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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…]

Texas mass murderer admired Dylann Roof who slaughtered blacks during Bible study

By Frederick Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Patrick Crusius, the white supremacist gunman who shot to death 20 people and wounded 26 others on Saturday in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, admired Dylann Roof. Roof murdered nine black parishioners attending Bible study on June 17, 2015 at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Devin P. Kelley, who shot to death 26 people[Read More…]

Black Homicide Victims’ Families Less Likely to Receive Victim Compensation

  By The Sentencing Project Oklahoma’s Victims Compensation Program denies aid to the families of black homicide victims more often than to other racial groups, according to a recent analysis by The Frontier. The compensation program was created to assist families with funds for funeral expenses, counseling, and loss of support. The analysis found 38% of applications involving black homicide[Read More…]

Attorney: pipe bomber was inspired by Trump’s racist rhetoric

Trump’s verbal attacks also put Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in danager Cesar Sayoc, Jr., who the FBI arrested in 2018 for mailing pipe bombs to former President Barack Obama and other black elected officials, was inspired to do harm by President Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric against his political opponents, his court-appointed attorneys argued.. The FBI intercepted the pipe bombs before they[Read More…]

Thirteen Philadelphia cops face dismissal over racist Facebook posts

  By Stender Von Oehsen, Julian Gonzalez and Radhika Upadhye | Of Injustice Watch   The Philadelphia police commissioner announced on Thursday the department’s intention to fire 13 officers who published offensive posts on Facebook, and to suspend several additional officers. The announcement follows the June 1 Injustice Watch report, copublished with Buzzfeed News, of the release of a compilation[Read More…]

The number of women sentenced to life in prison is rapidly growing, according to a study by the Sentencing Project

  Women represent only 3 percent prison inmates sentenced to life in prison but they represent a fast-growing segment of the lifer population, according to a study released by the Sentencing Project Nationwide one of every 15 women in prison — nearly 7,000 women — is serving a life or virtual life sentence. One-third of them have no chance for[Read More…]