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DALLAS (AP) — It was the kind of shooting that had spurred national interest before: A police officer had opened fire into a vehicle, leaving a black man dead. For residents in the Dallas area, the Sept. 1 killing of 24-year-old O’Shae Terry in Arlington brought to mind the shooting of Jordan Edwards in another […]

A police officer was found guilty of murder in the state of Texas for the first time. Officer Roy Oliver was found unanimously guilty for the murder of Jordan Edwards. Edwards was leaving a party in a car with his brother when Oliver shot him in the back of the head. DL thanks all of […]

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DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury gave a white former police officer too lenient of a punishment when sentencing him to 15 years for the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager who was in a car leaving a house party, the victim’s family members said. Roy Oliver fired into the car filled with teens […]

DALLAS (AP) — A white ex-police officer was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed, black 15-year-old boy while firing into a car packed with teenagers in suburban Dallas, marking a rare guilty verdict in a police shooting case.   It’s not lost on me that Jordan Edwards received justice on the anniversary […]

The cast and crew of Netflix series “Dear White People” are honoring Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old killed by police in April 2017, with a scholarship fund. Show star Logan Laurice announced the news Monday via Instagram, writing, “His dream will live on through another deserving student, and #JordanEdwards will live on as more than just […]

Jordan Edwards would have been 16-years-old today had he not been wrongfully killed. The Texas teen was shot in the head by a semi-automatic rifle. Justice was served and the police officer was fired but Shaun King says that the fight does not stop there. Listen above to his encouragement to keep the fight going. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com […]

A Dallas, Texas, grand jury on Monday indicted fired Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver Monday on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old black teen Jordan Edwards.

This directly contradicts accounts that police came to a Balch Springs, Texas, house party on April 29, 2016, and broke it up because a call came in saying there was underage drinking going on.

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a black 15-year-old by a white police officer, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday. The investigation prompted by the April 29 fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards by Balch Springs police Officer Roy Oliver is […]

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a black 15-year-old by a white police officer, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday. The investigation prompted by the April 29 fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards by Balch Springs police Officer Roy Oliver is […]

05/09/17 – Shaun King provides the latest updates on the death of Jordan Edwards. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Hundreds of people gathered at Mesquite Friendship Baptist Church for Jordan Edwards’ funeral on Saturday.