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Four Arizona police officers put on leave after video shows man’s beating

Mesa Police
By now you have likely heard about this case involving the Mesa, Arizona Police Department. I have heard many people defending the police because the suspect didn't comply with their commands and was clearly being "a jerk". It is wise when a police officer tells you to sit down to actually sit down. It is wise when the police are engaging with you to at least act like you actually care. The suspec...
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Body Slammed Sorority Girl and the Use of Force

Body Slam
The short of the story is that this 22-year-old girl (yes girl, not woman, sorry) was at a bar with her boyfriend. There was a fight. Her boyfriend got kicked out. It sounds like she didn't quite know this and went looking for him. And tried to get over to where he was. That happened to be a location she wasn't supposed to go due to the whole fight and cops and things. According to the linked a...
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