Policing

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Members of law enforcement organizations in Brazil have come forward to tell their stories about the corruption and human rights violations present in some arenas in Brazil.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
An operation across Eastern and Southern Africa targeting transnational crimes including human, drug and arms trafficking, people smuggling, terrorism, car theft and environmental crime has resulted in close to 4 500 arrests.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
If the Jamaican poor feel like they are being hunted by the police, they are not exaggerating. The human rights group Amnesty International states that Jamaica has one of the world’s highest rates of fatal shootings by the police. According to the document Human Rights Watch World Report 1989, between 1979 and 1989 the police killed a yearly average of 208.3 Jamaicans, which was quite startling when compared with the annual figure of 700 people murdered by the cops in the United States. During that period, America’s population was 100 times larger than Jamaica’s.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Turkish government’s crackdown after a military coup attempt widened into a sweeping purge on Monday, cutting a swath through the security services and reaching deeply into the government bureaucracy and the political and business classes.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Turkey’s parliament backed emergency measures Thursday giving authorities broad powers to pursue alleged supporters of a failed coup, even as the government said it has rounded up nearly 10,000 people since the attempted military takeover.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Federal police in Brazil conducted a surprise raid Monday morning of an occupation protest at the Gustavo Capanema Palace, home of the ministry of culture in Rio de Janeiro, forcefully removing a group of artists who had taken over the building after the coup government of Michel Temer came to power in Brazil in May.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Due to the involvement of Honduran security forces in the murder of Berta Cáceres, as well as a number of other documented human rights violations, the AFL-CIO is now calling for all U.S. aid to Honduran security forces to be suspended.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
El Salvador’s attorney general has accused several police officers of participating in a high-profile case of extrajudicial killings, signaling a desire to reign in heavy-handed anti-gang tactics that have been linked to increases in violence and human rights abuses.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:59
Human Rights Watch said Thursday that a pattern of covering up police killings has thwarted efforts to curb violence in Rio de Janeiro's slums ahead of the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:58
One of Brazil's top security officials says the political turmoil that has brought repeated changes to key government positions will not affect security at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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