John Crawford

“Police brutality in the United States is not worse. Phones and social media just make it feel that way.” I see and hear some version of that thought pretty much every single day. It’s a lie. It sounds good. I wish that was what we’re dealing with right now. But it’s not. See, some things are […]

One of the most difficult aspects of my job is that so many of you keep informed about incidents of injustice in America that I sincerely struggle to keep up. I write at least one story a day about injustice in America, but that barely scratches the surface of how bad things truly are. I’m […]

A man who called 911 to report a customer waving a gun in a store, resulting in a fatal police-involved shooting in 2014 in a Dayton, Ohio suburb, could now be charged with making a false alarm, reports The Associated Press.

  Tasha Thomas cried and swore on the lives of relatives that John Crawford III was not carrying a firearm before entering a Walmart. Before…

The Department of Justice has announced a new set of  rules to help curb racial profiling by federal law enforcement officials. These guidelines instruct federal law…

At the request of his family, police have released “911” calls and surveillance footage showing the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in an update…

At the request of his family, police have released “911” calls and surveillance footage showing the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in an update…

In the midst of the fight for justice for Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner and others, young activists are calling for older more established…

CINCINNATI (AP) — Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police. Spokesman Brian Nick said the move last week at the Beavercreek location near Dayton was store-specific, not a change in national policy for the world’s largest retailer. He […]

John Crawford III was a young man who was talking on the phone and minding his own business in a Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart when a witness…

WARNING: This post contains a graphic video of the shooting death of John Crawford.  Viewer discretion is advised. CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio grand jury found officers’ actions were justified in last month’s fatal shooting of a man holding an air rifle at a store, a special prosecutor said Wednesday. Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier said […]

John Crawford III, the African American man shot dead by police in a Beavercreek, Ohio Walmart, may be gone; but revelations about what he was or was not doing before his death continues to unfold. Now, the witness who made the phone call that led to the shooting has changed his story. Ronald Ritchie, the […]