Day: June 24, 2020

Washington state police to investigate death of a black man in police custody

  Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has ordered the state patrol to take over the investigation into the death of Manuel Ellis, a black man, who died in the custody of the Tacoma, Washington, police. Governor Inslee ordered Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste to begin collecting records from the Pierce County Sheriff and forming an investigative team. After the[Read More…]

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Court agrees to hear Bill Cosby’s appeal

The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to review comedian Bill Cosby’s 2018 conviction for sexual assault in which carried a prison sentence of  three to 10 years. Cosby has been in prison nearly two years. A jury found Cosby, 82, guilty of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. A three-judge appellate panel upheld[Read More…]

Washington state patrol to investigate death of a black man in police custody

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has ordered the state patrol to take over the investigation into the death of Manuel Ellis, a black men, who died in the custody of the Tacoma, Washington, police. Governor Inslee ordered Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste to begin collecting records from the Pierce County Sheriff and forming an investigative team. After the investigation[Read More…]

Chinese Americans side with Black Lives Matter

We’re All in this Together by Rosemary Eng BlackmansStreet.Today The video of George Floyd was “transformational” for all of America,” said former Washington State Gov. Gary Locke, now interim president of Bellevue College, at a Zoom discussion on Asian American Allyship for Black Lives Matter. “We (Asians) simply have to be involved.” Hosted by the Museum of Chinese in America[Read More…]

One of the cops who murdered Breonna Taylor is fired

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The Louisville Metro Police Department Tuesday fired Brett Hankison, one of three officers involved in the March 13 murder of Breonna Taylor during a raid of her apartment. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Police Chief Robert J. Schroeder wrote in a termination letter to Hankison, a detective, stating that he violated rules and regulations andthe[Read More…]