Editor’s note: This week, The Root will examine the many facets of law enforcement and its effects on the black community with our weeklong series Unprotected, Underserved: The Policing of Black America.
Scot Peterson, the armed officer captured on video waiting outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., as a shooter gunned down 17 people inside, says that if he knew then what he knows today, he would have been in the school “in a heartbeat.”
It’s the kind of crime made for a TV drama. An ex-Georgia cop has been indicted by a grand jury on charges that while she was an officer, she performed fake traffic stops in order to steal money from drivers, and then split the goods with drug dealers she ran with.
I’ve had the same headache since 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. My son has had the same nightmares every night since then as well. Most people will say, “Be lucky he wasn’t shot or killed,” but when you send your child to college, the last thing you expect to happen is for him to call you at 1:30 a.m. on a Sunday saying that…
In the latest round of #Facts that prove the court system does not work for black people—especially those who lack resources—a Louisiana high court ruled that a man who said, “Give me a lawyer, dog” was asking for a “lawyer dog.”
A Department of Homeland Security officer is facing charges after being caught on video kicking a handcuffed man in the head outside a federal building in Pomona, Calif.
Updated Wednesday, June 1, 3:30 p.m. EDT: Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck declared the UCLA campus safe after confirming that the shooter was one of two men killed in a small office in a building on the campus’s engineering complex, the Los Angeles Times reports.