Deadly police shootings

Black cop charged with shooting to death handcuffed African-American prisoner inside a police car

  By Frederick H Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Prince George’s County, Maryland, police have arrested an African American officer in the deadly shooting of a handcuffed black prisoner sitting inside a police cruiser. Police charged Corporal Michael Owen, Jr., a 10-year department veteran, with second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, first degree assault and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime[Read More…]


NFL airs public service announcement about a deadly police shooting of a stranded black motorist during the AFC championship game

  The NFL aired a dramatic ad during Sunday’s AFC championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans about a cop shooting to death a black musician whose van had broken down along the side of the road. Anquan Boldin, who was playing for the San Francisco 49ers at the time, was the ad’s narrator. Boldin’s wife[Read More…]

Report: police killings are a leading cause of death of black men

  Police in the United States kill more people than police in all other industrial countries   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Police violence is a leading cause of death among young men, especially young black men, according to a scientific report published recently. The study, which looked at police use of force, found that black men are 2.5 times[Read More…]

Judge recommends New York City Police Department fire cop who murdered Eric Garner

  Police Commissioner, however, has the final say An administrative law judge has recommended that the New York City Police Department fire patrolman Daniel Pantaleo for the 2014 choking death of Eric Garner, which sparked demonstrations across the country, protesting the deadly treatment of black men by police. While in Pantaleo’s death grip, Garner begged for his life 11 times[Read More…]

Cops in separate cities won’t be charged for shooting to death an unarmed black man in the back and murdering another man whose hands were up to surrender

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said yesterday that he will not charge two Sacramento, California, police officers who shot to death an unarmed black man in the backyard of his grandmother’s home. An independent investigation into the shooting death of Stephon Clark found that no criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting can be sustained, Becerra said in[Read More…]

Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 81 months for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald

First successful murder prosecution in 40 years of a Chicago cop Sentence is considered too short   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke’s African-American brother- in-law said Van Dyke wasn’t a racist although he shot to death Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black teenager holding a pen knife in a non-threatening way,  brutalized other black men[Read More…]

Dallas cop fired for shooting to death her neighbor

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall today fired police officer Amber Guyger for shooting to death Botham Shem Jean after she mistakenly entered his apartment thinking it was hers and he was a burglar. Chief Hall said over Twitter that an Internal Affairs investigation was held today, September 24, and it was determined that Guyger[Read More…]

Dallas police officer arrested in deadly shooting of Botham Shem Jean

  Amber Guyger was charged with manslaughter and released on $300,000 bond. Her case will go before a grand jury and the charges could be upgraded.   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Amber Guyger, a Dallas police officer, who entered the wrong apartment, mistakenly believing it was  where she lived and shooting and killing the actual tenant, was arrested Sunday[Read More…]