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Cop Killings

13 Painful Facts About Alton Sterling's Life (And Death)

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.07.2016 | Black Voices

A black man lost his life in a police killing on Tuesday. His name was Alton Sterling. Sterling, 37, was shot multiple times in the chest and back by...

Tensions Endure One Year After Walter Scott Killed By South Carolina Cop

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.06.2016 | Black Voices

The South Carolina city where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black man one year ago still simmers with racial tension as black residents ...

Austin Police Officer Fired Over Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed, Naked Teen

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.24.2016 | Black Voices

Austin police permanently suspended a police officer on Monday for violating department policy regarding the use of deadly force when he fatally shot ...

Chris Christie Doesn't Think Highly Of Black Lives Matter

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

In a broadside that was inflammatory but complicated by stats, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) accused President Barack Obama of encouraging lawles...

Cop Killings Are Way Down During Obama Presidency

Tom Mullen | Posted 09.01.2016 | Politics
Tom Mullen

In the seventh year of Bush's presidency, there were 77 cop killings, by our definition. So far this year, Obama's seventh in office, there have been 35. Statistically speaking, we're on pace for a total of 52 in 2015, which would be the lowest total in this century.

Video Appears To Show Man With Hands Up Gunned Down By Texas Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.02.2015 | Crime

An investigation is underway into the death of a man last week who appeared to raise his hands just before two Texas sheriff's deputies fatally shot h...

No Retrial For White Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Man Jonathan Ferrell

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won't retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black...

Cop In Jonathan Ferrell Shooting: 'I Thought I Was Going To Die'

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.10.2017 | Black Voices

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) ― A white police officer testified Thursday that he repeatedly fired his gun at an unarmed black man because the man kept charg...