Deadly police shootings

Report: police killings are the leading cause of death among black men

  Report challenges the accepted belief that other black men are the leading killers of black men Police in the United States kill more people than other industrial countries   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Police violence is the leading cause of death among young men, especially young black men, according to scientific report published recently. The study, which looked[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…]

Police killings challenge the mental health of black Americans

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Police killings of unarmed African Americans have a deep psychological effect on the entire black community, causing many who weren’t in the line of fire to feel psychically wounded, according to a study published by The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. Police killings of unarmed black Americans add 1 to 7 additional[Read More…]