Iowa Football Player

Body Cam Footage Released Of Police Detaining Iowa Football Player

By now, stories of Pokemon Go players ending up in all kinds of awkward situations have surfaced, including strolls through mine fields and discovering dead bodies. But a University of Iowa football player recently found himself “”with four gun barrels staring me in the face,” according to his Facebook account of the experience. Body cam footage has now been released to verify his experience, according to ABC. 

Dr Dre

Dr. Dre Detained By Police At His Own Home After Caller Claims He Was Armed

Dr. Dre was briefly detained in a patrol car in front of his home this Monday morning after a caller claimed he was carrying a gun, according to CNN.

Dre told authorities that he asked the driver of a vehicle that was blocking his driveway to move. The driver reportedly did so, but then returned, prompting the hip-hop mogul to approach them a second time.

Charles Kinsey WSVN

Video Shows Black Man Pleading To Police With Hands Raised Before Being Shot

Charles Kinsey was doing his job when North Miami police arrived to the scene after receiving a call that an armed man was sitting in the middle of a road threatening suicide. In reality, the autistic man had wandered from a mental health center where Kinsey worked and only had a toy truck.

Kinsey followed officers’ orders to lie down on his back with his hands raised but was still shot once in the leg, while the officer fired three times, before being turned over and cuffed, according to the Miami Herald.

NYPD

Police Departments Across the Nation Making Tactical Changes Following Shootings

Police across the United States are on high alert following the deaths of 8 officers on two different occasions. As of July 17, 28 officers had been killed this year compared to only 18 during the same period in 2015. As a result, police departments across the country are changing their tactics and requiring their officers to go out on patrol in pairs.

US President Barack Obama speaks during an interfaith memorial service for the victims of the Dallas police shooting at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on July 12, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
President Barack Obama attended a somber memorial Tuesday to five police officers slain in a sniper ambush in Dallas, as he seeks to unify a country divided by race and politics. / AFP PHOTO

Obama Offers Support to American Police, Does Little to Promote Change

On Monday, after the killing of three police officers in Baton Rouge and a town hall on police brutality last week, President Obama released a statement from the White House in support of law enforcement in the United States.

There is no doubt that it has been a harrowing month with folks on all sides of the issue of police brutality speaking out and speaking up, especially in the wake of the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling earlier this month. However, President Obama’s letter seems to come down on the side of protecting police rather than promoting systemic change.

Gavin Long

Baton Rouge Police Ambushed, 3 Shot Dead, 3 Injured

Following the death of five Dallas police officers and the injury of several others in a shooting, police across the country have been on high alert. However, officers in Baton Rouge, LA., the same city where Alton Sterling was killed, would have their suspicions justified in another heartbreaking tragedy.

This past Sunday morning, a man named Gavin Long ambushed and killed two Baton Rouge police officers and a sheriff’s deputy, according to CNN. Long was later killed after taking part in a gun battle with other officers.