Imani Perry is a well-known professor of African-American studies at Princeton University. But that didn’t protect her from enduring what she’s recalling as a terrifying experience when she was arrested, patted down by a male officer and handcuffed to a table because of a three-year-old parking ticket.
A further investigation into the Sandra Bland case raises new questions. For those who do not remember, Sandra Bland was the Chicago woman who died last year in a Texas jail cell. The officer who arrested Bland is now charged with a misdemeanor.
After acknowledging the initial horror many experienced when viewing video footage of Laquan McDonald being shot and killed by Chicago police, everyone started to notice the same thing – there was no sound. New records suggest that was more than a mere coincidence and reveals a pattern in CPD officers tampering with dashcams and hiding microphones.
According to the New York Times, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier called 911 three times before the police shot him.
There have been new findings from a December police shooting in Chicago which left LeGrier, a college student who was experiencing a mental episode, and his neighbor dead after being hung up on by an impatient dispatcher. When LeGrier did not give identifying information, the dispatcher hung up on him.
The former Oklahoma City police officer, Daniel Holtzclaw, has been sentenced to 263 years in prison on Thursday, which was a month after he was convicted of rapes and other sexual offenses that occurred while he was working.
The St. Paul Minnesota Police Department has placed an officer on leave while it looks into claims that he has put on Facebook telling drivers to run over protestors who advocated against the police killings of two black men in 2015.
Could you imagine a society where the police brutality cases were simply isolated incidents? What would the world look like if we could individually look at the act of police killing Black Americans as mistakes separate from one another?
Those questions arise as a new Public Religion Research Institute survey has found that white Christians are less likely than other groups to believe that the experiences that black Americans face.
In 2013, 461 people were shot and killed by police in the United States. One victim’s final words were released with more information in Chicago on Friday, January 15.
The New York news station, NY1, is suing the New York Police Department for charging $36,000 to see police body camera footage. A reporter for the news station sent a Freedom of Information Law request to NYPD’s legal office for 190 hours of unedited videos. Four months later, the police department said that they would only show edited clips from the camera for $36,000.
Apparently, the Oregon militiamen don’t care for all the care packages that they’ve been receiving.
In a video Facebook post by one of the group’s organizers, Jon Ritzheimer, criticized people who were sending him “hate” mail. Among the items included in this pre-packaged enmity delivered by the postal service? A dildo.