"I don't know." That's the response the North Miami police officer gave to shooting victim Charles Kinsey, when he asked why the officer opened fire as he lay flat on the ground, hands outstretched to prove he was no threat to the police.
Larry Mitchell created a "Send Me Back To Africa," GoFundMe page on July 7, one day after the police shooting death of Philando Castile and two days after an officer fatally wounded Alton Sterling. In the wake of the shooting, the nation has deepened a widening divide over race relations and policing.
Mourners gathered at St. Paul Cathedral on Thursday to pay their respects to Philando Castile, the 32-year-old Minnesota man who was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop. During the service, several people who were close to Castile spoke highly of his character. Rev. Steve Daniels Jr. spoke out: “Once again we have the […]
Obama addressed the group, saying, "Not only are there very real problems, but there are still deep divisions about how to solve these problems."
The mother of three from Blue Island, just 16 miles outside of Chicago, says she is unsure where we will go as a country from here, but her protest exemplifies the notion that in the fight for social justice and equality, it is deadly to be silent.
The nation remains in turmoil after Sterling's death, followed by two tragic events--the fatal shooting of Philando Castile and the murder of five Dallas police officers.
Richard Feldman, a former NRA lobbyist told The Post, “The NRA has always made a huge point of noting that our gun laws in this country have been discriminatory against blacks and women and other minorities. At this point, it’s probably better to be criticized for not saying anything than for saying something.”
The captain posted on Facebook after protesters in South Carolina blocked a roadway off of I-26 for over one hour during a march in honor of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two men fatally shot by police last week.
Police have not identified the victims, but the Facebook Live stream was uploaded by a T.J. Williams around 9 p.m. on the social media site, and has over 97,000 views.
Judge Glenda Hatchett and The Hatchett Law Firm will represent the family of Philando Castile in the civil legal matters that led to his death after a traffic stop in Minnesota. She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about why she chose to work with the Castile family and why she had to get involved. […]
Roland Martin talks to Shaun King of the New York Daily News about community policing, the double standard that blacks face and the percentage of cops killed by white vs blacks. “It’s pretty wild. Even after the shooting in Dallas, the majority of officers who’ve been killed in 2016 have been killed by white folks. […]