Deadly police shootings

Museum Will be a Memorial to Lynching Victims

Soil from over 300 lynching sites has been collected By Frederick H. Lowe The Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners denied fair and just treatment in the legal system, intends to open in 2018 the first national memorial to African-American victims of lynchings. The memorial will be located on six acres[Read More…]


African-American Cop Who Shot to Death a Brain-Damaged Black Man Will Not Face Charges

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg cop who shot to death a black man, who suffered brain damage as the result of a motorcycle accident that left him depressed and paranoid, will not be charged in the deadly shooting because the victim had a loaded gun, District Attorney Andrew Murray said Wednesday during a news conference. Brently Vinson, an African-American officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg[Read More…]

Minnesota Cop Charged in Shooting Death of a Black Man

By Frederick H. Lowe A Minnesota cop charged in the shooting death of a black man following a traffic stop is scheduled to appear in court this morning. The Ramsey County, Minn., attorney’s office on Wednesday charged Jeronimo Yanez, a St. Anthony police officer, with second degree manslaughter in the murder of Philando Castile, 32, whose shooting death was livestreamed[Read More…]


Minnesota police murder black male motorist reaching for his ID By Frederick H. Lowe Police shot to death a black-male motorist during a traffic stop Wednesday night in Falcon Heights, Minn., in front the victim’s girlfriend and their four-year old daughter. The deadly shooting of Philando Castile, 32-year-old kitchen supervisor for the St. Paul School District, was captured on Facebook[Read More…]

Gary, Indiana, didn’t report any police shootings in 2015

  By Frederick H. Lowe GARY, IND. —At a time when police shootings of unarmed blacks have become numbingly routine, Gary, Ind.’s police department stands out for a good reason. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced last week at the National Black Political Convention that Gary’s police department did not have an officer-involved shooting in 2015. Larry McKinley, Gary’s police chief, added[Read More…]

Black man heads troubled San Francisco Police Department

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Thursday named Deputy Police Chief Toney Chaplin acting chief of the San Francisco Police Department, following Chief Greg Suhr’s resignation from a department that has a reputation for killing unarmed blacks. Mayor Lee asked Suhr to resign on Thursday following the deadly police shooting that same day of an unarmed black woman who was[Read More…]

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