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Police Fatally Shoot Woman Who Allegedly Hit Cop With Car

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2015 | 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 01.23.2015 | 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 ...

Casino Shooter Found Dead After Targeting 2 Police Officers

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2015 | Crime

(Updates with release of one officer from hospital in third paragraph) By Jeffrey Hodgson TORONTO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - T...

Albuquerque Police Involved In 3rd Shooting This Year

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Just a day after a district attorney announced murder charges against two Albuquerque police officers, authorities said ano...

Man Killed By Cops Left Note Telling Them Not To Blame Themselves

Posted 01.06.2015 | Crime

KRISTIN J. BENDER, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suici...

Challenges Loom For Ferguson

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — It's doubtful they were aware, but the rioters who torched Juanita Morris' dress shop had strayed a couple of blocks beyond the...

San Francisco Police Shooting: Cops Kill Man Holding Air Gun

AP | KRISTIN J. BENDER | Posted 01.05.2015 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers left behind several suicide notes in his cellphone, including on...

Sheriff, Not Police, To Investigate Tamir Rice Shooting

AP | JOHN SEEWER | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

The investigation of a Cleveland police officer's deadly shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun is being handed over to a county sheriff'...

Police Chief In Georgia Accidentally Shot His Wife On New Year Day

AP | Posted 01.02.2015 | Crime

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) -- Investigators say a police chief in Georgia reported that he accidentally shot his wife early New Year's Day. Her conditio...

Police Say Man 'Threatened To Kill Police' Before Attempting To Run Down Officers

Reuters | Victoria Cavaliere | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime

(Reuters) - Police in Pennsylvania shot and killed a man on Tuesday who tried to use his car to run over officers as they attempted to arrest him on c...

Man Who Threatened To Kill Police Tried To Run Over Cops, Shot To Death

AP | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents tried to use his car to run down officers see...

Man Who Threatened To Kill Police Tried To Run Over Cops, Shot To Death

AP | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A man who had posted an online video threatening to kill police and FBI agents tried to use his car to run down officers see...

Gun Deaths Of Police Up 56 Percent, Still Below Average

AP | AMANDA LEE MYERS | Posted 12.30.2014 | Crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-re...

Shots Fired At 2 Los Angeles Police Officers In Patrol Car, Nobody Injured

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 12.30.2014 | 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 ...

Man Fatally Shot After Trying To Take Officer's Baton

AP | Posted 12.27.2014 | Crime

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been shot to death during a struggle with a Coachella police officer, during which he tried to ta...

Mariah Stewart

Antonio Martin's Girlfriend Grieves: 'He Didn't Deserve To Die'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mariah Stewart | Posted 12.25.2014 | Black Voices

BERKELEY, Mo. - The girlfriend of Antonio Martin says she hasn’t been able to sleep since a police officer fatally shot her boyfriend, a black male ...

Berkeley Mayor: Antonio Martin Is Not Michael Brown

Mariah Stewart | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime

BERKELEY, Mo. -- Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins said during a Christmas Eve press conference that a police officer's killing of teenager Antonio Mart...

Police Chief Calls Shooting Of Black Teen By White Cop A 'Tragedy'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.24.2014 | Crime

The fatal shooting of a black Missouri teenager who allegedly pointed a gun at a white police officer late Tuesday night was labeled a "tragedy" for t...

Biden To Attend Funeral For NYPD Officer

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden plans to be among the mourners at the funeral for a New York City policeman gunned down last weekend. Th...

Eric Garner's Daughter Visits Memorial Site Of Slain NYPD Officers

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.23.2014 | Black Voices

Emerald Snipes-Garner, the youngest daughter of Eric Garner, visited a memorial site on Monday to honor two NYPD officers who were killed over the wee...

Former NYPD Commissioner: De Blasio Ran 'Anti-Police Campaign'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

Former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had contributed to police officers turning against him by runnin...

Unarmed Black Man Shot By Florida Deputy

Reuters | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Fla., Dec 8 (Reuters) - A Florida sheriff called for calm after a 28-year-old unarmed black man in a stolen...

Family Mourns The Death Of Akai Gurley At Wake

AP | Michael Basamo | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials told mourners the world was watching Friday as they remembered an unarmed man shot dead by a rookie police officer...

Uncle Of Boy, 12, Shot By Officer Calls For Change

AP | Posted 12.04.2014 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — The uncle of a 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer told mourners at a memorial serv...