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Lisa Mearkle

Video shows cop repeatedly shooting unarmed man in the head

 A cop who was filmed shooting an unarmed elderly man who was lying face down on the ground has been acquitted of murder. Officer Lisa Mearkle of the Hummelstown Borough Police Department in Pennsylvania was found not guilty of criminal homicide for the shooting death of 59-year-old David Kassick on February 2. She had attempted to pull Kassick over for[Read More…]

Scott Olsen

US military veteran wins millions in police brutality lawsuit

A former marine veteran in the US has won millions after suing the Oakland police force for brutality. Scott Olsen, 26 was awarded $4.5 million after sustaining injuries during the Occupy protests. During the protests he was hit on the head by a non-lethal missile fired by a police officer. Shortly afterwards, he was admitted to hospital in a critical[Read More…]