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August 23, 2018 - 10:39 pm
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Four of the five Georgia cheerleaders who knelt last year during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest police brutality didn't make the squad this year for Kennesaw State University. Davante Lewis, a spokesman for the cheerleaders who've knelt, tells news outlets that this year...
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Former police chief Sir Norman Bettison speaks to the media outside Preston Crown Court, in Preston, England, Tuesday Aug. 21, 2018. Bettison who was charged with lying about his involvement in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Stadium tragedy in 1989 will no longer face trial. Bettison, who was chief inspector of the region where Britain's worst sports disaster took place, had been charged with four counts of misconduct while in public office.(Peter Powell/PA via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 11:43 am
PRESTON, England (AP) — A former police chief who was charged with lying about his involvement in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Stadium tragedy in 1989 will no longer face trial, prosecutors said Tuesday. Norman Bettison, who was chief inspector of the region where Britain's worst sports...
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August 02, 2018 - 6:37 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on protest demanding government action on gun violence, resignation of mayor and police superintendent (all times local): 5:30 p.m. About 200 anti-violence protesters have left Chicago's Lake Shore Drive and are marching to Wrigley Field as they demand more government...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. Brown filed a lawsuit Tuesday, June 19, 2018, against the city of Milwaukee and its police department, claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force when officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest in January 2018 for a parking violation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 19, 2018 - 5:16 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sued the city of Milwaukee and its police department Tuesday, saying officers' use of a stun gun during his arrest for a parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is black. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen...
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British Chief Inspector Joseph Stokoe speaks to the media at the International Police Cooperation Center opened in Domodedovo, outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The top British police officer working at the World Cup in Russia has predicted LGBT fans will follow Russian laws which restrict how they can express their identity in public. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 12, 2018 - 8:39 am
DOMODEDOVO, Russia (AP) — Police from 33 countries are gathering under one roof for the World Cup as Russia prepares to deal with potential issues ranging from hooliganism and terrorism to backlash against local laws restricting LGBT rights. The police representatives from all 32 competing...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, May 13, 2018, Don Cossacks practice on the bank of the Don river near the World Cup stadium before the Russian premier league soccer match between Rostov and Ural, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Russia plans to deploy thousands of Cossacks to guard the World Cup, but the traditional paramilitary groups face criticism for their strident nationalism and attacks on protesters. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 08, 2018 - 8:43 am
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — Russia plans to deploy thousands of Cossacks to guard the World Cup, but the traditional paramilitary groups face criticism for their strident nationalism and attacks on protesters. During a parade Tuesday under the hot sun of southern Russia, a politician and a police...
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President Donald Trump sings the National Anthem during a "Celebration of America" event at the White House, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Washington, in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
June 05, 2018 - 6:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking on the NFL and football's Super Bowl champs, President Donald Trump gave the boot to a White House ceremony for the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday and instead threw his own brief "Celebration of America" after it became clear most players weren't going to show up. Both...
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FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, a fan is taken into custody after violence erupted in parking lot M as Philadelphia Police Department officers and Pennsylvania State Police troopers on horseback tried to disperse fans who were tailgating, hours before the Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to host the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship NFL football game in Philadelphia. Andrew Tornetta, a Philadelphia Eagles fan accused of punching a police horse and a mounted officer before the Eagles' NFC championship victory, filed a lawsuit against the team and police Wednesday, May 30, maintaining he didn't strike the horse and alleging assault and battery by the police, claiming he was beaten for no reason. (Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger via AP, File)
May 31, 2018 - 6:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia Eagles fan accused of punching a police horse and a mounted officer before the Eagles' NFC championship victory is suing the team and police, claiming he didn't strike the horse and he was beaten for no reason. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the lawsuit Andrew...
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May 31, 2018 - 9:52 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer has been fired after being accused of using excessive force against a 19-year-old basketball player. Interim Jackson Police Chief Anthony Moore said officer Vincent Lampkin was fired after an "extensive investigation," and asked citizens not to...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Santa Clara, Calif. NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday, May 23, 2018, by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 25, 2018 - 1:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook. The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way. "The owners can try...
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