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Former Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Sentenced To Four Years For Manslaughter

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Crime

By Lenzy Krehbiel-Burton TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) - A former Oklahoma reserve deputy convicted in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man being subdued by ...

Oklahoma Deputy Who Killed Eric Harris Found Guilty Of Manslaughter

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.29.2016 | Black Voices

The Oklahoma volunteer reserve deputy who fatally shot an unarmed suspect being subdued by regular deputies last year was found guilty of manslaughter...

Sheriff Indicted After Investigation Into Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics

A grand jury has indicted a Tulsa County, Oklahoma, sheriff whose office came under intense national scrutiny following the fatal shooting of an unarm...

Believers, Rampages and the Church in Charleston

Jim Diamond | Posted 07.18.2016 | Crime
Jim Diamond

It happened in a church this time, a "House of God." It didn't happen in a school, or a workplace like the unbridled carnage of rampages which occur w...

'Sir, Are You Injured Anywhere?' vs. 'F*ck Your Breath' -- Only One Kind of Approach Provokes Riots

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.04.2016 | Black Voices
Ian Reifowitz

'Why?' It's the most useful one word sentence in the English language. It's how we begin the search for causes, for understanding, for truth. We have to figure out why something happened before we can figure out how to make change going forward.

Tulsa Undersheriff Resigns Amid Allegations He Falsified Training Records Of Eric Harris' Killer

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.27.2015 | Crime

Tulsa Country Undersheriff Tim Albin has resigned after documents revealed he unfairly promoted Robert Bates, the volunteer reserve deputy who mistake...

Contempt of Cop & Deadly Force

Cheryl Dorsey | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Cheryl Dorsey

Bad police tactics can lead to bad shootings. Poor planing and a lack of communication between partner officers can lead to excessive force or even deadly force. An inability to empathize and relate to the community served can also lead to devaluation of a human life.

New Allegations Surface Against Reserve Deputy Who Fatally Shot Black Man

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

CBS News has found new reasons to doubt the qualifications of a Tulsa reserve deputy who fatally shot a weapons suspect when he mistook his service gu...

Authorities Accused Of 'Character Assassination' In Case Of Volunteer Deputy

Posted 04.22.2015 | Crime

JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A civil rights group says the release of video showing an undercover agent allegedly b...

Silence on Black Female Victims Weakens Fight Against Police Brutality

Kali Nicole Gross | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Kali Nicole Gross

No one can deny black men's vulnerability in this society and the recent killings of Walter Scott and Eric Harris are painful reminders, but the fact is black women suffer the same injustices. Silence in mainstream and black America is the only reason why it isn't widely acknowledged.

Training Records Released For Tulsa Reserve Deputy Who Shot Unarmed Man

Associated Press | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS | Posted 04.20.2015 | Crime

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Defense attorneys released some of the training records Saturday for a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy charged with mansl...

'Buy-a-Badge' Programs Are a Recipe for Disaster, and Eric Harris Paid the Price

Ryan Kiesel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime
Ryan Kiesel

Citizens deserve police departments in which high-risk frontline positions are staffed by professionals who are held accountable to the public, not a sheriff's personal friends playing cop.

America, It's Been a Privilege

Will Bunch | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Will Bunch

You really can buy anything in America in 2015 -- even things you would never guess in a million years that someone wanted to buy. Who knew, before this weekend, that if you donate enough money, you can even become a quasi-cop and go chasing down criminals and assorted poor people in your spare time? Is this an exceptional country or what?

Recent Slayings of Unarmed Black Men Showcase Culture of Police Violence

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Dennis D. Parker

How long can we expect to see new reports and videos of unarmed black men being shot by police in incidents all across the country? Aspects of two of the most recent shootings in Tulsa, Okla. and North Charleston, S.C., suggest some answers to the question, and the answers do not bode well.

How Extensively Are 'Pay To Play Cops' Trained?

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier this month, shocking video footage out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, revealed that 73-year-old reserve deputy volunteer Robert Bates accidentally shot 4...

Jesse Williams Calls Out 'Justify-Anything' Americans Who Excuse Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.20.2015 | Black Voices

In recent years, actor Jesse Williams has been vocal about expressing his frustration surrounding police misconduct and the "criminalization of the bl...

Video Released Of Deputy Accidentally Shooting Suspect He Meant To Taser

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Crime

Tulsa police released a video on Friday of a sheriff's deputy fatally shooting a suspect he says he meant to taser. Reserve Deputy Robert Bates, 7...

Deputy Accidentally Shoots Suspect With Gun Instead of Taser, Sheriff Says

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.03.2015 | Crime

A sheriff's deputy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, unintentionally killed a suspected black market gun dealer, shooting him with a pistol when the officer meant t...

Asking to Be Seen: An Actor Takes on the Role of Eric Harris in the World Premier Play, The Erlkings

Em Grosland | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Em Grosland

I was there in my best teenage boy attire: Baggy jeans, chest binder, crew neck T-shirt, chucks, and no makeup. I knew that I still didn't pass completely from across an audition room, but I walked up to the table, and flashed my equity card.

Female High School Student Allegedly Wanted To 'Flood The Halls With Corpses'

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

Police in Pennsylvania say they have arrested a 17-year-old girl who had a "fascination" with school shootings and wrote about her desire to "flood th...

Matt Ferner

'It's Just Like In A Horror Movie'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.13.2013 | Denver

In March, The Huffington Post began talking to teens and adults throughout the U.S. about their experiences with gun violence. This is one individual'...

WATCH: Columbine Survivor Visits Scene Of Massacre

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 04.10.2013 | Denver

On April 20, 1999, fourteen years ago this month, seniors Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, set off bombs and shot off guns in what became one o...

I'm With Stupid: A Heartfelt Request of America's Media Outlets

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.20.2013 | Media
Todd Hartley

I don't know about you, but as sick as I felt last weekend, I get every bit as ill all over again each time I see a picture of that freaking asshole who decided that since his life sucked, it gave him the right to shoot a bunch of innocent kids.

A Look At Gun Violence And Gun Control In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.17.2012 | Denver

Last Friday's horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. has reignited the gun control debate once again and some high-profil...

Mother Of Columbine HS Shooter Prayed For Her Son's Suicide

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The mother of Columbine shooter Dylan Klebold prayed for him to commit suicide when she wa...