crime

Brutal beating in Iowa follows the same narrative in the murder of Amaud Arbery in Georgia

Whites claimed both black men were burglars. They weren’t.   The brutal beating of a black man in Iowa follows the same pattern of two other white men taking the law into their own hands and murdering Amaud Arbery, 25, in Georgia earlier this year because they suspected him of burglarizing homes in the neighborhood although police said none had[Read More…]

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Covid-19 delays legislation that will help wrongfully convicted

The Innocence Project of New Orleans said it will continue its efforts to pass legislation to increase the annual compensation for the wrongfully convicted although state legislators are unlikely to address it this session because of the coronavirus pandemic. State Representatives Tanner Magee and Ted James have been lobbying to pass HB570, which would increase the compensation to $40,000 per[Read More…]

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…]

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…]