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Blacks in Law Enforcement expresses concern about releasing prisoners during the pandemic

By Frederick H. Lowe There’s a nationwide push by some to release elderly,  chronically ill and nonviolent inmates from the nation’s prisons and jails to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Blacks In Law Enforcement of America are skeptical about these efforts.   Blacks in Law Enforcement asks if it is a good idea to release inmates from jail during COVID-19[Read More…]

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Groups push for release of some federal inmates because of COVID-19

Six national organizations have mailed a letter to President Trump urging him to commute the federal sentences of elderly inmates and those suffering from chronic conditions who may be eligible for compassionate release because of the coronavirus. “As the United States continues to combat the global health pandemic rapidly spreading throughout the country, it is critical that we not forget[Read More…]

Advance Peace’s innovative approach to crime cuts shootings

Advance Peace, a Richmond, California-based organization which pays young men to avoid involvement in shootings, said what they are doing is working and it is saving taxpayers money. Between 2018 and 2019, Advance Peace had nearly 200 Peacemaker Fellows. The organization noted that: 99 percent are alive 95 percent don’t have any new firearm related injuries 89 percent are not[Read More…]

L.A. county to dismiss 66,000 pot convictions

A partnership between the Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Code for America has announced that 66,000 marijuana convictions will be dismissed under Proposition 64, a state law that legalized recreational pot use for adults. The action in Los Angeles completes a five-county Clear My Record pilot that includes San Francisco, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Contra Costa counties. The counties[Read More…]

White supremacists branch out to drug and gun trafficking

    Sixty-four members of white supremacist gangs, also deeply involved in illegal drug trafficking and the violence associated with supporting the criminal enterprise, have been convicted and sentenced to a combined 820 years in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, based in Dallas, reported Friday. This marks the second round of sentencings in the[Read More…]

Court okays lawsuit against the FBI in Dylann Roof massacare at a black church

Roof never should have been permitted to buy the gun he used to murder members of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church because of a prior drug arrest, but the FBI botched the federal background check, enabling the purchase By Frederick H Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The survivors and estates of nine black parishioners slaughtered by white supremacist Dylann Roof during a church Bible[Read More…]

Black police sergeant punished for Eric Garner’s death

Punishment follows firing of officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed Garner The New York City Police Department has disciplined Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, supervisor of police officer Daniel Pantaleo who murdered Eric Garner over the sale of loose or untaxable cigarettes. The department recently fired Pantaleo after he employed a chokehold, ruled illegal by the police department, to murder of Garner in[Read More…]

Florida jury convicts white man in the deadly shooting of a black man involving the state’s stand your ground law

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Florida’s stand your ground law was seriously wounded on Friday, but only time will tell if its mortally wounded. A Florida jury found Michael Drejka, a white man, guilty of the manslaughter in the July 18, 2018, shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, an unarmed black man, during a fight over a Clearwater convenience store[Read More…]

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross who suspended cops for posting racist posts on Facebook is forced to resign because of allegations of sexism throughout the department

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr., who suspended cops who posted racist comments on Facebook, was brought down because of allegations of sexual harassment, gender and racial discrimination within the department. Ross, who was named superintendent of the nation’s fourth largest police department on January 5, 2016, resigned August 20, 2019. “New allegations of[Read More…]

White gunman kills 9 in Dayton, including six blacks, just hours after a mass shooting in Texas

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   A white gunman, wearing body armor and carrying a rifle with a hundred rounds of ammunition, shot to death nine people, including six blacks, early Sunday morning in a Dayton, Ohio, entertainment district. The deadly shooting by Connor Betts, 24, who lived in the mostly white suburb of Bellbrook, occurred several hours after Patrick[Read More…]