The now former Baton Rouge, La., police officer who shot and killed an already subdued Alton Sterling now faces charges that he slapped a handcuffed suspect because the cop feared for his life, something something ... his safety was threatened, yada yada ... it’s a dangerous job.
Blane Salamoni—the Baton Rouge, La., police officer who killed 37-year-old Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016—has been fired, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced Friday.
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There’s something so beautiful about the students-turned-activists who have emerged from the awful tragedy of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting. Instead of being victims, these kids became champions for human rights and gun control, reflected in the March for Our Lives on Saturday. They have been fully embraced by…
On Wednesday afternoon, black students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., assembled to draw attention to their growing safety concerns since returning to class—concerns they say may not necessarily be shared or highlighted by their white classmates, who have received the bulk of the national…
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday morning that two Baton Rouge police officers will not face any charges in the July 2016 state-sanctioned shooting death of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five who was selling CDs in front of a Baton Rouge convenience store when he was gunned down by…
DeRay Mckesson filed a lawsuit against Fox & Friends host Jeanine Pirro for defamation on Tuesday for claiming that he incited violence against a Baton Rouge, La., cop during a 2016 protest. The suit was filed in New York County Supreme Court in Manhattan.
Negress token black woman director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison Omarosa Manigault was added as a last-minute addition to a Friday panel discussing police brutality at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans.
A New Black Panther Party demonstration in Baton Rouge, La., on Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the police shooting that left Alton Sterling dead turned into a confrontation with police and ended with seven people arrested after demonstrators attempted to march through a barricade line at police…
The family of Alton Sterling—a black man who was gunned down on July 5, 2016, by Baton Rouge, La., police—has filed a wrongful death suit against the city, the Baton Rouge Police Department, the police chief and two officers involved in the encounter. The lawsuit claims that the shooting fit a pattern of racist…
The Justice Department has decided not to charge the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, according to the Washington Post.
The city of Baton Rouge, La., site of the July 2016 police shooting death of Alton Sterling, is reportedly bracing itself for the results of a U.S. Justice Department investigation into what many see as one of the most callous acts of “black death porn” ever perpetrated by po-9.
Campaign Zero co-founder and prominent activist in the Movement for Black Lives DeRay Mckesson is being sued by an unnamed Baton Rouge, La., police officer who claims he was injured during a protest in the city four days after a police officer killed Alton Sterling, and now an attorney for Mckesson is urging a federal…
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Black Lives Matter protesters who were arrested in July while demonstrating after the shooting death of Alton Sterling will receive a monetary settlement from the city of Baton Rouge, La.
A Baton Rouge, La., police officer who says that he was injured during a protest of a deadly police shooting filed a lawsuit against prominent activist and Campaign Zero co-founder DeRay Mckesson on Monday.
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson filed a lawsuit against the city of Baton Rouge, La., Thursday over his arrest last month at a protest for Alton Sterling during which more than 200 people were detained, the Associated Press reports.
Depending on whom you ask, 2 a.m. is counted among the small hours of the day—when the world’s respectable are tucked into the sleepy fold where night meets morning.
The man who videotaped the chilling death of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge La., has effectively been given the ax. And according to his lawyer, it’s because he posted Sterling’s death on social media.
A black Cincinnati police officer has found himself the center of attention after making a Facebook post saying that white officers are just "looking for a reason to kill a black man," the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.