Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams cleared Lt. Brian Rice of all charges against him in the Freddie Gray case Monday, including the charge of involuntary manslaughter after failing to secure Freddie Gray in the back a police van, which led to severe spinal cord injuries and ultimately, Gray’s death.
On Thursday, President Obama hosted a Town Hall meeting on race relations in Washington D.C. that aired on ABC, with guests affected by police violence in the United States. That included police officers and the families of Alton Sterling and Eric Garner. Garner’s daughter, Erica, was not happy with how it went.
Philando Castile was shot to death by St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6, 2016. He was 32 years old. Castile’s funeral took place today in St. Paul.
As high up as he is, Jay Z seems to feel just as disoriented as the rest of us, with a similar sense of restlessness, so in the middle of the night he released the song “Spiritual” on Tidal. It was recorded years ago, though it could’ve been made any day in the past few years on which a fatal police shooting occurred.
In the days after Baton Rouge police officers shot and killed 37-year-old Alton Sterling, a black female officer from Cleveland felt compelled to address the murder on a public platform. In a Facebook Live video, Nakia Jones sounds off on other cops who, she says, live with a “God complex.”
In a furious, well-stated argument about the blue code of silence, Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg went completely off on an officer who called into today’s Ebro In The Morning radio show to talk about the death of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man shot and killed by police in Louisiana.
In a week of terrible news, why not this? A little over a year after McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt brandished his gun at a group of unarmed black teenagers at a pool party and threw a 15-year-old bikini-clad girl onto the concrete ground, a Texas grand jury has declined to charge him.
The jurors behind the Daniel Holtzclaw trial are speaking out about their decision to convict the former police officer to 263 years in prison for sexually assaulting eight women.
Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was federally indicted today on charges of a civil rights violation. Last April, Slager shot unarmed 50-year old Walter Scott in the back eight times after he fled a traffic stop.
Earlier this month, the Washington Post was awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for its project on police violence, “Fatal Force.” The Pulitzer Prize Board singled out the paper “For its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot…
The family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland, OH police officer in 2014, will receive $6 million from the city of Cleveland in a settlement, the New York Times reports. Under the terms of the settlement, which is still pending approval from a probate court, the city does not…
San Antonio school district police officer Joshua Kehm, who was shown in a video last week slamming a 12-year-old female student to the ground, has been fired.
A San Antonio school district police officer has been placed on paid leave following a video depicting him slamming a middle school student to the ground face-first, CBS reports.
Over a week ago, five of Daniel Holtzclaw’s victims filed suit against Oklahoma City and its police department alleging that the police department allowed Holtzclaw to continue active duty work after a sexual assault complaint was lodged. According to The Guardian, the lawsuit counters the narrative presented at…
In Chicago, civil rights lawyers have called for Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s replacement in the case of Laquan McDonald’s fatal shooting by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. Of course, Alvarez doesn’t think she should be replaced, despite taking a year to charge Van Dyke.
In Brooklyn, a jury has begun deliberation in the trial of police officer Peter Liang, who fatally shot unarmed Akai Gurley in a housing project stairwell in 2014.
When Beyoncé and her dancers appeared on the field last night, it was clear that the superstar’s performance carried a political message – from the lyrics of her new single “Formation” to her dancers’ costumes, described as an “homage to the Black Panther Party.” And at the request of Black Lives Matter activists, a…
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