Deadly police shootings

The Wilmington, N.C., police department fires three patrolmen for racist video comments

In 1898, armed white supremacists overthrew the city’s democratically elected government because black men had obtained positions power and their influence was increasing   Wilmington, North Carolina, Police Chief Donny Williams has fired three white uniformed officers for their video-recorded racist comments in which one officer, Michael K. Piner, said a “civil war is coming, and I can’t wait to[Read More…]

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Washington state police to investigate death of a black man in police custody

  Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has ordered the state patrol to take over the investigation into the death of Manuel Ellis, a black man, who died in the custody of the Tacoma, Washington, police. Governor Inslee ordered Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste to begin collecting records from the Pierce County Sheriff and forming an investigative team. After the[Read More…]

Washington state patrol to investigate death of a black man in police custody

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has ordered the state patrol to take over the investigation into the death of Manuel Ellis, a black men, who died in the custody of the Tacoma, Washington, police. Governor Inslee ordered Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste to begin collecting records from the Pierce County Sheriff and forming an investigative team. After the investigation[Read More…]

Rayshard Brooks is buried

Rev. Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr.,  spoke at Rayshard Brooks’ funeral service Tuesday, telling attendees they must continue their fight for justice.  “We cannot stop our demonstrations until our voices are heard and our demands for police reform are met,” Rev. King said during the service at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta where her[Read More…]

Former Atlanta cop charged with felony murder in the deadly shooting of Rayshard Brooks

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   Paul L. Howard, Jr., the Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney, today charged former Atlanta police officer, Garrett Rolfe, with felony murder and 10 other crimes, including aggravated assault, resulting from Friday’s deadly shooting of a fleeing Rayshard Brooks. Following the shooting in which Brooks was shot twice in the back, Rolfe said “I[Read More…]

Police killer of a black man went through de-escalation training

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Garrett Rolfe, a six-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, who shot a fleeing Rayshard Brooks twice in the back, killing him, had completed de-escalation and cultural-awareness training after which he received a department certificate. However, in 2017, the department reprimanded him with a use of force complaint. Employees of an Atlanta Wendy’s restaurant called[Read More…]

Congressional Black Caucus introduces legislation to make the police more accountable

U.S. cops kill more people than any other country in the developed world By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   The Congressional Black Caucus on Monday introduced “The Justice in Policing Act of 2020,” legislation designed to make the nation’s police more accountable to the nation’s citizens, especially its black citizens, in the wake of the brutal in police custody death[Read More…]

Independent autopsy said Floyd’s death at the hands of a cop was a homicide

An independent autopsy of George Floyd, who died Monday in Minneapolis police custody, concluded his death was a homicide. The autopsy, commissioned by Floyd’s family, reported that Floyd “died of asphyxia due to neck and back compression that cut off blood flow to his brain,” according to Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Floyd’s family.  The 46-year-old Floyd died after Minneapolis[Read More…]