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Police Shooting

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...

"F*ck the Police" = Let the System Off the Hook

Michael Goldstein | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

The police we can taunt on the street are not the real problem. Their management, beholden to that fraction of "the one percent" which actually wields political power, is, as is the system they are a part of.

Police Shooting Of Anthony Hill Sparks Fresh Outcry On Social Media

The Huffington Post | David Beasley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Black Voices

ATLANTA, March 10 (Reuters) - The shooting death of an unarmed, black, naked man by a white police officer in an Atlanta suburb prompted a social medi...

Our Indifference Is Killing People With Mental Illness

Jordan Melograna | Posted 03.10.2015 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

We have to fundamentally change our view. The next time you run across someone having a mental health crisis on the street, think to yourself: if this person were having a heart attack, would you want them arrested?

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...

Tony Robinson's Killing Forces Discussion Of Madison's Racial Divide

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Known as a liberal haven with a long history of progressive politics, Madison takes pride in being named one of the nation's be...

Police Chief On Fatal Shooting Of Tony Robinson: 'Folks Are Angry...I Get That'

AP | TODD RICHMOND | Posted 03.09.2015 | Black Voices

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Within hours of a white officer shooting an unarmed black man, the police chief of Wisconsin's capital city was praying with th...

Philadelphia Officer Shot Dead In The Head Trying To Stop A Robbery

AP | Posted 03.06.2015 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects tryin...

Police: Officer Shot And Killed In 'Ambush' Outside Atlanta

AP | Posted 03.04.2015 | Crime

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has been shot and killed in an ambush outside Atlanta. Fulton County Assistant Police Chief G...

Roque Planas

This Is Not The First 'Ferguson Moment' For Latinos | Roque Planas | Posted 02.23.2015 | Latino Voices

The New York Times this week called the videotaped police killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed Mexican migrant fatally shot in Washington st...

Young Guns

Slate | Justin Peters | Posted 02.18.2015 | Black Voices

A gun isn’t a toy, except when it is. And when it is, sometimes it’s hard to tell that it isn’t. And when you can’t tell that it isn’t, you ...

Talib Kweli Donates $100,000 To Ferguson Protestors

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.23.2015 | Black Voices

While mainstream media has been noticeably mum regarding the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri over the fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Mic...

No Charges For Cops Involved In Shooting Death Of Alejandro Nieto

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2015 | Crime

The four San Francisco police officers involved in the death of Alejandro Nieto last spring will not face charges, the district attorney’s office an...

Charges Dropped Against Cop Who Shot Sleeping 7-Year-Old Girl

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.30.2015 | Crime

The Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping 7-year-old girl will not be retried, officials said Wednesday. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym W...

Police Fatally Shoot Woman Who Allegedly Hit Cop With Car

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2015 | Crime

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A young woman suspected of driving a stolen car filled with teenage passengers was shot d...

Black, Unarmed, Shot by Police: An Old Story

Greg Carey | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Greg Carey

My Uncle Norman once told me a story. Uncle Norman was born in 1909, and the story involves events from his adolescence, probably the early 1920s. The details may be a little imprecise, but the effect of this story on my Uncle Norman - like the effect he delivered to me - was chilling.

Officers Kill Man, Find His Mother Stabbed To Death

AP | Posted 01.19.2015 | Crime

Two police officers fatally shot an agitated man armed with at least one knife early Monday morning before finding his mother stabbed to death on the ...