Now that President Obama has cooled the tension between the U.S. and Cuba, the New Jersey FBI sees this as an opportunity to bring back Shakur—formerly Joanne Chesimard—to finish serving her life sentence for the murder of New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster.
According to media attending a San Diego City Council inauguration, City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf’s community representative Shirley Owen was reportedly overheard calling protesters “idiots” and adding, “I wanted to shoot them.”
The Cleveland Cavaliers star has been very vocal about social injustice in the black community, and that didn’t stop Sunday, when he told reporters that he “loved” Derrick Rose’s tribute to Garner and wanted a shirt of his own.
Bill de Blasio, appearing Sunday on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos, told the host that every parent who has children of color has had to train them to be very careful when they encounter the police.
With the recent deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, advocates for police reform have been shocked to learn that there are no accurate records that track the number of people who die in police custody.
According to a report by the New York Daily News, the two police officers involved in the shooting of an unarmed New York City man in a housing project stairwell weren't even supposed to be patrolling the building.
Several hundred protesters gathered in and around Times Square in New York City after hearing the news that the officer responsible for the death of the 43-year-old father of six would not face any charges.