A video went viral over the weekend of a Black man being wrongfully detained by police while minding his business at Virginia Beach’s Lynnhaven Mall.
A woman in Los Angeles accuses the man of being a "Black guy walking around who has a clicker to get into any building he wants to."
A Florida sheriff’s deputy and his wife have become stars on the popular social media app Tik Tok by posting deeply offensive, racist videos, the Daily Mail reports. Michael Dilks and his wife Heidi Dilks, a medical technician, have posted videos to their 60,000 followers that include Heidi playing Black stereotypes while her husband, in his uniform, arrests her. […]
The Chicago Police Department is planning to reintroduce their controversial gang database. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Criminal Enterprise Information System is scheduled to launch within the next six to 12 months and aims to ultimately replace CPD’s existing gang database, which has been characterized as ineffective, inaccurate and outdated. “The vast majority of our […]
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Relatives of a black Connecticut man killed by a state trooper are seeking more than $10 million in wrongful death damages from state and local police, according to legal notices filed Thursday. Lawyers for the family of Mubarak Soulemane, 19, asked the state claims commissioner for permission to sue the Department […]
An Arkansas police officer has been placed on leave after putting a high school student in chokehold that was caught on camera and shared online. According to a report from KTHV, the footage went viral on Monday after the original upload was removed from Facebook. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! In the footage, Camden Police Officer Jake Perry (who is white) […]
High-profile cases of officer brutality against black citizens in recent years have caused Americans to question the racial makeup of their police departments. Many advocates believe that diversifying these forces will help reduce police violence against people of color. My research suggests increased representation might not solve the problem. I interviewed nearly 200 protesters and residents of […]
A Ball State University professor called the police on a Black student after he refused to change seats in class. Now that student, and many others are upset with the school for its response to that professor. The school has reportedly implemented a corrective plan after professor Shaheen Borna, who is white, called university police on […]
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A misdemeanor simple battery warrant for Cleveland Browns wide receiver and former LSU star Odell Beckham Jr. has been rescinded, the New Orleans Police Department confirmed Saturday. The warrant was issued Thursday as video posted on social media appeared to show Beckham swatting a security officer’s buttocks during LSU’s locker room victory celebration […]
Racist NYPD cop still employed after breaking into Black woman's home.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A police officer and five others were killed in a shooting in Jersey City Tuesday that authorities say is not believed to have been a terrorism attack. One officer was pronounced dead at a hospital and multiple other people were found dead at the scene, Mayor Steven Fulop said without […]
GREER, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in South Carolina unintentionally shot and wounded a shoplifting suspect’s mother during a confrontation inside a home in October, authorities said. The unidentified deputy was found to have violated department policy governing arrests, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Ryan Flood said in an email. He did not […]