Well, if you wanted evidence as to how little this country values black lives, look no further than Tulsa, Okla., where a white former reserve deputy (aka a wannabe cop) walked out of prison, scot-free, after serving less than half of his already meager four-year sentence for killing an unarmed black man.
Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue will be losing out on five days’ pay for violating the department’s social media policy after she reposted a disparaging Facebook meme that targeted NFL players protesting police brutality and other social injustices.
A New York Black Lives Matter group has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming that Clarkstown, N.Y., police illegally spied on its members for at least a year, from January through December 2015.
Editor’s note: This first appeared on VSB on Oct. 21, 2016.
They are trying to turn black people into the bogeyman. They want everyone else in America to see us as a threat so that when we are killed with impunity, no one bats an eyelash. This is already happening anyway.
In case you ever wondered about the way (some) correctional officers see their inmates, I lead you no further than to Caddo Parish, La., Sheriff Steve Prator, who is ranting and raging mad about new criminal-justice reform laws that will go into effect next month—because it will mean getting rid of cheap labor.
As the NFL protests continue and teams and the association at large continue to argue about how to deal with players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and black oppression, school football players—across high schools and colleges alike—are also showing their solidarity and their own…
Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Rekia Boyd, Walter Scott: These (and dozens more) are the names we know—the boys, girls, men and women brutally shot and killed by police. Police officers often never faced justice from the courts or the cities that employ them. The deaths of these unarmed black…
I, as much as anyone, am fully aware that freedom of speech and expression is not equal to freedom from consequences. That being said, I do have some questions about employers who look to discipline employees for refusing to stand for the national anthem.
Black Lives Matter has turned its latest protests to Utah, where 50-year-old Patrick Harmon was shot by a police officer as he attempted to run away from officers.
Recently released bodycam footage shows Utah police fatally shooting a man from behind as he attempts to run away from officers, once again sparking tensions between the black community and police officers, and sparking accusations of racial profiling and police brutality.
A federal judge in Louisiana is looking to dismiss a second lawsuit that was filed against Black Lives Matter and some of its leaders, unless prosecutors can actually prove why he shouldn’t.
You’ve heard it before. It is the most frequent response to any accusation of police brutality. It is the repeated sleight of hand used to distract and drown out the voices of Black Lives Matter. It is an oft-used “alt-right” refrain and a sincere query from curious white questioners. It is the weapon of choice for…
Congressional investigators learned Monday that one of the Russian-bought advertisements on Facebook featured a picture of a black woman armed with a rifle and pulling the trigger without having a bullet in the chamber.
The Baton Rouge, La., police officer who anonymously sued both Black Lives Matter and activist DeRay Mckesson will have to seek his legal revenge elsewhere. A federal judge ruled Thursday that Black Lives Matter is a social movement not unlike the civil rights movement or the Tea Party, and therefore cannot be sued.
What is the First Amendment? Seems as if Parkway High School in Bossier Parish, La., may need a refresher because the principal of that school just issued a letter to parents Thursday saying that students will be suspended (and/or ultimately removed) from sports teams if they attempt to demonstrate in any way during…
T-Boz wants justice for her mentally ill 25-year-old cousin who was shot 18 times by Peoria, Ill., police after officers said surveillance footage showed him committing armed robbery at the First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust. But according to the singer, the officers’ stories aren’t matching up and have been changing…
As tension and protests sweep through St. Louis in the aftermath of the Jason Stockley verdict, restaurant owners in the city were infuriated when “Whites Only” stickers with the hashtag #BLM began surfacing at local eateries. They understood the anger and protests but wondered why anyone would fan the flames with…
Las Vegas police have decided to put an end to the routine use of neck restraints, revamping their use-of-force policies following the death of an unarmed black man who had been put in the controversial restraint.
An Asian-American family in San Francisco was targeted with racist letters this summer for posting a “Black Lives Matter” sign in the window of their home. Because of the threats and racial slur used, the harassing letters are being investigated by the police as hate crimes.