Miami Police Officers Fired For Joking About Black Neighborhoods Being ‘Target Practice’

Three new Miami police officers were reportedly fired for joking about using predominantly black neighborhoods as “target practice” in a group chat.

Officers Kevin Bergnes, Miguel Valdes and Bruce Alcin were reportedly fired on Dec. 23 after it was ruled that they violated department policies following an internal affairs investigation. 

19 States Start 2017 With An Increase Minimum Wage

2017 is already starting off with a right direction as nearly half of the states in the country will be introducing higher minimum wages for millions of people.

A total of 19 states have taken the necessary steps to increase the minimum wage for hourly employees beginning on Jan. 1. This is a long overdue change given that the national minimum wage has remained at $7.25 since 2009, which is well below a living wage.

Family of New York Deli Worker Shot With Officer’s Pistol Sues City

Wali Camara, a deli worker at A&M Deli Grocery in the Bronx, was shot and killed with a NYPD officer’s pistol on Aug. 9. But the person pulling the trigger wasn’t an officer. It was a panhandler that took the officer’s gun out of his holster and fired 15 rounds.

Camara’s family is now suing New York City for $20 million in a wrongful death lawsuit, according to The Grio.

10 Reasons Why We Are Glad To See 2016 Go

Only one more day is left on the 2016 calendar, and it seems as though the world couldn’t be happier about it. From natural disasters to the election of Donald Trump to an overwhelming deluge of celebrity deaths, the past year has been quite the newsmaker with an abundance of poignant lows and only a smattering of profound highs (which is partially why it was so difficult to select only ten events to discuss.)

S.C. State Rep. And Confederate Flag Defender Arrested For Domestic Abuse

South Carolina State Representative Chris Corley has been a vocal supporter of both the Confederate flag and the Second Amendment, even after Dylann Roof killed nine people in a South Carolina church.  It surely made him popular with a portion of the state’s citizens who feel the same.

Corley was arrested Monday after a domestic incident with his wife when he allegedly beat her and pointed a gun at her.