The Associated PressMay 1, 2018
The jury recommends a sentence of 10 years, with the option of suspending some time, and a $20,000 fine for an Arkansas man who severely beat an African-American during a white nationalist rally in 2017. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigMay 16, 2013
After allegedly beating 33-year-old David Sal Silva to death last week, Kern County, Calif., officers reportedly confiscated cellphones from multiple witnesses containing videos of the incident. One piece of footage they apparently weren't able to take away, however, is a grainy black and white surveillance video that shows parts of the encounter. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 24, 2012
In May 2010, Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, a 32-year-old Mexican immigrant, was handcuffed, hogtied, kicked, beaten and tased five times before he died in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol officers, who justified their actions by claiming he resisted arrest. New eyewitness video says otherwise. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigMar 21, 2012
Occupiers are accusing New York police officers of beating and neglecting a woman who had a seizure after being handcuffed during the breakup of the movement’s six-month anniversary party in Zuccotti Park on Saturday night. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 17, 2008
Muntadar al-Zaidi's shoe-throwing made him a hero in the Arab world, but his fate is uncertain. The reporter remains in custody, where, his brother says, he has been beaten and suffers from broken bones and internal bleeding. A Saudi man, meanwhile, has reportedly offered $10 million for the shoes that nearly struck President Bush. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigDec 29, 2006
Martin Lee Anderson, 14, died a day after he was beaten and dragged by nine guards while in the custody of a juvenile boot camp in Florida The medical examiner initially ruled that Martin died of natural causes, but (h/t: Largest Minority). Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJun 19, 2006
In a new book, a medical ethicist has compiled a list of interrogation techniques documented at US detention centers in Guantanamo and Afghanistan They include: external electric shocks; beating; punching with fists; use of truncheons; stretching or suspension (to tear ligaments or muscles to cause asphyxia)
UPDATE: An L Times reporter writes that the barring of U reporters from Gitmo "make[s] us all the more determined to question, probe and illuminate the actions of our government being waged in the country's name"
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Staff / TruthdigFeb 13, 2006
The News of the World (UK) publishes images and releases a video of a squadron of English soldiers savagely beating a group of rioting Iraqi teenagers in 2004 | story or watch videoUPDATE: British authorities have arrested a serving soldier in connection with the incident | story. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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