Post Tagged with: "police brutality"
Officers involved thought Stephon Clark's cellphone was a gun and fired 20 shots at him.
Local political leaders say they agree with two U.N. torture experts who called for a criminal inquiry into these abuses.
A bystander's cellphone video of the shooting drew national attention to the case.
Michael Slager, 36, pleaded guilty in May to a federal civil rights charge of using excessive force when he killed 50-year-old Walter Scott in 2015.
Harmon was shot in the back by a Utah police officer as he ran away; DA says it’s justified.
"Col. Kriste Etue’s actions demonstrated that she is unaware or unmoved by the sense of outrage, vulnerability and fear among minorities toward the criminal justice system,” Rep. Brenda Lawrence said.
Women account for only 13 percent of police officers across the U.S., but these six women are breaking the mold.
The player says the effectiveness of anthem protests would grow with white players’ involvement.
The president of the Missouri chapter of the NAACP spoke with DiversityInc about the organization’s next steps after issuing its first ever statewide travel advisory — and what it means.
“We all know Donald Trump could not care less about police brutality,” said The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah.
“I’m a cop. I do not agree with or condone the POTUS’ remarks on police brutality. Those that applauded and cheered should be ashamed,” tweeted Gainesville Police Department’s Ben Tobias.
New York City’s annual Pride March stayed close to its roots this year with protests against Trump and police brutality.
Florida Memorial University will present the degree to Martin’s parents “in honor of his love for planes and the steps he took during his young life toward becoming a pilot.”
“This is one of the most outrageous unprovoked assaults since Rodney King,” said John Burris, an attorney for Nandi Cain Jr.
“I thought I was going to be like the next Trayvon Martin,” Nandi Cain Jr. said after the incident. Meanwhile, the Justice Department calls for less police reform.
President-elect Donald Trump’s meeting with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr., who has said, “There is no police brutality in America,” has raised fear among many.
A surveillance video proves the Pinellas County, Florida, patrol deputy also lied in the police report.
Federal charges could still be a long time away in the Garner case.
Last October, Jason Goolsby was arrested after a white woman said he made her feel “uncomfortable.”
The panel states it is “extremely concerned about the human rights situation of African Americans.”
In incidents involving unarmed Black men, such as with Alfred Olango, police used deadly force. A Harvard report confirms Blacks are more likely to be killed by police than whites.
Video shows Crutcher had his hands up moments before he was shot by a Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer. He did not survive.
Officers who gave reports conflicting with video footage of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald are being investigated.