "you can ever see," White House spokesman Robert... More »

4th Teen Charged in Chicago Beating Death

Authorities say Derrion Albert, 16, was innocent bystander

(Newser) - A fourth teenager has been charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of a Chicago student who was walking home from school. Prosecutors announced charges tonight against 18-year-old Eugene Bailey, whose aunt has said her nephew didn't have anything to do with the beating that killed 16-year Derrion Albert... More »

Drudge's Play of Bus Beating Draws Critics

(Newser) - A fight on a school bus in Illinois is generating lots of attention across the country. A videotape of the incident shows black teens beating a white classmate while some onlookers cheer, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Police are investigating but have backed off an initial statement that the attack... More »

Torture Video Derails US-Emirates Nuke Deal

(Newser) - Video of a member of the UAE’s royal family brutally torturing an Afghan salesman threatens to sink a nuclear trade deal between the UAE and the US, the Times of London reports. Sheikh Issa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, a brother of the UAE president, is shown beating the trader and... More »

Cop Stomp Video 'Worse Than Rodney King'

Philly officers ordered off streets amid furor

(Newser) - Authorities have ordered 13 Philadelphia police officers involved in the videotaped beating of three black suspects off the streets, AP reports. The video shows the suspects being kicked, punched, and hit with nightsticks while appearing to offer no resistance. Rev. Al Sharpton compared the incident with the videotaped beating of... More »

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