Post Tagged with: "police brutality"


Unarmed Black Man Fatally Shot by Police in His Backyard

Unarmed Black Man Fatally Shot by Police in His Backyard

Officers involved thought Stephon Clark's cellphone was a gun and fired 20 shots at him.

Ohio Politicians Call for Inquiry into Jail Stun-gun Abuses

Ohio Politicians Call for Inquiry into Jail Stun-gun Abuses

Local political leaders say they agree with two U.N. torture experts who called for a criminal inquiry into these abuses.

Ex-Police Officer Shot Walter Scott After Struggle: Defense

Ex-South Carolina Cop Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Walter Scott’s Death

A bystander's cellphone video of the shooting drew national attention to the case.

Judge to Weigh Sentence for Former Cop who Killed Walter Scott

Judge to Weigh Sentence for Former Cop who Killed Walter Scott

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.

Footage of Patrick Harmon’s Shooting Shows Why NFL Players Take a Knee

Footage of Patrick Harmon’s Shooting Shows Why NFL Players Take a Knee

Harmon was shot in the back by a Utah police officer as he ran away; DA says it’s justified.

Police Director Calls Kneeling NFL Players ‘Anti-American Degenerates’ on Facebook, Keeps Job

Police Director Calls Kneeling NFL Players ‘Anti-American Degenerates’ on Facebook, Keeps Job

"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.

How These Six Black Female Police Chiefs Broke the Glass Ceiling in North Carolina

Women account for only 13 percent of police officers across the U.S., but these six women are breaking the mold.

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Urges White Players to Join Anthem Protest for Effective Change

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett Urges White Players to Join Anthem Protest for Effective Change

The player says the effectiveness of anthem protests would grow with white players’ involvement.

Senate Bill 43 Has Been Signed, NAACP’s Missouri Travel Warning in Motion: Now What?

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.

Dear Trump: Police Brutality Is Not a Joke

Dear Trump: Police Brutality Is Not a Joke

“We all know Donald Trump could not care less about police brutality,” said The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah.

Trump’s Pro-Police Brutality Speech Slammed

Trump’s Pro-Police Brutality Speech Slammed

“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.

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NYC Pride Gets Political

New York City’s annual Pride March stayed close to its roots this year with protests against Trump and police brutality.

Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Revisions Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

Trayvon Martin to Receive Posthumous Aviation Degree

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.”

Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video, Nandi Cain

‘Walking While Black’: Man Beaten by Cop Abused in Jail, Lawsuit States

“This is one of the most outrageous unprovoked assaults since Rodney King,” said John Burris, an attorney for Nandi Cain Jr.

Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video, Nandi Cain

Police Officer Slams, Beats Black Man for ‘Jaywalking’: Video

“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.

Sheriff Who Called BLM Protesters ‘Sub-Human Creeps’ Eyed to Head Homeland Security

Sheriff Who Called BLM Protesters ‘Sub-Human Creeps’ Eyed to Head Homeland Security

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.

Deputy Fired for Using Excessive Force on Black Woman at Traffic Stop

Deputy Fired for Using Excessive Force on Black Woman at Traffic Stop

A surveillance video proves the Pinellas County, Florida, patrol deputy also lied in the police report.

Justice Department Replaces Team Investigating Eric Garner Death

Justice Department Replaces Team Investigating Eric Garner Death

Federal charges could still be a long time away in the Garner case.

Black Student Forcibly Detained by D.C. Police Sues for $11 Million

Black Student Forcibly Detained by D.C. Police Sues for $11 Million

Last October, Jason Goolsby was arrested after a white woman said he made her feel “uncomfortable.”

U.N. Panel: Blacks Reparations

U.N. Panel: Blacks in the U.S. Should Receive Reparations for ‘Racial Terrorism’

The panel states it is “extremely concerned about the human rights situation of African Americans.”

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Why is the First Choice Deadly Force?

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.

Terence Crutcher: Unarmed Black Man with Hands Up Shot by Police

Video shows Crutcher had his hands up moments before he was shot by a Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer. He did not survive.

Chicago Releases Graphic Video of White Cop Shooting Black Teen 16 Times

Grand Jury to Probe Possible Police Cover-up in Chicago Teen’s Death

Officers who gave reports conflicting with video footage of the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald are being investigated.

Cops Shoot, Kill Black Man Eating in His Backyard

Cops Shoot, Kill Black Man Holding ‘Rusty’ Pocket Knife Eating in His Backyard

Family of the South Florida man who was killed said police used excessive force.