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Georgia prosecutor wants to bring shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery to grand jury: ‘This is murder’
May 7, 2020
A Georgia prosecutor said Tuesday that he wants a grand jury to decide if criminal charges are warranted in the death of a man shot after a pursuit by armed men who later told police they suspected him of being a burglar.  Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed Feb. 23 in a neighborhood outside the coastal port city of Brunswick. No one has been arrested or charged in the case, prompting an outcry from the local NAACP and others. Arbery was black and the men who chased him are white.  ... read more »
Shaun King Visits Compton and Carson on Behalf of Bernie Sanders
January 9, 2020
Supporters of 2020 Presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail on his behalf a day before the opening of Sanders’ South L.A. campaign office.  On Dec. 29, Brooklyn-based activist and writer Shaun King, who focuses on civil and human rights, racial justice, mass incarceration, and law enforcement misconduct, visited Pastor Michael Fisher’s Greater Zion Church family in Compton before stopping by Bishop Jawane Hilton’s City on the Hill in Carson. King was joined by civil rights attorney Lee Merritt and Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer. ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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