Tag Archives: police

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A disturbing development.

NBC News reports:

“A police officer in McKinney, Texas, has been placed on administrative leave after a video surfaced showing him wrestling a bikini-clad 14-year-old girl to the ground and aggressively confronting other teens at a pool party, police said Sunday.”

In another part of the video, the officer pulls his gun on a group of teenagers.”

“Brandon Brooks, who shot the video on his phone, said he found out about the pool party on Twitter. He was leaving the pool with his friend when he heard of a fight outside. Brooks said that the fight was over when cops arrived but that they started chasing people and throwing them on the ground.”

McKinney, Texas, Officer on Leave After Wild Pool Party Video Surfaces (NBC News)

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Robert Longo’s Untitled (Ferguson Police August 13, 2014) is a 10-ft wide charcoal drawing of a line of faceless cops, clad and helmeted in black, silhouetted against searchlights in a swirl of illuminated smoke. This is a brilliantly powerful drawing, based on photographs taken on the angry streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot dead by a police officer there on 9 August.

Larger image.

Why a charcoal of police in Ferguson is the most important artwork of 2014 (Jonathan Jones, The Guardian)


As far back as he could remember, Ira always wanted to be a Garda.

The pilot episode of a new comedy by ‘writer, director, producer, animator, musician and gobshite’ Ian Lawton.

(Thanks Anthony et al)