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Officer Cleared of Wrongdoing in Kenneth Ross Shooting; Family Still Demands Answers
June 20, 2019
A Gardena officer was cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal June 12 shooting of 25-year-old Kenneth Ross, just one day after the young man's family and friends demanded the release of police body cam footage from the incident. Attorneys of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said officer Michael Robbins acted in self defense when he shot Ross at Rowley Memorial Park last spring. But the family and Ross supporters are unsatisfied with that analysis, especially, they said, since dash cam footage has been viewed by the family attorney. ... read more »
Ways a Black Person Can Avoid Being Shot by Police
April 5, 2018
Stephon Clark unarmed black man shot in backyard by police, don't run, walk, breath or drive while Black ... read more / view cartoon »
L.A. Man Accused in Deadly `Swatting’ Call to Kansas Waives Extradition
January 4, 2018
A South Los Angeles man suspected of making a 911 call to police in Kansas as a "swatting" prank that led to the police shooting death of a man in Wichita waived his right to an extradition hearing this week and will be taken to Kansas to face a felony charge. ... read more »
Film Review: I Am Not Your Negro
January 4, 2017
James Baldwin left behind some biting and enlightening words about racism and the status of the Black community that are just as relevant today in this age of the Black Lives Matter movement. ... read more »
Ryan Joseph Shot and Killed by Police
December 21, 2016
Members of the South Los Angeles community are outraged over the police shooting of 20-year-old Ryan Joseph ... read more »
Los Angeles cops cleared in death of homeless black man
December 7, 2016
Three Los Angeles police officers who fatally shot a black homeless man on Skid Row last year will not face criminal charges, according to a report released Thursday by the district attorney. ... read more »
Wisconsin officer facing felony charge from March shooting
October 26, 2016
An expert retained by prosecutors found that Kraemer's use of deadly force wasn't consistent with generally accepted use of force standards ... read more »
Defense lays out case in deadly South Carolina police encounter
October 26, 2016
A bystander's video of Slater shooting Scott several times in the back has been seen worldwide ... read more »
No discipline for Minneapolis cops in Jamar Clark slaying
October 26, 2016
An attorney for Clark's family said they were anguished and frustrated by the decision ... read more »
Cincinnati braces for racially charged police shooting trial
October 26, 2016
Ray Tensing, 26, fatally shot Sam DuBose, 43, last year after pulling him over for a missing front license plate ... read more »
Ferguson emerges as factor in Missouri governor’s race
October 13, 2016
The fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson has been injected into Missouri's gubernatorial campaign. ... read more »
Family of black man shot 14 times by police wants charges
October 5, 2016
Joseph Mann, who was mentally unstable and homeless was shot 14 times by two officers ... read more »
Judge tosses suit over police tactics in Ferguson protests
October 5, 2016
U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey found that the nine plaintiffs ``completely failed to present any credible evidence'' ... read more »
The shame of Milkwaukee 
August 24, 2016
Now it is Milwaukee. Recently, a car with two African-American men was stopped for “suspicion.” The men fled, the policeman pursued, and the driver, reportedly armed, was shot and killed. ... read more »
Justice for Lionel Gibson, Jr.
August 4, 2016
The Gibson family’s attorney filed a wrongful death claim against the city of Long Beach on May 27 ... read more »
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