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Swift firings for Minneapolis officers in death of black man
May 27, 2020
Four officers were fired a day after George Floyd’s death, a stunning and swift move by the Minneapolis chief with the mayor’s full backing. But despite their dismissal, whether the incident will be considered criminal, or even excessive force, is a more complicated question that will likely take months to investigate.  The officers were dismissed soon after a bystander’s video taken outside a south Minneapolis grocery store Monday night showed an officer kneeling on the handcuffed man’s neck, even after he pleaded that he could not breathe and stopped moving. Floyd’s death prompted protests Tuesday, with thousands taking to the streets at the intersection where he died.  ... 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 »
NAACP and NNPA Lead Protest Against Police Brutality
May 11, 2019
Delucca “Lucca” Rolle, the 15-year-old high school student who was punched and had his head slammed against the concrete by law enforcement officers last month, joined his attorney and several prominent civil rights activists in a peaceful demonstration in Florida to denounce police brutality. ... read more »
Judge Rules “Profit Over People” Lawsuit May Proceed Against Pharmaceutical Giant Gilead Sciences, Inc.
March 1, 2019
According to HIV Litigation Attorneys, spearheading the effort to bring the drug manufacturer to justice, there is substantial evidence that Gilead withheld a safer alternative version of drugs to treat HIV for over a decade until its original patents on its other medication expired.   ... read more »
Ben Crump Takes on Saraland Case 
May 3, 2018
National Civil Rights attorney, Ben Crump, during a press conference on Wednesday, April 25, said that a young African American woman arrested at a Waffle House in Saraland, Alabama was “assaulted,” “choked” and “brutalized by police.” ... read more »
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