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Black Lives Matter...Too Much for Polite Town Hall Meetings

Angela James | Posted 10.30.2015 | Black Voices
Angela James

My message to Los Angeles clergy and 'leaders' in their condemnation of 'Black Lives Matter,' is that they are on the wrong side of history and are virtually proclaiming their own irrelevance to the cause of social justice. It is all of our duty to struggle for righteousness and against injustice.

Los Angeles Mayor Meets With Black Lives Matter Activists

Reuters | Phoneix Tso | Posted 07.13.2015 | Black Voices

Activists with the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday called on the Los Angeles mayor to fire the city's police chief over his handling of the sh...

LA Police Chief Must Answer Questions About Disputed Shooting

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 07.06.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief must answer questions about a high-profile officer-involved shooting of a black man last year, a fed...

Matt Ferner

LAPD Officer Involved In Ezell Ford Shooting Found To Have Acted 'Out Of Policy' | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department ruled Tuesday that one of the officers involved in the fatal shootin...

Matt Ferner

Ezell Ford Protesters Gather Outside LA Mayor's Home, Call For Firing Of LAPD Chief | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- A group of demonstrators gathered outside of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's home on Monday, calling for the mayor to immediately fir...

Report: LAPD Clears Officers In Fatal Shooting Of Ezell Ford

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2015 | Crime

(Recasts, adds details on the department's oversight commission) By Daina Beth Solomon LOS ANGELES, June 5 (Reuters) - ...

Report: Officers Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Ezell Ford

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.05.2015 | Crime

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck and the Police Department's independent watchdog have determined that two officers were justified in fatally sho...

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.

Retired Police Officers Applaud Arrest in SC Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Cheryl Dorsey | Posted 06.10.2015 | Black Voices
Cheryl Dorsey

Now that South Carolina has taken this very important first step in arresting and charging Slager with murder, the NCLEO4J along with the Scott family and an outraged community demand justice and accountability.

The Death of Anthony Hill: Something Is Rotten in the State of America

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.11.2015 | Black Voices
Robert David Jaffee

There have been too many funerals of late, too many funerals for people of color and people with mental illness.

Ezell Ford's Parents Sue Again, This Time Charging Racism

Reuters | Dan Whitcomb | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

The parents of an unarmed black man shot to death by two Los Angeles police officers have filed a second lawsuit against the police department and cit...

Retired Police Officers Meet Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Discussion on Building Trust, Reform and Accountability

Cheryl Dorsey | Posted 04.30.2015 | Black Voices
Cheryl Dorsey

A multi-cultural group of retired and former police officers met with Rep. Jackson Lee of Texas to share and discuss their varied personal experiences with regard to institutionalized racism and the unnecessary state-sponsored murders of all Americans.

Ezell Ford: Remembering His Life Beyond The Moment of His Death

Julie Bergman Sender | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices
Julie Bergman Sender

Ezell did not have an easy road. He did not deserve to die. It's that simple. We have to be willing to re-pave the road that he tried to navigate.

LAPD Officer Who Killed Ezell Ford Had Arrested Him 6 Years Before

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2015 | Crime

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles police officer involved in a high-profile shooting death of an unarm...

Police Chief Tries To Mend Fences After Killing Of Unarmed Man

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2015 | Crime

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES - Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Los Angeles police chief met on Friday with African-American activists as he s...

2 Men Open Fire On Los Angeles Police Patrol Car

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 02.28.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two men opened fire on a police car patrolling a tough part of Los Angeles, but the two officers inside were not injured and one ...

Matt Ferner

Ezell Ford Autopsy Shows He Was Shot Three Times, Once In The Back | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.30.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- The official autopsy report for Ezell Ford, an unarmed, mentally ill black man shot to death by Los Angeles police in August, was relea...

Matt Ferner

Los Angeles Police Will Get Body Cameras | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- Every Los Angeles police officer will soon be equipped with a body camera, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. Garcetti said at a...

The Ezell Ford Autopsy Report Casts Another Glare on the Autopsy Debate

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.13.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It makes little difference how erroneous or flawed an autopsy is the likelihood that it will be questioned is slim precisely because is viewed as an incontrovertible scientific medical examination. It ignores the fact that in many cases a pathologist's determination as to how a person died is simply an opinion.

Matt Ferner

Protesters March Against Police Shootings, Demand Justice For Ezell Ford | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- A group of protesters gathered in front of Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division on Monday and marched to the neighborhood in...

Matt Ferner

LA Mayor Orders Cops To Release Ezell Ford Autopsy | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday ordered the police department to release an autopsy report on Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill man s...

Black University Student Leaders Push New Effort For Racial Equality

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 02.02.2015 | Black Voices

The explosive wave of reactions to the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri hasn’t lost its momentum just yet. Blac...

Matt Ferner

Ezell Ford Wrongful Death Lawsuit Seeks $75 Million | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The family of Ezell Ford will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday, just over a month a...

Matt Ferner

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person A Week | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Since 2000, nearly 600 people, many of them young black and Latino men, have been killed by Los Angeles law enforcement officers. That's according to ...

Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force For Michael Brown

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 09.04.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death...