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Antwon Rose: Police officer Michael Rosfeld charged over shooting of unarmed black teenager

Antwon Rose: Police officer Michael Rosfeld charged over shooting of unarmed black teenagerA Pittsburgh police officer has been charged with criminal homicide in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The Allegheny County, Pennsylvania district attorney charged East Pittsburgh police Officer Michael Rosfeld in the death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II on Wednesday. The high-school honours student died last week after Mr Rosfeld shot him three times in a traffic stop, according to the criminal complaint.



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Marchers Block Traffic in Pittsburgh as They Protest Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen Antwon Rose

Marchers Block Traffic in Pittsburgh as They Protest Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Teen Antwon RoseMarchers carried signs that said "3 Shots in the Back/ How Do You Justify That?"



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Arizona Cops On Paid Leave After Video Shows Them Beating Unarmed Man

Arizona Cops On Paid Leave After Video Shows Them Beating Unarmed ManFour Arizona police officers have been placed on administrative leave after



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Four Arizona police officers on leave for punching unarmed man

Four Arizona police officers on leave for punching unarmed manSurveillance video shows the Mesa, Arizona, officers punching and kneeing an unarmed man while responding to a domestic dispute call last month. The police chief now promises an investigation.



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Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: Lawyer

Unarmed Black Man Killed In 'Mind-Boggling,' Unjustified Barrage Of Police Gunfire: LawyerA lawyer representing relatives of an unarmed black man killed in a hail of



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Campaign urges Israel soldiers to refuse to shoot unarmed Palestinians

Campaign urges Israel soldiers to refuse to shoot unarmed PalestiniansA prominent campaign by an Israeli rights group on Thursday urged soldiers to refuse to shoot at unarmed Palestinians as tensions increased ahead of new protests along the Gaza border. The campaign by the B’Tselem NGO, which included advertisements in Israeli newspapers, led Israel’s public security minister to suggest the group should be investigated for calling for sedition. The calls come after a mass protest along the Gaza border last Friday that led to clashes with Israeli forces, who killed 17 Palestinians.



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Protesters Demand Justice For Saheed Vassell, Unarmed Black Man Shot By Cops In NYC

Protesters Demand Justice For Saheed Vassell, Unarmed Black Man Shot By Cops In NYCHundreds of people rallied in New York City on Thursday evening to call for



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Police officer's car hits protester during rally over killing of unarmed black man Stephon Clark

Police officer's car hits protester during rally over killing of unarmed black man Stephon ClarkA woman protesting over the police killing of an unarmed black man has been struck by the car of a sheriff’s deputy. Video filmed by a bystander showed the vehicle edging along the road before hittung the protester at a vigil for Stephon Clark, who was shot dead last month in his grandparents’ backyard in Sacramento, California. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office said it had launched an internal review of the collision, which is also under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.



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Police cameras show events in shooting of unarmed black man

Police cameras show events in shooting of unarmed black manSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Autopsy findings by a pathologist hired by the family of Stephon Clark call into question the Sacramento Police Department's assertion that Clark was facing the two officers and advancing toward them when they opened fire and killed him.



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Israeli military defends tactics as video appears to show unarmed Gaza protesters shot by snipers

Israeli military defends tactics as video appears to show unarmed Gaza protesters shot by snipersThe Israeli military has defended its handling of clashes in Gaza which left 16 Palestinians dead even as footage emerged appearing to show unarmed protesters being shot by Israeli snipers. Palestinian mourners called for "revenge" as they buried their dead after the bloodiest day in Gaza since the 2014 war and both side braced for what is expected to be weeks of rolling protests.    Around 30,000 Palestinians marched towards the Israeli border on Friday, where some hurled rocks and burning tyres and Israeli troops opened fire with live ammunition.  António Guterres, the UN secretary general, called for an investigation into the killings.  The Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) said that its forces had fired only at specific people who were deemed to be “violent instigators” in the demonstrations.   “The use of snipers was against specific people who were specific perpetrators of violence,” said Lt Col Peter Lerner, an IDF spokesman.  However, widely shared videos on social media appeared to show at least two unarmed men by Israel gunfire.  Three separate clips were published on social media purporting to show one Palestinian shot as he walked towards the border the Israel. Using the three available videos of Incident 1 (east of Jabalia, #Gaza), I synchronised the footage of an apparent unarmed man that is walking towards the border fence and is being shot at. pic.twitter.com/eOgvQ6FLHz— Christiaan Triebert (@trbrtc) March 31, 2018 Another clip showed a young man running away from Israeli positions holding a car tyre. Car tyres are sometimes set on fire by protesters and rolled towards Israeli forces.  In the clip he appears to be shot in the back and crumples to the ground. Palestinian media reported that the man, identified as 18-year-old Abed el-Fatah Abed e-Nabi, later died from his injuries Lt Col Lerner said he could not comment on the specifics of the incident. “The fact that you have a video of 30 seconds showing this guy running away and being shot means you don’t see the context or what he was doing beforehand,” he said.   A second clip appears to shows an unidentified man, with no visible weapons, walking slowly towards the Israeli position when he was shot. It is not known if he was killed.   Hamas, the Islamist militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, said in a statement that five of the 16 people killed were members of its armed wing who were participating in the protests.  About | Hamas The Israeli military released footage showing two men with assault rifles trying to break through the Israeli fence on Friday night. Both men were killed by fire from Israeli tanks. The UK, US and EU all consider Hamas to be a terrorist group.  A spokesman for Mr Guterres said the UN leader wanted “an independent and transparent investigation into these incidents.  “He also appeals to those concerned to refrain from any act that could lead to further casualties and in particular any measures that could place civilians in harm's way.” The violence comes at the start of a tense period which will culminate in the opening of the controversial US embassy in Jerusalem in May and the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call “The Nakba” – the mass displacement of Arabs during the 1948 war with Israel.  Hamas fighters at the funeral of one those killed in Friday's clashes Credit: Photo by Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Friday’s demonstrations were billed as the start of the “Great March of Return”, in which Palestinian refugees will demand to be able to return to their 1948 homes in what is today Israel.  Palestinians have erected camp sites of tents at five locations along the Gaza border and plan to move the tents closer and closer to the border as the May 15 Nakba anniversary nears. The protests have been backed by Hamas.  Small demonstration continued on Saturday and there were reports of some injuries among Palestinians but no major confrontations are expected until next Friday.  The Israeli military tweeted early on Saturday its response was “accurate and measured, and we know where every bullet landed”.  When asked by reporters a spokesman could not say how many live rounds the Israeli military fired on Friday or how many people were shot. The military later deleted the tweet.    



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