Tag: Police brutality

118 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police

UPDATED: 7:30 p.m. ET, Oct. 21, 2021 — But it has been a quick resumption to police normalcy with multiple killings of Black people by law enforcement since the day of Chauvin’s verdict. Case in point: Andra Murphy was killed by police in Tennessee on Oct. 6 under questionable circumstances. According to a press release […]

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Louisiana Cop Rips Out Black Woman’s Braids In Brutal Attack Caught On Video Recorded Minutes After 3 Boys Jumped Her

NewsOne Featured Video “Back the blue” enthusiasts have a go-to narrative to toss around anytime people are criticizing the racism and brutality of police officers: “Everyone hates cops until they need one.” This, of course, is a position of privilege as white people tend to be unaware of anyone’s lived experiences besides their own, and […]

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Indianapolis Police Under Investigation, Including Sgt. Charged For Kicking Handcuffed Black Man In The Face

NewsOne Featured Video Source: JEFF DEAN / Getty When it comes to policing Black people, cops often prove themselves to be nothing more than bullies with badges, guns and easily bruised egos who will use even the slightest hint of defiance of their authority as an excuse to treat Black bodies like human piñatas. In […]

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Paraplegic Who Cops Dragged By His Hair From Car Files Complaint With NAACP

NewsOne Featured Video Another day, another incident to serve as a reminder that cops often show no regard for the respect, dignity and physical wellbeing of Black bodies. 39-year-old Clifford D. Owensby is paraplegic. He can’t walk. When police officers in Dayton, Ohio, moved to forcibly remove Owensby from his car so they could have […]

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DOJ Says Jacob Blake Being Shot In The Back 7 Times On Video Isn’t Proof Of Excessive Force

NewsOne Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty Federal prosecutors announced Friday there would be no charges in the shooting of Jacob Blake. After unsuccessfully trying to detain him, Kenosha officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is now paralyzed from the waist down.   Sheskey maintains he both acted in self-defense and was trying to […]

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Signs Police Reform Bill To Oust Bad Cops After What Black Lawmaker Calls A ‘Mammoth Fight’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Wally Skalij / Getty One thing advocates against police violence and corruption have always argued is that it’s useless to fire a police officer over misconduct or abuse if all the officer has to do is run to the next precinct over for a new job. On Thursday, California Gov. Gavin […]

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FBI Investigates Missouri Officers Following Video Of Police Dog Biting Black Man

FBI Investigates MO Officers After Police Dog Bites Black Man For those who do not want to watch the disturbing footage, here’s a description of what happened from the Associated Press: Cellphone video from an onlooker shows the dog biting the man’s foot as he yells out in pain. The dog’s handler holds it by […]

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BLM-LA Leader ‘Swatted’ Again After Announcing LAPD Lawsuit, Says Incident Underscores Call to Defund Police

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Irfan Khan / Getty Dr. Melina Abdullah, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, has been “swatted” twice in the past year. The second incident came just a day after filing a lawsuit against LAPD for its disproportionate response to an initial “swatting” incident last August.   According to the […]

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Ex-Louisiana Cop Charged For Beating Black Man With A Flashlight 18 Times

NewsOne Featured Video Source: AP / Youtube An ex-Louisiana state police officer was indicted by a grand jury for beating a Black man 18 times with a flashlight in Monroe, Louisiana. According to officials Jacob Brown repeatedly struck Larry Bowman with his flashlight after a routine traffic stop. Bowman was left with a broken jaw, […]

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