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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges came under seriously ridiculous racially-charged scrutiny this week when local police chastised her for making this gesture with a young man involved with a Twin Cities charity. As you can see in this video, the hand sign was clearly the result of an awkward "how do I pose" sort of moment. Local TV station KSPT had another story: That the mayor was intentionally making a "gang sign" with the volunteer, a former felon.



The other twist in the story? Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau was just off camera during that entire photo shoot, on the far left here:



Something seems fishy here, beyond mere ignorance and hasty sensationalized news reporting. The best response so far has come from the mayor's husband, Greg Cunningham:



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Shaquille O'Neal, who has previously been a Miami Beach reserve officer and a part-time Golden Beach officer, has applied to be a reserve officer in Doral, Florida.

(h/t NBC Washington)

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Warning: Some adult language.

A nice change from the normal cop videos.

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The NYPD Found Out the Hard Way How Not to Make a Twitter Hashtag

New York's police department had a perfectly fine idea: Connect with the citizens using the hashtag #myNYPD to let the beautiful people of New York share their experience with police officers. Well, it would have been perfectly fine if they had predicted the internet doing what the internet does and hijacking the hashtag to talk about questionable police practices.

Here's what the people had to say, courtesy of Know Your Meme.

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Jared Gurman, a diehard fan of AMC's hit zombie drama series Walking Dead from Long Island, NY, made the headlines this week after reportedly shooting his girlfriend in the back with a .22 caliber rifle during a heated argument over the plausibility of the show's premise happening in real life. For more details on the story, head over to NBC New York.

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Someone in Holdrege, NE didn't plan on getting that high in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. The article was found in the Holdrege Daily Citizen.

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A tourist's snapshot of a New York City cop helping out a homeless man has gone viral, making the 25 year old NYPD officer Lawrence DePrimo an Internet hero. The photo, which shows DePrimo handing over a pair of boots to a barefoot man, was taken by Jennifer Foster, a visitor from Arizona who happened to be walking by the scene and noticed the random act of kindness, and posted to the Facebook page of NYPD on late Tuesday. In the past 72 hours, the image has gained more than 525,000 likes and 40,000 comments. For the interview footage with both DePrimo and Foster, head over to NBC Today.

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Several attendees at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade allegedly found shredded confetti strips made from confidential documents belonging to New York City's Nassau County Police Department, according to the local TV station WPIX. Ethan Finklestein, a Tuft University freshman and one of the several parade-goers who noticed, says that he found legible imprints of phone numbers, addresses, social security numbers and police incident reports on the confetti strips, including an arrest log that read "At 4:30 A.M. a pipe bomb was thrown at a house in the Kings Grant' area." The Nassau County officials told the station that they will be launching an investigation and reviewing the department's procedures for the disposal of sensitive documents.

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British Police are trying to identify a man responsible for knocking a 16-year-old girl unconscious around 12:36 PM (GMT) last week on High Street in Plaistow, London (as seen in the CCTV footage). Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Newham Violent Crime Unit (020-8217-5890) or Crimestoppers (0800-555-111) with the reference number S/194/12.


Editor's Note: This video contains violent footage that may not be suitable for minors.

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By far the most impressive stop-motion high-speed pursuit you'll see all day.