Data analysis found that the vast majority of those shot by Chicago police are Black males. In most cases, the officers claimed they feared for their lives.
Tag: Police brutality
There’s anecdotal evidence of police excessive use of Tasers on students. But no one is keeping track.
A police officer manhandles a small framed Black woman. Officials have launched an investigation.
McDonald, a 17-year-old Chicago teen, was shot 16 times in 2014 by officer Jason Van Dyke. McDonald’s death lit a long simmering fire within Chicago that led to protests, calls for Emanuel’s resignation, the termination of former superintendent Garry McCarthy, and a Justice Department probe.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday closed a probe prompted by the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray. It concluded Baltimore police officers regularly violate the constitutional rights of Black residents through the use of excessive force, unlawful searches and arrests, and racial discrimination.
Detective Gordon’s comments, initially reported last month shortly after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, marked the simmering tension between the Black community and law enforcement over police interactions.
A Virginia jury convicted a former police officer of fatally shooting an unarmed Black teenager. The prosecutor said he should have used non-lethal force instead of a gun.
The internet spent the day digesting Jordan’s response, divided between ecstatic to cautious because of his long storied history with distancing himself from social justice issues. Jordan’s persona at times appeared to be “business first,” and his silence in regards to previous police shootings stirred up strong frustrations.
Tensions between players and the organization rose throughout the month of July after the Minnesota Lynx wore Black shirts stitched with the words, “Change starts with us. Justice & Accountability,” written in white on the front.
The charges sound foolish, but do they sound familiar? Ramsey Orta was also arrested after filming Eric Garner’s death.