Tag: black lives matter

Black Woman Wins $205,000 Settlement After Charging Texas Cop Yanked Out Her Tampon in the Middle of the Street

A woman has agreed to accept a payout of $205,000 from the city of San Antonio to settle her suit charging that her constitutional rights were violated when a cop not only performed a vaginal cavity search in the middle of the street, but yanked out her tampon in the midst of it. Natalie Simms’ […]

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Sacramento Kings’ Harrison Barnes to Pay for Atatiana Jefferson’s Funeral

Harrison Barnes, playing for the Sacramento Kings. The NBA star says he and his wife will pay for the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson, the woman whose shooting death by a Fort Worth, Texas, cop has led to his being charged with murder. Jefferson’s funeral is set for Oct. 19, 2019 in Dallas.Photo: Rob Carr (Getty) […]

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#AtatianaJefferson: Evidence Points to a Frightened Woman Taking Up Arms to Protect Herself and Her Young Nephew

An 8-year-old’s eyewitness account of what preceded his aunt being violently taken from him in an instant, felled by a police officer’s bullet, points to a woman who took out her gun to protect herself and her nephew from a possible intruder skulking about their yard in the middle of the night. Atatiana Jefferson’s 8-year-old […]

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Why Did a Georgia School District Ban This #1 Bestseller About Race?

A Georgia school district has blacklisted a bestselling book for teens dealing with race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and the glare of the white gaze, effectively banning the book from the district’s libraries, curriculum and students who want to learn about race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and anything other than stuff […]

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Why Did a Georgia School District Ban This No. 1 Bestseller About Race?

A Georgia school district has blacklisted a bestselling book for teens dealing with race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and the glare of the white gaze, effectively banning the book from the district’s libraries, curriculum and students who want to learn about race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and anything other than stuff […]

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#AtatianaJefferson: Texas Cop Who Shot and Killed the 28-Year-Old Black Woman Is Charged With Murder

The Fort Worth, Texas, cop who shot into Atatiana Jefferson’s bedroom window and killed her as she was playing a video game with her 8-year-old nephew was arrested and charged with murder Monday. Aaron Dean, who resigned from the force earlier Monday before charges were announced, was being held in jail without bond, according to […]

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Chicago Cop Who Quit Force After Shooting and Killing Rekia Boyd Wants All Evidence of His Criminal Case Erased

The then off-duty Chicago cop who fired his gun out his car window, striking and killing Rekia Boyd, an innocent bystander, now wants all evidence of the criminal case filed against him cleared from the public record. Even though Dante Servin got off scot-free on charges of involuntary manslaughter when a Chicago judge threw out […]

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If You Love Me, Do Not Call the Police

I do not want to die. Because I am far from infallible, I am willing to concede the slight possibility that there exists a scenario in which I may benefit from the presence of the police. Even though I’ve tried to imagine such a situation, I admit that I may have overlooked some hypothetical plight […]

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No Murder Charges for Georgia Cop Who Fatally Shot Naked Black Man in Mental Health Crisis

I mean, why wouldn’t he be charged with murder? The recent outlier that was Amber Guyger, a white cop who actually was criminally charged and convicted in the shooting death of an unarmed black person, is certainly the exception to the rule, which is that white cops can kill black people in all manner of […]

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Hugging Judge in Amber Guyger Murder Trial: Why Y’all Mad?

State District Judge Tammy Kemp gives former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger a hug before Guyger leaves for jail Oct. 2, 2019, to start a 10-year sentence for murdering an unarmed black man, Botham Jean, in his Dallas apartment.Photo: Tom Fox (The Dallas Morning News via AP Pool) The judge who presided over the trial […]

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Amber Guyger Is Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Murdering Botham Jean

Amber GuygerPhoto: Associated Press Amber Guyger, the ex-Dallas cop convicted of murdering her upstairs neighbor Botham Jean after she entered his home uninvited and shot him dead, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. The same Dallas County jury that found her guilty Tuesday of murdering the 26-year-old accountant last year as he sat […]

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Sacramento, Calif., Cops Who Shot and Killed an Unarmed #StephonClark Are Headed Back to the Streets

Black Lives Matter protester holds an illustration of Stephon Clark during a march and demonstration through the streets of Sacramento, Calif., on April 4, 2018.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty) The two Sacramento, Calif., cops who shot and killed an unarmed Stephon Clark as he stood in his grandparents’ backyard last year not only will face no […]

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Dallas Cop Who Got Fired After Killing a Black Man Minding His Own Business in His Own Home Cries Self-Defense as Murder Trial Begins

Amber GuygerPhoto: Kaufman County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office (via AP) The Dallas cop who got fired after she shot and killed a black man in his own home, saying she mistook his apartment door for her own, is claiming self-defense as her murder trial gets underway. Amber Guyger had been on the Dallas police force for about […]

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Friend, Foe or Fraud? Shaun King on the Accusations Against Him, Rihanna’s Diamond Ball, DeRay and More

Photo: Leon Bennett (Getty Images) By now, Shaun King should be used to the drama. After all, the accusations King has faced are legion. People have accused him of not being black, of being a government operative inserted to dismantle the movement, of being an egomaniac who centers himself in the movement, a plagiarist who […]

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White Supremacist Busted on Charges He Ran Black Candidate Out of Race for City Council in Charlottesville, Va.

White nationalists exchange insults with counterprotesters during the Unite the Right in August 2017 in Charlottesville, Va. Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) One day a black activist aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement was announcing his intent to run for City Council in Charlottesville, Va., and the very next day, he was out. Apparently, for […]

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#AtHomeWhileBlack: Police Drag Black North Carolina Homeowner From His Own House After False Alarm

Photo: iStock A North Carolina man says he was humiliated and thought he was going to be killed when police dragged him out of his house wearing only his boxers after his home security alarm was tripped accidentally. “This was one of the most humiliating experiences of my life,” Kazeem Oyeneyin of Raleigh, N.C., told […]

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California Teen Seeks Justice in Court After Being Beaten by Police While at a Family Birthday Party

Photo: iStock A California teen who ended up being pummeled by a police officer when cops raided a relative’s birthday party earlier this year is now suing, charging excessive force. The beating of 17-year-old London Wallace, of Fresno, Calif., was captured on police bodycam, and may be difficult for many to watch. The unarmed teen […]

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Colin Kaepernick Reveals the Source of His Inspiration for the National Anthem Protest

Colin Kaepernick Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty) It’s well-known that Colin Kaepernick started his protest on the gridiron to bring attention to the police brutality and racial injustice plaguing this nation, but in a recent interview, the former quarterback reveals what specifically inspired his activism. In an interview with Paper magazine, Kaepernick says the fatal police shooting […]

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Colin Kaepernick Reveals the Source of His Inspiration for National Anthem Protest

Colin Kaepernick Photo: Jamie McCarthy (Getty) It’s well-known that Colin Kaepernick started his protest on the gridiron to bring attention to the police brutality and racial injustice plaguing this nation, but in a recent interview, the former quarterback reveals what specifically inspired his activism. In an interview with Paper magazine, Kaepernick says the fatal police […]

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