black lives matter Archive

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Protests Are Not Enough to End Racism — We Need Reparations

Recently, the Congressional Black Caucus joined the nation in protest against police brutality. More than a dozen of its members marched down to the Department of Justice last month to demand federal intervention to end the killing of unarmed Black American citizens by police. Across the … Continue reading Source link

El Cajon police say unarmed black man pointed vape at officer before he was shot to death

Alfred Okwera Olango, who was black, was fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California on Tuesday. Police in the San Diego suburb city say the 38 year old Ugandan immigrant pointed a vape pen or e-cigarette device at them, before police shot the man to death. Officers were responding to a call of a man behaving erratically, and walking in traffic. Olango’s friends …

Serena Williams on police killings of black Americans: "I won’t be silent"

The world’s greatest living tennis player wrote something on Facebook today about police killings of unarmed black Americans. Today I asked my 18 year old nephew (to be clear he’s black) to drive me to my meetings so I can work on my phone #safteyfirst. In the distance I saw cop on the side of the road. I quickly checked to see if …

Charlotte, NC: "Release the video" of Keith Scott's death by police

This powerful statement from the New York Times editorial board captures the cries of many people on the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina tonight. “The Police Department in Charlotte, N.C., has responded in exactly the wrong way to a police officer’s killing on Tuesday of another black man, Keith Scott,” reads the editorial. “Release the Charlotte Police Video.” Police hold their lines in uptown …

State of Emergency in Charlotte as Violence Erupts at Protests Over Police Killings of Black Men

People run from flash-bang grenades in uptown Charlotte during a protest of the police shooting of Keith Scott. REUTERS/Jason Miczek The governor of North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency after violence erupted on the second night of protests in Charlotte, over the police killing of a black man. The governor called for support from the U.S. National Guard, and Highway Patrol officers.  …

Video released of Tulsa police fatally shooting unarmed black man Terence Crutcher

WARNING: The video in this post is graphic and documents a violent death. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, police have released video that shows a white police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black man. In the video, Terence Crutcher can be seen raising his hands above his head. “The incident started as a response to a call of a stalled vehicle …

Baltimore police respond to report they secretly spied on city with aerial surveillance tech from Iraq War

A report out this week from Bloomberg says that since January, 2016, people in the city of Baltimore, Maryland have secretly and periodically been spied on by police using cameras in the sky. Authorities today effectively admitted that the report is accurate. In response to Tuesday’s Bloomberg article, Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith today said not to worry unless you’re a “criminal,” and that …