Columbus Police Officer Zachary Rosen is under investigation after video footage has been released showing him kicking a restrained man in the head. He’s been placed on “non-patrol duty,” according to NBC.
A Sacramento police officer has been placed on administrative leave after cell phone footage showed him charging at a pedestrian, throwing him to the ground and punching him several times for what appears to be nothing more than jaywalking.
In July 2016, Charles Kinsey was shot by a North Miami police officer while laying on the ground with his hands raised. The officer who shot him claimed that he couldn’t tell if the autistic patient Kinsey was sitting next to was armed or simply holding a toy truck, which was the case.
The distrust between police officers and people of color doesn’t go away just because they’ve obtained fame and increased added commas to their bank accounts. They still feel the tension in the communities and are often harassed and wrongfully arrested themselves. To prove that they’re not removed from the international dialogue on police violence, a group of NFL players went back to Capitol Hill this week to speak with members of Congress about what could be done.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that state officials are investigating the shooting death of Rodney James Hess, 36, along Highway 412 near Alamo, Tennessee.
Many of the deaths at the hands of police are underscored by a common thread of mental health needs that often goes ignored by the public. The latest example of a black person being killed while suffering from an “episode” is Desmond Phillips, 25, who was shot after his father called police to their shared apartment in Chico, California.
If you thought that Dave Chappelle was living it up in a deluxe penthouse in New York City you wouldn’t be further from the truth. The comedy star and his family actually live a mostly quiet life on a farm in a town called Yellow Springs, Ohio.
However, despite living in a village of less than 4,000 people, Chappelle still can’t escape police violence and chose to speak out on it at a recent town hall meeting.
State violence does not only show up as false arrests and physical harm. State violence is also the unwillingness of the State to rehabilitate those that are impacted by it’s terrorizing reach.
An interracial couple in Stamford, Connecticut is taking a stand against the harassment they’ve received because of their relationship and local police’s inability to find those responsible.
Heather Lindsay and Lexene Charles returned home on Jan. 14 to find “N*GGER” spray-painted on their garage door. Since then, the disgusting mark remains, despite the threat of $100 daily fines and potential criminal charges.