Police officials all over California are pointing their collective itchy trigger fingers at lawmakers who advanced a new bill that might stop police in the state from having target practice on live black bodies. It’s almost like they can’t bear the thought of not shooting unarmed people.
Details are still emerging, but what is known now is the following:
The news has lately been inundated with examples of white folks (and even some nonwhite folks) doing the ultimate white-folkin’ of calling the police for no reason on black folks who were doing nothing but existing and living their everyday lives.
Just one week before a mass shooting would launch their school into the national spotlight, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School put on a Black History Month show at the Parkland, Fla., school. In a last-minute, unrehearsed addition, black student organizers wanted to address a letter that had appeared in…
On March 18, two police officers in Sacramento, Calif., shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark in the backyard of his grandparents’ home. It is not the first extrajudicial execution of a black man by police, and if there is no change soon, it likely won’t be the last. The nation is watching the aftermath of this…
On Sunday, March 18, police in Sacramento, Calif., fired 20 shots at Stephon Clark, killing him. Clark was unarmed and in his own backyard, leading many to ask what black people must do to escape the indiscriminate killing of black people.
“The officers feared for their lives, so they shot … ”
A Colorado man who shot and killed a deputy sheriff on New Year’s Eve spent hours leading up to the shoot-out taping himself and posting to social media. But it didn’t stop there—before police killed him, Matthew Riehl also livestreamed the deadly gun battle, CBS News reports.
Those who want to blame every single black person who has ever been shot by police for their own death have finally gotten their perfect victim: a white woman named Justine Damond. A lawyer representing the family of the Australian native who was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer said Thursday that…
Police officers in Portland, Ore., who were involved in a shooting that resulted in death or serious physical injury were previously given 48 hours during which they could consult with an attorney before having to make a statement about the shooting. It was a rule that was objected to by advocates for police…
Starting in September, any Texas law-enforcement agency that does not report a police shooting to the state attorney general within the allotted period could be fined $1,000 per day, with the penalty increasing if the agency commits the same infraction twice within a five-year period.
In the reality-adjacent, Baltimore-centered ecosystem of The Wire, “good police” stood as the single highest honor a character could receive. It was reserved for those who possessed the inherent qualities making someone a naturally gifted police officer and who also performed those duties with integrity and verve. You…
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted on a policy Tuesday that would require all LAPD officers to try to defuse situations whenever possible before firing their guns, with the specific aim of decreasing the number of officer-involved shootings.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has once again decided not to pursue charges against a Los Angeles police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man after a car chase in March 2015, even though the city’s Police Commission determined that the shooting was unjustified.
Police killings are actually increasing in the United States, according to new data, but because our current president is leading every news cycle, brutality is being pushed to the back burner, activists contend.
Defense attorneys for the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile attempted to get the manslaughter charges against him dropped, arguing that Castile was culpable in his own death, but a judge disagreed and denied the dismissal Wednesday, ruling that the trial against the officer will move forward.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that it will not be filing charges against the two police officers involved in the 2014 shooting death of Ezell Ford.
The first preliminary hearing in the state retrial of a white former North Charleston, S.C., police officer charged with the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist is scheduled for Monday, and prosecutors in his federal civil rights trial are asking that the the jury pool be limited to the local area.
A new study from the American Journal of Public Health, published Tuesday, reveals that black men are nearly three times as likely as white men to be killed by police use of force, CNN reports.