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This Thanksgiving, Let's Say 'No Thanks' to the Tyranny of the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

This Thanksgiving finds us saddled with a government that is a far cry from George Washington's vision of a government that would be a blessing to all the people.

DOJ Lawyers Will Fly To Minneapolis To Probe Jamar Clark Shooting

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Justice Department attorneys are expected to fly to Minnesota on Sunday to investigate the killing of a black ma...

Unarmed Black Man Shot By Minneapolis Police Officer Dies

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

An unarmed black man shot Sunday night by Minneapolis police has died, and activists are calling for police to release videos of the incident that led...

These Are The Prosecutors Who Have Decided What Happens To Cops Who Kill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

Prosecutors walk a delicate line in determining whether or not to charge a police officer in a fatal shooting. Facing pressure from the public and po...

Louisiana Police Officers Open Fire On Car, Killing 6-Year-Old Passenger

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

Police officers in Marksville, Louisiana, shot and killed a 6-year-old and critically wounded his father following a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday. Avoye...

A Prosecutor's Guide To Not Prosecuting A Cop Who Killed Someone

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

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Video Shows Dramatic Confrontation Between Police, Suspect Before Fatal Shooting

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

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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 ...