Post Tagged with: "crime"

Queensland police officers accused of raping a woman on duty

Queensland police officers accused of raping a woman on duty

Rape charges have been filed against two Queensland police officers, who are accused of raping a woman while they were on duty. The two officers, aged 28 and 29 have been suspended from the service amid a full criminal investigation. Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said that the case has prompted authorities to review and examine how it recruits and[Read More…]

‘Police harass victims of sexual abuse and robbery to make crime figures disappear’

‘Police harass victims of sexual abuse and robbery to make crime figures disappear’

A new report reveals how police have managed to achieve their greatest feat yet: making crime disappear. Or more accurately, making the reports of crime disappear. And just where have all these allegations come from? The police themselves. Police officers told a Commons committee that crime reports of ‘burglary’ were routinely made to vanish, alongside reports of sex crimes, robbery[Read More…]

Kyle McArdle was tasered multiple times by officers before passing out.

Officers fired after taser attack

Two police officers have been fired after tasering an innocent man five times for no reason, it has been reported. Kyle McArdle, 26, was dragged from the streets and said he passed out from the excruciating pain inflicted by the 50,000-volt weapons after officer’s repeatedly tasered him. He was shot in the chest, stomach and leg at point-blank range as[Read More…]

“It’s supposed to hurt” New photo projects aims to break down taboo and shame of rape survivors through the words of their attackers

“It’s supposed to hurt” New photo projects aims to break down taboo and shame of rape survivors through the words of their attackers

It is one of the worst crimes that can be inflicted upon a human being. Rape survivors can often face a wall of silence, indifference or even blame from their loved ones and communities after suffering at the hands of a traumatic sexual assault. But Grace Brown, a 21-year-old photography student at the School for Visual Arts has embarked upon[Read More…]

Colin Farmer

No criminal charges for cop who tasered innocent blind man after mistaking his white stick for sword

A police officer who tasered a blind man after mistaking his white walking stick for a samurai sword will not face criminal charges, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has revealed. Colin Farmer was hit by a 50,000-volt taser in the street after police mistook his walking stick for a sword. Victim Colin Farmer, 63, said he was “stunned” that there[Read More…]