A police officer shot and killed an unarmed, mentally challenged black man in Los Angeles on Monday, his family said.
Family members identified Ezell Ford, 25, as the man the cop killed on the 200 block of West 65th St. about 8:20 p.m. And one eyewitness says the officer yelled “shoot him” before killing the man in the street.
His mother, Tritobia Ford, said the shooting was unjustified and that her son was complying with the officer's orders, according to local media.
STOCKHOLM/BRUSSELS (EJP)--- The extreme-right and anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats became Sunday the country's third largest political party after making strong gains at parliamentary elections Sunday which saw a left-leaning political bloc, led by theSocial Democrats, defeating the center-right government of Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt. "With close to 13% of the total vote, we are now Sweden's third biggest party," Sweden Democrats leader Jimmie Akesson toldsupporters. The far-right party entered the Swedish parliament four years ago with 5.7 percent support.
What good are lapel cams and microphones if the cops are disabling them? Why aren’t they being fired for this?
“No one likes to be monitored,” says Sid Heal, recently retired commander who evaluated technology during his decades-long tenure at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. And? If you do not want to be filmed and recorded don’t be a cop.
PAIN has moved to try to block a Scottish-style independence referendum in Catalonia.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has urged the country's most senior court to declare the proposed November 9 ballot illegal, paving the way for months - if not years - of constitutional deadlock.
The arch-unionist conservative has long insisted only the entire electorate of Spain can undo the 1979 constitution, forged after the death of dictator Francisco Franco to allow regions autonomy as a trade-off for losing the right to break away.