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1st Annual Benjamin Crump Equal Justice Now Awards Magnifies the Journey to Justice
January 24, 2020
Social advocacy group Equal Justice Now recently collaborated with Attorney Benjamin Crump to hold its 1st Annual Benjamin Crump Equal Justice Now Awards, honoring those who’ve committed their lives to social justice advocacy and equal rights for the marginalized. ... read more / view gallery »
Remember Atatiana Jefferson
January 17, 2020
As we enter into a new year, it’s important that we do not forget the December 20th indictment and pending trial of Aaron Dean, a former Forth Worth, Texas police officer, on murder charges in the shooting death of Atatiana Jefferson, an African American woman and Xavier University graduate. ... read more »
Dallas NAACP calls for independent investigation of Joshua Brown’s murder
October 24, 2019
“The State knew Joshua Brown didn’t want to testify due to concerns for his safety. He flew to California when the trial began. They threatened him with jail if he didn’t return. He went straight from the airport to the court. Dallas County has a duty to protect him. They failed,” wrote Brown family Attorney Merritt on social media. ... read more »
Texas Officer Charged with Murder, Resigns After Shooting
October 17, 2019
A White Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a Black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. ... read more »
Police: 3 Suspected of Killing Witness at Dallas Cop’s Trial
October 10, 2019
The suspects — Jacquerious Mitchell, 20; Michael Mitchell, 32; and Thaddeous Green, 22 — are from Alexandria, Louisiana, and investigators believe they were in Dallas to buy drugs from Joshua Brown, Assistant Chief Avery Moore said at a news conference. ... read more »
Religionizing Racism: The Spectacle And Special Function of Black Forgiveness
October 10, 2019
Clearly, there are important lessons we may sadly learn from the spectacle of Black forgiveness in a recent Dallas court after a White policewoman, Amber Guyger, was convicted of the murder of a Black accountant, Botham Jean, in his home while watching TV and eating ice cream. After Guyger was found guilty and during the period for the victims’ impact statements, Botham’s brother, Brandt, declared his forgiveness, love and desire for leniency for his brother’s murderer. ... read more »
‘A Near-Perfect Person of Color’ Killed by a Dallas Officer
October 4, 2019
Botham Jean organized church mission trips. He installed Skype for elderly parents who missed their kids. One time he met a stranger who shared his mom’s birthday, so the bighearted 6-foot-1 choir singer got the woman a cake. ... read more »
Ex-Dallas Officer Who Killed Neighbor Found Guilty of Murder
October 3, 2019
A White former Dallas police officer who shot her Black unarmed neighbor to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own was convicted of murder Tuesday in a verdict that prompted tears of relief from his family and chants of “Black lives matter” from a crowd outside the courtroom. ... read more »
WATCH -The Latest: Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Gets 10 Years for Killing Neighbor
October 2, 2019
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a former Dallas police officer convicted of murder in the shooting death of her neighbor inside his apartment (all times local): 4:25 p.m. ... read more / watch video »
White Officer Indicted For Murder in Killing of Black Man
December 6, 2018
Dallas County court records show that a White former Dallas police officer has been indicted on a murder charge for the killing of her Black unarmed neighbor when she mistakenly went to his apartment instead of her own and shot him. ... read more »
Family Of Botham Jean Files Suit Against Ex-Dallas Cop
November 1, 2018
The family of an unarmed Black man who was shot and killed in his own apartment by a White former Dallas police officer filed a federal lawsuit on Friday. ... read more »
Dallas Officer Arrested on Manslaughter Warrant
September 13, 2018
A White Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter charge in the off-duty shooting of a Black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook for her own. ... read more »
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