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What Sucked Me Into the Great LA Car Chase

Terry K Carr | Posted 05.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Terry K Carr

Since the financial meltdown I've had to re-invent how I earn and have created work I can do at home. Being my own boss, I give myself breaks when I need to. Sometimes I'll turn on the TV, but not before five PM: A necessary rule as I have a long history of avoiding unpleasantness, which often means resting before I'm tired.

Time to Kill the Term "Officer-Involved Shooting"

Craig Martin | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media
Craig Martin

This term serves to utterly obscure the role of the police officer, his or centrality to the incident, and indeed who is doing the shooting at all.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Off-Duty Detroit Cop Shoots 2 After Parking Lot Argument At Kevin Hart Show | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Crime

An off-duty Detroit police officer shot and injured a man and a woman during an argument related to a parking space at comedian Kevin Hart’s Saturda...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Attorney Claims Black Man Killed During Detroit Arrest Was Shot In The Back | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.15.2015 | Black Voices

Terrance Kellom, a young black man who was killed during an arrest in Detroit last month, was shot in the back, the attorney for Kellom’s family cla...

No Charges For Cop Who Shot Biracial Teen In Wisconsin

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.12.2015 | Black Voices

Madison, Wisconsin, police officer Matt Kenny, who fatally shot unarmed teen Tony Robinson in March, will not face charges, the district attorney said...

Man Reporting Crime Given Less Than 2 Seconds To Drop Gun Before Officer Shoots Him

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics

It took less than two seconds for Bryant Heyward to end up with the gunshot wound that sent him to intensive care. Heyward called 911 last Thursda...

3 Suspects Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of 2 Cops

Associated Press | REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 05.10.2015 | Crime

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi police officers — one a rookie — were shot to death during an evening traffic stop turned violent, a s...

Mississippi Police Officers Shot And Killed, Suspect Steals Patrol Car

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2015 | Crime

May 9 (Reuters) - Two police officers were shot and killed on Saturday in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the shooter fled the area in a police vehicl...

It's Now 5 Months Into Tamir Rice's Investigation, And Still No Answers

AP | KANTELE FRANKO and MARK GILLISPIE | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices

CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by police asked Monday for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and q...

WeNeedDiverseAnimation# Because BlackLivesMatter#

Ama Yawson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Media
Ama Yawson

How do we eliminate the bias against black skin which seems to be so inextricably linked to issues of discrimination that have a real impact on the progress of African-Americans? Economic investment, legal reform and improvements in education are certainly needed. But, I also believe that positive multicultural media is part of the solution.

I Found My Blackness: I Didn't Know It Was Missing Until It Came Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.

Man Who Allegedly Shot NYPD Cop In Face Charged With Attempted Murder

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK, May 3 (Reuters) - A man sought for illegal gun possession was charged on Sunday with the attempted murder of a New York City plainclothes po...

You're Nobody 'Till Somebody Kills You: Baltimore, Freddie Gray and the Problem of History

Yohuru Williams | Posted 04.29.2015 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

As residents of Maryland and the nation brace for what could potentially be another night of civil unrest in Baltimore, it is important to pause and reflect on what has brought us to the current moment.

David Lohr

Family Says Slain Teen Was 'Executed' By Police | David Lohr | Posted 04.29.2015 | Crime

A coroner's decision to rule the officer-involved shooting of Illinois teen Justus "Lil Meachi" Howell a homicide is of little comfort to the young ma...


Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 04.28.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

To put it bluntly, Tamir did not receive adequate opportunity to process that he was the target of the police stop, much less respond to what has been portrayed in the media as a "verbal warning" given to him by the responding police officers.

Kim Bellware

Chicago Police Plan To Listen After Officer Acquitted In Death Of Unarmed Woman | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.30.2015 | Black Voices

Hoping to mend the tattered relationship between the police department and Chicago's minority communities, the city's top cop announced plans Tuesday ...

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...

What My 10-Year-Old Daughter Taught Me About the Death of Freddie Gray

Charles Howard | Posted 04.27.2015 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

I'm always wary of the argument that all problems can and should be solved at home. I think that takes some of the responsibility off of other institutions that can bring about social change yet drastically need reform. But the role of parents and families is an important one -- particularly in the prevention of racial discrimination.

But They Don't Count, or Do They?

Gerald Landsberg | Posted 04.21.2015 | New York
Gerald Landsberg

That the Justice Department database does not include information on police killings makes it much harder for advocates to fight for change effectively. Those who are not counted should be counted so an accurate number of police killings is available.

Man Carrying Knife And Bible Fatally Shot By St. Louis County Police

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.18.2015 | Crime

Officers shot and killed a man who allegedly charged at them carrying a knife in Jennings, Missouri on Friday night. A tense standoff started when...

Volunteer Cop Released On Bail After Turning Himself In

AP | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS and ALLEN REED | Posted 04.15.2015 | Crime

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A 73-year-old Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect after confusing his stun gun and ha...

Stun Guns Eyed In Officer-Involved Killings

AP | COREY WILLIAMS and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.14.2015 | Crime

The officer had an immediate explanation after shooting an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in South Carolina: He said he fired in self-defense...

The Shot Seen Around the World

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 04.13.2015 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

We even responded differently in face-to-face encounters with law enforcement: My white friends would brazenly question the officer's reason, no, his right to invade their person. Me? My southern-born parents had drilled into me what happens to black boys who think they're as free as white boys.

Hundreds Gather For Walter Scott's Funeral

Reuters | Harriet McLeod | Posted 04.13.2015 | Black Voices

SUMMERVILLE, S.C., April 11 (Reuters) - Hundreds of mourners gathered on Saturday morning at a South Carolina chapel to remember Walter Scott, an Afri...

Being a Black Male in America: Racism and the Police

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 04.10.2015 | Black Voices
Stan Chu Ilo

If Walter Scott were a white male, he would not have been killed this way by Officer Slager. America can hardly claim to be a post-racial society just because it elected a black man to the presidency. America will not be a post-racial society until injustice is no longer color-coded.