Tag Archives: police brutality

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[WATCH] Family Settles $5.3 Million Lawsuit in Fatal Shooting Involving Police Officer

Unarmed black man killed during traffic stop; compensation includes college tuition for his children

The family of deceased Samuel DuBose has settled its lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati…

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Timothy Loehmann, the cop who shot Tamir Rice

The Man Who Killed Tamir Rice

The signs were there, but no one was paying attention

In five short months, Loehmann was deemed “emotionally unstable” and unfit for service as a…

By Hailey Wallace

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Cops Who Shot 12-yr-old Tamir Rice Won’t Face Charges

Prosecutor Tim McGinty says evidence didn't indicate criminal conduct

An Ohio grand jury decided not to indict Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback after…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Laquan McDonald and What My Dying Father Told Me About the Chicago Police

The tragedy of the blue wall of silence

My daddy was born and raised near Money, Mississippi, and was a teenager himself in…

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Former Police Officer Sentenced to Over 260 Years For Raping Black Women

Daniel Holtzclaw found guilty on 18 out of 36 counts of sexual battery, rape and other offenses

A jury found former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty Thursday of some of…

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Black Activists Demand Chicago Mayor and Police Superintendent Removal

The shutdown of stores along Magnificent Mile cost businesses post-holiday sales

Activists point to actions of the Chicago police and mayor, alleging that there has been…

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Legal Equalizer App May Save Your Life When Pulled Over

Sandra Bland's death inspired the creation of a potentially life saving app

Legal Equalizer uses location services and integrates with a mobile device’s address book. Users can…

By Samara Lynn

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Brutalizing Black Students is Business as Usual

Cell phone video captures criminal treatment

A teenage girl is slammed to the floor by a sheriff’s deputy. The incident, which…

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[Video] James Blake: Slam Caught on Cam

What can happen when you're standing while black

Former tennis pro James Blake, who had an altercation with rogue police standing outside a…

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[REPORT] Majority of African Americans Experience Unfair Police Treatment

Eighty-one percent of black respondents said law enforcement uses deadly force too quickly

According to new research, three out of five African-Americans in the U.S. experience unfair police…

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Christian Taylor, left, was fatally shot by Officer Miller Friday, Aug. 7. (Image: File)

Texas Police Officer Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen Fired

Brad Miller put himself and other officers in danger in pursuit of Christian Taylor, officials say

Brad Miller made mistakes that, the city’s police chief reported, caused a deadly confrontation with…

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Chastity Dotson, actress and app developer

BET ‘Single Ladies’ Star Builds Community Watch App in Wake of Police Violence

Chastity Dotson turns her acting talent toward technology in an effort to change the world

With Zafa, when a user presses a button in the app, three things happen; 1)…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Sandra Bland’s Family Suing Texas State Trooper and Law Enforcement Officials

Seeking answers after death cited as suicide, case set for civil litigation

Sandra Bland’s family seeks more answers after her death while in police custody July 13,…

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Attorney General Lynch Speaks on Sandra Bland’s Death and Calls for Re-Evaluation of Police Tactics

Lynch says Bland's death highlights the frustration minorities feel when stopped by police

Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about Sandra Bland’s death and how it highlights the black…

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Actor Jesse Williams Sums Up His Thoughts on Sandra Bland and Racism in America in 24 Epic Tweets

Actor speaks out against America's ongoing relationship with racism and injustice

Following the suspicious death of Sandra Bland, actor Jesse Williams sums up his thoughts on…

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Former Baltimore Police Officer Alleges Department Corruption

Michael Woods takes to social media alleging BPD corruption.

“It wasn’t until I got out of the police department and saw things from a…

By Michael Tolbert

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Ex-Officer Michael Slager Indicted in Death of Walter Scott

A grand jury has decided to indict officer on murder charges for the death of the young man

The incident followed a series of other incidents between police officers and the often fatal…

By Michael Tolbert

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The Weekend Update: June 8th

Texas police arrive at a teenage pool party, making headlines

McKinney Mayor Brian Loughmiller says, “Having seen the YouTube video, I am disturbed and concerned…

By Michael Tolbert

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[VIDEO] The Weekend Update: May 18th

In case you missed it, here's some of the big news that happened this weekend

Barack takes on police militarization, unfolding drama in the NBA & WNBA, and Janet Jackson…

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At National Police Week, Police Are Forced To Reflect On Social Climate

Officers give their take on the current social climate, in advance of Peace Officers Memorial Day

“I’ve gotta tell you — the current situation is about as bad as I’ve seen…”…

By Michael Tolbert

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