Police across France threw away their handcuffs on Thursday and Friday to protest a new ban on chokeholds and neck restraint. In Rennes, police locked their cuffs to the fence outside the prefecture. On Monday, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced the chokehold will no longer be taught in police and […]
On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and representatives of California Legislature’s Black and Latino causes called for a ban on a neck hold used by police. The carotid neck hold – also known as the “blood choke” or “sleeper hold” – is meant to use an arm to constrain the […]
The New York City Council, the city’s legislative body, will soon vote on legislation that would criminalise the use of a chokehold by NYPD officers during an arrest, NY1 reported. Sources told the network that City Council Speaker Corey Johnson will hold a vote on the proposal at the next […]
The NYPD filed departmental charges against officer Daniel Pantaleo, local media outlets reported Saturday. A case against his supervising NYPD sergeant, Sgt Kizzy Adonis, is still pending. The charges come four years after 43-year-old Garner’s July 2014 death, which sparked protests about police treatment of black people. The New York […]
UFC superstar Paige VanZant appears to have choked out a US soldier on Wednesday – but it was all in good fun. VanZant, 24, was showing a crowd of soldiers at a USO event how to perform a rear naked chokehold before the soldier passed out and went limp, a […]
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