Tag: police use of force

Georgia Officers Who Fired on a Car Full of Minors Have Been Put on Leave

Photo: Jaromir Chalabala (Shutterstock) Two police officers in Georgia are on administrative leave after firing shots at a car full of minors. CNN reports that the Waycross Police department has requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation launch an investigation into Saturday’s shooting. The officers will remain on leave until the GBI concludes their investigation. The […]

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Calls for Release of Body-Cam Footage After Police in Georgia Shoot At Car of Teens, Younger Children For Alleged Traffic Violation

Photo: Stock (Shutterstock) It’s apparently open season on Black people in America, and that includes our children. Advertisement The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) says it is now investigating a shooting incident in which officers from the Waycross Police Department in Ware County, Georgia fired multiple times at a vehicle of Black children. According to […]

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Milwaukee Chief of Police Demoted Over Handling of George Floyd Protests

Photo: Nuccio DiNuzzo (Getty Images) Milwaukee’s chief of police was demoted to captain Thursday due to the way he handled multiple situations, including the protests that happened in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Advertisement NBC News reports that Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales was demoted to captain following a unanimous vote by the city’s […]

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Prosecutors Request Bond Be Revoked for Former Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks After He Took a Vacation to Florida

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) Prosecutors in Georgia have requested that the bond order be revoked for the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks in June after finding out he recently took a vacation to Florida without getting permission. Advertisement CBS News reports that prosecutors in the case were only informed on […]

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Black Man Who Didn’t Commit a Crime Held at Gunpoint by Omaha Police

Photo: ArtOlympic (Shutterstock) In Omaha, Neb., a Black man was held at gunpoint even though he didn’t commit any crime—he just “fit the description.” Advertisement According to KETV, Timothy Hardy was walking his neighbor’s daughter home to make sure she arrived safely after hearing gunshots. As he arrived home, he was confronted by a police […]

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Brittney Griner on Wearing Breonna Taylor’s Name on Her Jersey: ‘We’re Still Fighting for Justice for Her’

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) All eyes are on the WNBA. With viewership up 63 percent from last season—thanks, in part, to the pandemic and a long-overdue push from ESPN—the WNBA is not only showcasing its premier talent, but its players are using their increased visibility to raise awareness around social justice. Earlier this month, […]

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Body-Cam Footage Shows Unarmed Man in Austin, Texas Begging ‘Don’t Shoot’ Before Police Shot and Killed Him

Screenshot: austintexas.gov (YouTube The Austin Police Department has released bodycam footage and the 911 call from a fatal encounter between its officers and Michael Ramos, an unarmed 42-year-old man, in April of this year. Advertisement According to a report from Buzzfeed, police approached Ramos—who is Afro-Latino—in response to a 911 call that he was allegedly […]

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NYPD Chief Brags That District Attorneys Won’t Prosecute Cops Under New Anti-Chokehold Law

Photo: Shutterstock Police have been resisting forcefully to this year’s protests against their practise of brutalizing and killing Black people with impunity, and have also been pushing back against any policy shifts that could require them to face even a modicum accountability for this kind of activity. Advertisement Lawmakers in New York passed a law […]

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NYPD Commissioner Big Mad That People Have the Audacity to Demand Police Reform

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) You know, seeing police officers throw temper tantrums over people asking them to try to avoid killing Black people as much as possible only further amplifies the fact that they may not be the right people for this job. The commissioner for the New York Police Department is the latest […]

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The Family of George Floyd Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Minneapolis Police

Photo: Stephanie Keith (Getty Images) The death of George Floyd has had an undeniable ripple effect across the world. It’s been almost two months since the horrific video of his death hit the internet and people are still on the streets, protesting in his name. While the officers involved in Floyd’s death have all been […]

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Tennessee Man Alleges That Police Beat Him With Chairs, Ping Pong Equipment After Arrest

Daniel Jefferson Screenshot: WREG-TV For every story of police brutality that gains national attention, there are several more that fly under the radar. Take, for instance, the story of Daniel Jefferson, who alleges that, after being arrested by Memphis Police in 2015 during a drug investigation, he was beaten up at the Raines police precinct. […]

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Dozens of Breonna Taylor Protesters Were Charged With Felonies After Sitting on the AG’s Lawn

Dozens of peaceful activists are facing years in prison after protesting on the front lawn of the Kentucky attorney general’s house to demand he bring charges against the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor. On Tuesday afternoon, a protest march through Louisville ended at the home of Daniel Cameron, the state’s top law enforcement official. […]

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Berkeley Might Become One of the First Cities to Remove Police From Traffic Stops

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Fundamentally, I’m a begrudging optimist. Pessimism just seems counterproductive so, no matter how awful things look, I always hold out hope that perhaps they can be better. As protests for police accountability have consistently occurred for well over a month across the county, I’ve hoped that the result would be some kind […]

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Pennsylvania Police Officers Under Investigation After Videos Shows Them Placing Knee on Man’s Neck

Screenshot: Black Lives Matter to Lehigh Valley One would think that literally everything that has occurred over the course of the last few months would result in police officers actively trying to not become the center of yet another viral video. But we’re in dark times, so common sense is out the window, and instead, […]

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