Police Violence

The Franklin County Grand Jury decided not to pursue charges against officer Bryan Mason, calling the teen’s death “justified.”   Days after Betty Shelby was acquitted of first degree manslaughter of unarmed Black motorist Terence Crutcher, another jury has refused to give a Black family justice. On Friday a Columbus, Ohio, grand jury found that the 2016 […]

The Baltimore woman’s mother, Rhonda Dormeus, said there are factors that may have saved her daughter’s life. In an interview with The Baltimore Sun, Korryn Gaines’ mother, Rhonda Dormeus, said her daughter did not heed her boyfriend’s warning to surrender to the police. Gaines’ death received national attention on Tuesday, after news broke that the […]

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Ken Johnson, 35, opened fire while pursuing the fleeing teenagers, identified as Jose Cruz and Edgar Rodriguez, in his vehicle. The boys were allegedly attempting to break into an SUV, which was parked in his apartment building's parking lot.

A 911 caller reported that a Black male wearing a hoodie and a bandana was waving a firearm in the parking lot at about 7:15 p.m. Friday night. Officers who arrived on the scene told the teenager to stop walking northbound on Electric Road. When he did not comply with their commands, police twice-attempted to stun Spencer with a Taser.

The video, which shows the unidentified officer slapping the teenager twice -- loud enough to hear the impact -- before kicking he or she as they walk down the stairs, has prompted the suspension of both officers involved in the incident.

The child's estate owes $500 for "emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense."

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The cop fired his service weapon, striking the girl's father in the arm. The bullet passed through him, hitting Ciara and killing her.

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Police in Jacksonville, Florida shot and injured a 14-year-old Black male who they say pointed an Airsoft gun at an officer, prompting him to open fire.

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The prosecutor overseeing the case of Tamir Rice was blasted for comments he made that suggest the grieving mother of the slain boy has "economic motives."

In a 40-page report released this week, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said prosecutors "determined a criminal violation against either officer could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt" in the death of 25-year-old Kajieme Powell.

The Guardian, which introduced the database The Counted to build a comprehensive record of killings at the hands of police officers, notes that more than 950 people have been killed by police this year. In the month of October, the number of those killed reached 95.

The View co-host Raven-Symone’s controversial comments have landed her in hot water yet again.