While they’re likely to be utterly pissed and confused about it, the self-designated “White Lives Matter” group has officially been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The organization will be included in the next update of their “Hate Map,” which tracks the locations of hate groups across the country.
No matter how often it’s said, people still appear to believe that the Black Lives Matter is somehow racist. Despite multiple people giving explanation after explanation saying otherwise, a select population feels that the movement is actually anti-white.
A group of protestors in Houston took that inaccurate assumption and staged a demonstration in front of the Houston NAACP office with assault rifles and confederate flags, according to USA Today.
Given recent events, every instance of police shooting civilians – especially, black civilians – is going to come under scrutiny. Questions are sure to arise of whether or not deadly force was necessary and if victims may have been profiled in the first place. While it’s too early for definitive answers, those same questions are now being aimed at Houston police.
Two Houston police officers, both with ten or more years experience, saw a man standing in the street with a revolver in his hand. The man, later identified as Alva Braziel, was reportedly asked to lower his weapon by both officers and a witness. Instead, according to CBS, he raised it towards the sky, lowered it in the officers direction and they both fired multiple shots.
Houston Police Officer K. Levi fatally shot unarmed Peter Matthew Gaines on March 12, 2016 around 5:45 pm. According to ABC13, Levi shot Gaines for fear of his own safety after he charged the officer despite being tased twice in the chest. An HPD spokesperson said it was believed that Gaines was on drugs and agitated.
Texas administrators have instructed faculty members to steer clear from teaching controversial course material for “safety concerns” due to a new law which allows people to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.
A grand jury in Houston declined to indict a police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black man.
The Harris County, Texas, grand jury deliberated for months to determine whether police officer Juventino Castro should face criminal charges for Jordan Baker’s shooting death.
Houston officials and residents honored civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a statue on Saturday.
National leaders and activists have been pushing for the statue for decades.
A Houston couple says they were intimidated into a strip search over $3 earrings while shopping at a local beauty supply store.
Deadra Pattum and her fiance John Marsden say they were humiliated inside of Y Beauty Supply when they stopped by to purchase some hair extensions.
A Texas father shot and killed a 17-year-old boy after finding him in his daughter’s bedroom Thursday morning.
Johran McCormick died after sustaining wounds at a residence inside a Spring-area home on Bridgestone Lakes subdivision off FM 2920.
13-year-old Landry Thompson traveled to Houston for a training session with some of the best dancers in the industry. Thompson, accompanied by dance instructor Emanuel Hurd and another dancer, stopped at what should have been a routine gas station stop for a brief nap before heading back home to Oklahoma. The trio ended up surrounded by police officers, with Thompson being hauled off to Child Protective Services.