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Hillary Clinton Calls For Justice In Laquan McDonald Case

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

Hillary Clinton called Wednesday for justice in the case of Laquan McDonald, a black teenager fatally shot last year by police in Chicago, citing the...

Police Have No Idea How Laquan McDonald Footage Vanished Right After They Watched It

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics

On Tuesday evening, more than a year after Laquan McDonald's death, Chicago police released dashcam video showing officer Jason Van Dyke killing...

Police and the Court of Public Opinion

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Black Voices
Paul Schwennesen

In time, and with the right kind of evidence, perhaps the court of public opinion can be better informed before deciding its verdict.

Minneapolis Shooting Officers Identified As Protests Rage

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

Minnesota officials on Wednesday identified the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man as chanting de...

A White Girl's Take on Police Shootings

Melissa McCarty | Posted 11.17.2015 | Crime
Melissa McCarty

Fear is the primary cause of increased officer involved shootings. The growing social uprising is from mounting resentment towards law enforcement wit...

Woman Says Cops 'Murdered' Brother In Tussle After Breaking Into Home Without Warrant

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.17.2015 | Crime

The sister of a North Carolina man fatally gunned down by sheriff's deputies Sunday says her brother was "murdered," and that the deputies sho...

Protest Sparks After Black Man Shot By Police In Minneapolis

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Black Voices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota agency is investigating the shooting by a Minneapolis police officer of a black man suspected in an assault, an incid...

Shootings Involving LA Police Nearly Doubled This Year

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shootings involving Los Angeles Police Department officers have doubled this year, a statistic that the new head of the agen...

No Federal Charges For Former Cop Who Killed Man With Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former Milwaukee police officer who was fired after he shot and killed a black man with mental illness will not face federal civil rig...

Police Kill Hammer-Wielding Man Who Allegedly Attacked Family

AP | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 11.06.2015 | Crime

LAKESHIRE, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of attacking his sister and nephew with a claw hammer in St. Louis County is dead after he charged at res...

Illinois Cop's Death Will Be Declared A Suicide: Officials

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 11.03.2015 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities will announce that a northern Illinois police officer whose shooting death led to a massive manhunt in September com...

Medical Examiner Releases Amonderez Green Autopsy

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.02.2015 | Black Voices

NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County medical examiner has said an 18-year-old who exchanged fire with an officer died from a self-inflicted ...

Grand Jury Recommends No Charges Against Atlanta Cop In Killing

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.30.2015 | Crime

A grand jury recommended clearing one Atlanta-area cop in the fatal shooting of a man seeking help, but couldn't reach an agreement about another pol...

More Cops Have Been Charged For Shootings This Year, But There's Much More Work To Be Done

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

It's been almost a year since a St. Louis County prosecutor cleared Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. We'...

A War Up in Spanish Harlem

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.22.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

There is no love lost between some communities in New York and the NYPD. There won't be a tremendous amount tears shed or moments of silence. Some will ask where this outpouring of grief from authorities was when cops had been the perpetrators and not the victims of violence.

No Justice for Tamir Rice

Tio Hardiman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics
Tio Hardiman

There appears to be no justice for Tamir Rice considering the recent finding by the courts in Columbus, Ohio. This decision represents a big slap in the face for the Rice Family since the killing was captured on video.

Why Did A Cop Shoot Robert Chambers In The Head?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.18.2015 | Crime

It felt about as cold as it can get in Warner Robins, Georgia, in the early morning hours of Jan. 24, 2011. Robert Chambers, 19, saw h...

South Carolina City To Pay $6.5 Million Settlement For Fatally Shooting Walter Scott

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 10.09.2015 | Black Voices

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'Execution' Of Mohamed Bah By NYPD Covered Up, Say Family's Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Lawyers for the family of a man who died at the hands of New York City police officers say they have uncovered new evidence that his death...

FBI Director Says He Can't Force Police To Provide Shooting Data

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he doesn't have the power to force law enforcement agencies across the country to report inf...

NYPD Says It Will Track Use Of Force, Actually Start Disciplining Cops

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has announced sweeping new reforms to how the NYPD tracks its officers' use of forc...

Graphic Video Shows Delaware Cops Fatally Shooting Man In Wheelchair

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

A graphic cell phone video purportedly shows police in Wilmington, Delaware, fatally shooting a 28-year-old disabled man in a wheelchair, whom police...

Police Who Shot And Killed Farmworker Antonio Zambrano-Montes Cleared Of Wrongdoing

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.23.2015 | Politics

Three Washington officers who shot and killed a Mexican farmworker last February "did not violate Department policies and procedures," an internal in...

The Ones We Have Been Waiting for

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Significant change will only occur when millions of people, locally in their respective communities, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, county by county and state by state, organize and collectively say: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH -- end gun violence!

Deputies Shoot Man Recording His Neighbor's Arrest

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.15.2015 | Crime

California deputies responding to a call about a man with a gun last week say they mistook a neighbor's cell phone for a firearm and shot him in the l...