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Brutality

See also Cruelty, Mutilation.
Black Prince
angered by Limoges’ resistance, massacred three hundred inhabitants (1370). [Eur. Hist.: Bishop, 75]
Caracalla
Roman emperor (211–217) massacred many thousands [Rom. Hist.: EB (1963) IV, 825]
Cenci, Count
he delighted in making people suffer. [Br. Lit.: “The Cenci” in Magill I, 131–133]
Crown
a stevedore who deals with people by physical force. [Am. Lit.: Porgy, Magill I, 764–766]
Drancy
concentration camp; France’s largest Jewish deportation center. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 161]
Eichmann, Adolph
(1906–1962) Nazi SS officer; directed “Final Solution” in Europe. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 167]
Enlil
ordered wholesale destruction of humanity by flood. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh]
Gestapo
German secret police under Nazi regime. [Ger. History: RHD, 595]
Grimes, Peter
fisherman suspected of ill-treating his apprentices. [Br. Opera: Peter Grimes in Osborne Opera, 240]
Herod Antipas
presents John the Baptist’s head to Salome. [N.T.: Mark 6:17–28]
Himmler, Heinrich
(1900–1945) architect of the “Final Solution” to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Hitler, Adolf
(1889–1945) Nazi dictator; architect of “Final Solution” to exterminate Jews. [Ger. Hist.: Hitler]
Jael
drove tent-peg through skull of Sisera. [O.T.: Judges 4:19–21]
Koch, Ilse
“Bitch of Buchenwald”; had inmates skinned for lampshades (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 1280]
Kramer, Josef
“Beast of Belsen”; camp exterminator (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Shirer, 878]
Mengele, Dr. Joseph
Auschwitz concentration camp doctor; experimented on inmates (WWII). [Ger. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 83]
Nazi
Jew-baiting, murderous Aryan supremacist under Hitler. [Ger. Hist.: Shirer]
Nero
coarse, conceited, brutal emperor of Rome (37–68). [Polish Lit.: Quo Vadis, Magill I, 797–799]
Procrustes
robber; stretches or amputates limbs of victims to fit his bed. [Class. Myth.: Zimmerman, 221]
Reign of Terror
all roads led to the guillotine (1793–1794). [Fr. Hist.: EB, IX: 904]
S.S.
ruthless corps implemented Nazi atrocities. [Germ. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary]
SAVAK
Iranian secret police [Iranian History: Facts (1979), 125]
St. Evremonde, Marquis
ruthless aristocrat deliberately killed two people and ran over a child. [Br. Lit.: Dickens A Tale of Two Cities]
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A federal court in Beijing came under fire in December for dropping police brutality charges against five Chinese officers accused of killing a man in detention by using improper force.
A special investigation by India Today has unearthed brutality from inside a prison in the Kasna jail of Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh.
Displays of brutality serve to horrify Daesh opponents and deter disobedience.
They envision the film as a tool to facilitate forums with discussions on the topic of police brutality against people with disabilities.
The Ethiopian community in Israel took to the streets last Sunday to protest the brutality of the Israeli police after two Israeli policemen assaulted Ethiopian army conscript Demas Fekadeh in a seemingly unprovoked attack.
Police used water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a demonstration against police brutality targeting Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin in Jerusalem on Thursday evening, Sputnik reported.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Angelo Pinto of Justice League NYC says that the nine-day march from New York to Washington, DC organized to raise awareness about police brutality and demand legislative reform is going according to plan.
Their brutality shall not last long," Sleiman said, pinning importance on an international collective consciousness to limit and defeat such phenomena as soon as possible.
BAGHDAD / NINA / President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani considered on Tuesday the the liberation of Kobani city is not a victory for the people of Kurdistan only but for all humanity on the brutality of the terrorists.
But the majority decision he wrote in the PBA case showed a man appalled by the brutality of partial-birth abortion, in which an innocent unborn baby is induced to delivery and then killed by stabbing her in the head just as she emerges from the womb.
On Tuesday night, about 150 people gathered in the rain under the oculus of Brooklyn's Barclays Center to protest police brutality.
The brutality and violence of the story is not skimmed over--the account of the revenge the boys take on the sleeping camp is chilling but there is also an elegiac feel which reflects the original and final attainment of immortality is very satisfying.