‘They’re Upset’: NYPD Official Reveals Why Cops Are Making Fewer Arrests Since Pantaleo Was Fired — Atlanta Black Star

Ten days after the firing of New York City cop Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garnerwas announced, New York Police Department officials say officers are making fewer arrests for minor crimes. That’s in large part due to a directive from the police union to proceed with “the utmost caution,” New York TV station Fox 5 … Continue reading ‘They’re Upset’: NYPD Official Reveals Why Cops Are Making Fewer Arrests Since Pantaleo Was Fired — Atlanta Black Star

Black man detained by White cops who thought he burglarized his own home —

A Black man was harassed by police while sleeping in his own home. The incident occurred in Raleigh, North Carolina, after police responded to a false burglar alarm. Footage from Oyeneyin’s surveillance camera was released this past weekend. In the video footage released this past weekend, Kazeem Oyeneyin, 31, was asleep when police began knocking … Continue reading Black man detained by White cops who thought he burglarized his own home —

Was a Black man held by cops for a ‘suspicious’ look at a white woman? — theGrio

A cellphone video taken in suburban Detroit captured a 20-year-old Black man being detained by police for what the woman who took the photo said was “looking suspiciously at a caucasian woman.” According to the Detroit Metro Times, based on footage from the video posted on Facebook, Devin Myers was walking to a restaurant in Royal Oak, … Continue reading Was a Black man held by cops for a ‘suspicious’ look at a white woman? — theGrio

5 years after Mike Brown’s death, police continue to kill Blacks at high rates —

Five years ago, Mike Brown, an unarmed Black teen in Ferguson, Missouri, was shot and killed by a White police officer, Darren Wilson. The incident led to days of protests across the country and an uprising in Ferguson. A discussion on race in America took center stage on national news outlets and social media. However, Wilson was … Continue reading 5 years after Mike Brown’s death, police continue to kill Blacks at high rates —

Illinois Cop Shoots Unarmed Black 12-Year-Old in Bed With His Hands Up in Botched Raid, Then Blatantly Tries to Cover It Up — Atlanta Black Star

A gang of SWAT officers “terrorized” innocent children when they barged into a Chicago home during a predawn raid and shot an unarmed 12-year-old sitting in bed with his hands up, an Illinois mother’s lawsuit alleges. In a complaint filed Thursday, Crystal Worship claims nearly two dozen Country Club Hills and Richton Park SWAT officers burst into … Continue reading Illinois Cop Shoots Unarmed Black 12-Year-Old in Bed With His Hands Up in Botched Raid, Then Blatantly Tries to Cover It Up — Atlanta Black Star

Mississippi Sheriff Claims They’d Never Encountered Such Strength Despite Beating Unarmed, Handcuffed Black Man to a Pulp — Atlanta Black Star

An attorney is pursuing state and federal claims against Mississippi law enforcement officers he says brutally beat an unarmed Black man out of his clothes at a road block checkpoint. 621 more wordsMississippi Sheriff Claims They’d Never Encountered Such Strength Despite Beating Unarmed, Handcuffed Black Man to a Pulp — Atlanta Black Star

Dallas DA Dismisses Charges Against 3 DPD Officers For 2016 In-Custody Death — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed charges against three officers accused of contributing to the death of a 32-year-old Rockwall man.Dallas DA Dismisses Charges Against 3 DPD Officers For 2016 In-Custody Death — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth Getting murdered by cops is wrong no matter who it is. This man's story needs to … Continue reading Dallas DA Dismisses Charges Against 3 DPD Officers For 2016 In-Custody Death — CBS Dallas / Fort Worth