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The Abner Louima Case, 10 Years Later

This banned cover from The New Yorker is by Harry Bliss. It explores the fallout after Haitian immigrant Abner Louima was attacked and raped by white police officers in 1997. The case became a national symbol of police brutality and fed perceptions that New York City police officers were harassing or abusing young black men.

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T H E _ C O L L E C T O R

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If people deserve to die for stealing cigarettes, what's the penalty for stealing land and selling people?. I'm curious. Police violence

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Amadou Diallo (1975 - 1999) West African immigrant to New York City who was shot dead by police when they mistook his wallet for a gun and fired at him 41 times (he was unarmed - and innocent)

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OBAMA FLOODING MORE U.S. CITIES WITH MUSLIM MIGRANTS The death of American culture?

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Beautiful image taken during an RCMP Musical Ride performance. The Musical Ride was first performed in 1887 and now it is one of the best-known Canadian symbols worldwide.

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Abner Louima, Haitian immigrant. Assaulted by NYPD, his case became a symbol of police brutality, capturing national attention. After he was beaten with fists, nightsticks & police radios, officer Justin Volpe kicked & squeezed his testicles, sodomized him with a broken broomstick & shoved it into his mouth, breaking his teeth. Volpe then walked through the precinct with the bloody, excrement-stained stick. Louima received severe damage to his colon & bladder; Volpe received 30 years in…

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This is a May 26, 1939 children's identification card issued by the German police to Inge Engelhard in lieu of a passport when she traveled to England on a Kindertransport, stamped by immigration authorities in Harwich. She has been given the middle name of "Sara" obligatory to all Jewish females under the German Nuremberg laws, and she was declared stateless.

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A police officer poses with opium pipes, opium lamps, and other paraphernalia confiscated at opium den raids in San Francisco

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