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Police Shootings

FBI Director: Lack Of Data On Police Shootings Is 'Ridiculous' And 'Embarrassing'

The Washington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

The lack of accurate information about police-involved shootings is roiling the nation’s law enforcement community, leaving officials unable to ...

No Charges For Cops Who Killed Rock-Throwing Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime

Three police officers in Pasco, Washington, will not face charges for fatally shooting an immigrant worker who allegedly threatened them by throwing r...

Fox News Hypes Imaginary Boost In Violence Against Police

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Fox News dedicated an entire segment Sunday to what host Chris Wallace described as a recent increase in violence against police. Milwaukee Police Ch...

Virginia Cop Indicted In Murder Of Unarmed Black Teen

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.03.2015 | Black Voices

Portsmouth, Virginia, officer Stephen Rankin was indicted on a first-degree murder charge Thursday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black ...

Olympia Cop Who Shot Unarmed Black Men Was Justified, Court Finds

AP | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.02.2015 | Black Voices

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A police officer who shot and injured two men he says repeatedly threatened him during a late night encounter on a dark street...

"Submit Now, Sue Later" Is not the Only Answer to Poor Police Conduct

Roberto Ramirez | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics
Roberto Ramirez

Beyond the constitutional infringements, there are other significant consequences of "submit now-and-sue later," including the unavoidable loss of law enforcement legitimacy, and the cost of settlements brought by victims, a price ultimately paid by taxpayers.

Officer Who Killed Mentally Ill Man Was Wearing Body Camera But Hadn't Turned It On

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

Officials have admitted that the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, police officer who last week fatally shot a man having a "mental episode" was equipped with a bo...

Teen Killed By St. Louis Cops Was Shot In The Back, Autopsy Finds

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Crime

A black teenager killed by police in St. Louis on Wednesday morning died from a single gunshot wound in the back, according to preliminary autop...

Police Group Makes A Big Admission About 'Justifiable' Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many recent controversial police shootings could have been avoided, even though they may have been legally justifiable, according to a ...

ICE Officer Will Not Be Charged In Death Of Terrance Kellom, Killed During Detroit Arrest

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.19.2015 | Black Voices

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Zachary Hammond's Community Wants To Know Why A Cop Put 'Two Bullets In His Back'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

A diverse crowd of more than 100 people gathered Saturday at a park in downtown Seneca, South Carolina, to demand answers and accountability followin...

Autopsy Shows Police Shot Zachary Hammond In The Back And Side

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.05.2015 | Crime

Attorneys representing the family of Zachary Hammond, the 19-year-old fatally shot by police last month in Seneca, South Carolina, released ...

No, The Black Community Is Not Bankrupt

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

My professor's perception was rooted in a common false meme that has followed black America since slavery -- the idea that we lack financial acumen, don't know how to build businesses, need to be told what to do with our finances, and are overly reliant on government handouts.

Cop Fatally Shot Teen In Back, Not In Self-Defense, Family Says

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime

Autopsy reports clearly disprove the police's claim that a South Carolina officer fatally shot 19-year-old Zachary Hammond in self-defe...

Activists Want To Know Why An ICE Officer Is Back At Work After Fatal Shooting

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.29.2015 | Black Voices

  A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer who fatally shot a young black man while serving an arrest warrant in April returned to dut...

11 Step-by-Step Procedures Taken After a Police Shooting

Quora | Posted 07.17.2015 | Crime

The procedures will vary from one agency to another.

The American Police State from A to Z

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The warning signs are all around us. The question is whether you will organize, take a stand and fight for freedom, or will you, like so many clueless Americans, freely walk into the slaughterhouse?

AP Sues For Release Of Video Showing Cops Shooting Unarmed Man

AP | By BRIAN MELLEY | Posted 07.13.2015 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge said Monday he was inclined to rule in favor of news media companies seeking video of a fatal police shooting of ...

The Fairly Obvious Reason Police In Other Countries Kill Fewer People Than American Police Do

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 07.02.2015 | Media

Christian Science Monitor: Why police don't pull guns in many countries In the United States this year alone, there have been more than 400 fatalit...

Nick Wing

25 Numbers That Show Police Killings Are A Bigger Problem Than We Ever Knew | Nick Wing | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

Two comprehensive reports published since Saturday provide new information about police killings in the United States, filling a void left by the lack...

REPORT: Police Have Shot Dead 385 People This Year

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 30 (Reuters) - U.S. police have shot and killed 385 people during the first five months of this year, a rate of more than two a day, t...

Why I Am Marching on Mother's Day for My Son

Valerie Bell | Posted 05.06.2015 | Black Voices
Valerie Bell

It's hard for me to celebrate on Mother's Day. I feel the absence of my 23-year-old son, Sean Elijah Bell, who was killed on November 25, 2006. He was out celebrating at his own bachelor party with his friends in New York City. It was only a matter of a hours before his wedding, and I was so thrilled.

Nick Wing

Police Wanted Us To Believe Freddie Gray Killed Himself. We've Heard Stories Like This Before. | Nick Wing | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

Earlier this week, a source in the Baltimore Police Department leaked a document to The Washington Post that provided some insight into how they wante...

Baltimore: A Look Back at Victims of San Francisco Riots

Suzette Standring | Posted 06.30.2015 | San Francisco
Suzette Standring

This epidemic of deaths of African-American youths at police hands is not new. In 1966, the police shot and killed 16-year-old Matthew Johnson, an African-American, in the Bayview Hunters Point area of San Francisco where I grew up. I was 12 years old; now I'm 60.

A City in Flames -- What Did We Expect?

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Steve Nelson

During the '60s, as a teenager, I tried to be an ally in the civil rights movement and watched with confusion and curiosity as parts of my city burned. My empathy often left me to wonder -- what would I do if I were poor and black, not white and privileged?