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Police Shooting

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.

Carol Kuruvilla

North Charleston Minister: 'The Killing Of Walter Scott Was A Public Execution' | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion

After Walter Scott's tragic death on Saturday, Easter Sunday brought the promise of new hope to some in North Charleston, South Carolina. Rev. Nel...

New Dashcam Video Released Showing Officer Pulling Over Walter Scott

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.10.2015 | Black Voices

A dashcam video released by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Agency on Thursday shows the moments before 50-year-old Walter Scott was fatally shot b...

Family Of Walter Scott Reflect On Emotional Memories Of The 'Family Man'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.10.2015 | Black Voices

People around the nation have reacted with shock and horror after video surfaced Tuesday showing the killing of Walter Scott by a South Carolina polic...

Trial Begins For Chicago Police Officer In Fatal Shooting Of Rekia Boyd

Reuters | Tracy Rucinksi | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - A Chicago police officer goes on trial on Thursday on felony charges in the 2012 fatal shooting of a 22-year-old black woman in a case tha...

South Carolina Residents Say State Has 'An Atmosphere Of Racism'

Reuters | Harriet McLeod | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., April 8 (Reuters) - For the dozens of protesters who descended on the working-class South Carolina city of North Charleston on...

Scott Conroy

Rand Paul, Martin O'Malley Weigh In On Walter Scott Shooting | Scott Conroy | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Several 2016 White House contenders, including Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), on Wednesday commented on the South Carolina shooting death of an unarmed black...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Lawsuit Alleges Police Cover-Up In Death Of Sleeping 7-Year-Old | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2015 | Black Voices

The family of a 7-year-old who was fatally shot during a botched raid in 2010 is suing Detroit police, alleging officers lied about how she was killed...

Family Of Anthony Hill, Unarmed Man Killed By Police, Launches Own Investigation

Reuters | Rich McKay | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - The family of an unarmed, naked black man shot dead by police earlier this month said on Wednesday that they have launched their own inves...

Police Shooting Victim in Georgia Tried to Follow ‘Sensible' Path

New York Times | Richard Fausset | Posted 03.25.2015 | Black Voices

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Long before two bullets from a police officer’s handgun tore through Anthony Hill’s chest, he had tattooed it with the wor...

Officials Uphold Dismissal Of Police Officer Over Fatal Shooting Of Dontre Hamilton

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - A former Milwaukee police officer who was fired after fatally shooting an unarmed black man with a history of mental illness violated depa...

Police Fatally Shoot Woman Suspected Of Going On Driving Rampage

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2015 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 (Reuters) - Two plainclothes San Francisco police officers shot and killed a woman on Tuesday evening after she drove her ca...

New Video Shows Fatal Police Shooting Of Mentally Ill Black Man

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - The family of a mentally ill African-American man who was shot dead by Dallas police last summer has released footage from an officer's bo...

Police Shootings and Mental Health

Lauren Carson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Black Voices
Lauren Carson

This is not just the all too familiar headline focusing on a young unarmed African American male shot dead by police, but also the story of a man who needed mental health assistance and instead of receiving the professional assistance he so desperately needed, he received fatal bullets.

Calls For Police Accountability In Death Of Anthony Hill

AP | KATHLEEN FOODY and KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 03.12.2015 | Black Voices

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Residents in the Atlanta area are adding their voices to a nationwide chorus of calls for increased police accountability after ...

'Justice For Tony': 1,500 Demonstrators Protest Police Shooting In Wisconsin

Reuters | Brendan O'Brien | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices

MADISON, Wis., March 11 (Reuters) - About 1,500 people, some banging plastic pails or blowing whistles, marched on Wednesday afternoon to the Wisconsi...

'Anonymous' Launch Cyber Attack On Madison After Tony Robinson Killing

The Huffington Post | Carey Gillam | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices

(Reuters) - Cyber attackers are targeting city and county computer systems in Madison, Wisconsin, in retaliation for the shooting death of a 19-year-o...