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Grand Jury Won’t Indict Ohio Officer in Killing of Boy, 13

A grand jury in Columbus, Ohio, declined on Friday to indict a white police officer who fatally shot a 13-year-old black boy who was brandishing a BB gun, finding that the officer’s actions were justified, city officials and the police said.<p>The officer, Bryan Mason, had chased Tyre King into an …

Policing

Three teenagers arrested in kidnapping and killing of 6-year-old boy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three Mississippi teenagers are accused of killing a 6-year-old boy after stealing the car he was left in.<p>The child, Kingston Frazier, was left alone in a Toyota Camry in a Kroger parking lot around 1:15 a.m. Thursday, authorities said.<p>The three suspects pulled into the parking lot in a …

Crime

Witnesses: Black man posed no threat before officer shot him

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Oklahoma police officer didn't say or do anything to suggest he posed a threat to the officers at the scene, six witnesses said during the first day of testimony in her manslaughter trial.<p>The testimony on Wednesday …

Policing

Missouri sheriff involved in inmate death removed from job

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri sheriff who was arrested last month on assault and other charges has been suspended from office after he was involved in a jail altercation last week in which an inmate died, the state's top prosecutor said.<p>Attorney General Josh Hawley said in a news release …

Crime
Crime

Hate crime is suspected after a gunman kills 3 white men in downtown Fresno

Kori Ali Muhammad told his family there was a war going on between blacks and whites in America.<p>On social media, he referred to white people as “devils.” Earlier in the year, he released a rap album replete with violent, explicit, racially-charged lyrics, including referring to himself in one song …

California

LAPD officers expected to face more scrutiny over shootings with new rules

For nearly two years, the Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian bosses have embarked on a high-profile campaign to curb the number of shootings by officers, pushing department brass for more training and less-lethal devices.<p>This week, the Police Commission will consider taking a major step to …

Policing

Ohio cops hunt for man who broadcast fatal shooting on Facebook

With a phone in one hand and a gun in the other, a psycho approached a random elderly man in Cleveland and shot him dead, filming the callous killing …

Crime

Two police officers fired after video shows handcuffed man being kicked in the head

Two Georgia police officers have been fired after videos surfaced on social media showing them punching and then kicking a man in the head, authorities said.<p>Gwinnett County police said late Thursday that Sgt. Michael Bongiovanni was fired after authorities discovered a video showing Bongiovanni …

Policing

After witness recants, man jailed for 27 years gets released

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The key witness in a murder that sent a teenage boy to prison for 27 years recanted Thursday and accused authorities of coercing her testimony. The stunning declaration led a judge to set bail in the case, drawing a gasp from the packed courtroom and sending the defendant's …

Lemon and Lord have fiery argument over race

Video Shows Cop Slam, Beat Black Pedestrian After Alleged Jaywalking

The Sacramento Police Department on Tuesday announced a formal investigation into the actions of one of their officers who was seen slamming a black man to the ground and beating him — all sparked by an alleged case of jaywalking.<p>The video, released Monday, has sparked national outrage. It shows …

Policing

Man's body seen thrown from plane and found on roof of Mexican hospital

The body of a man, who witnesses said was tossed from a plane, landed on a hospital roof in Mexico's northern Sinaloa state on Wednesday, according to a public health service official in the region, which is home to notorious drug traffickers.<p>The body landed on the roof of a public health service …

Mexico

LAPD could begin using the world's first 'pursuit-rated' hybrid patrol car

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the world’s first “pursuit-rated” hybrid police car and the Los Angeles Police Department may be among the first agencies to have one.<p>The company introduced the vehicle at police headquarters in Los Angeles, accompanied by LAPD representatives.<p>The Ford Police Responder …

Probation Officer Raped Her at Home

Kim Adams was told she was two months too late to sue Reyes Soberon and California officials for sexual assaults he admitted to committing at his office and inside her home.<p>Probation officer Reyes Soberon Jr.’s guilty plea of sexually assaulting Kim Adams while she was under his supervision should …

Crime

Inside America's For-Profit Bail System - Justice - VICE Video

Justice

How Police Departments Use Civil Forfeiture to Collect Billions - Justice - VICE Video

Law
Racism

HEAR IT: Oklahoma man calls 911 after killing 3 teen intruders

Authorities released the 911 call made by an Oklahoma man who killed three teen intruders.

Crime

Wyclef Jean Documents Being Handcuffed by LAPD: ‘Another Case of Mistaken Identity’

Singer and actor Wyclef Jean has posted a video of himself being handcuffed by Los Angeles police officers after they apparently mistook him for a …

Crime

Why It's So Hard To Escape The Grips Of The Prison System When You're Poor

Doing jail time or even being accused of a crime is only the beginning of an invisible cage that will follow you for the rest of your life.

Study Finds Americans See Black Men as Larger And More Threatening Than White Men of The Same Size

Men of the same size are viewed by Americans as larger and more threatening if they are black, according to new research published by the American …

The Video Game Trying to Stanch the ‘Carnage’ in Chicago

President Donald Trump wants the bloodletting to stop. So do the creators of ‘We Are Chicago.’<p>I<i>t’s a pleasant summer evening, and the fragrant smell of spaghetti and meatballs wafts through the air as you sit down to dinner with your mother and sister. The food is warm and so is the conversation.</i> …

University of Wisconsin Student Op-Ed: Mentioning Race of Black Suspects in Crime Alerts is Dangerous for Black People

From The College Fix:In a <i>Daily Cardinal</i> op-ed, Caitlin Tyler-Richards, Irene Toro Martinez, Leland Pan, and Rachel Gross write “It is disheartening, …

Racism

In small town America, sometimes prisons are the best bet

Some actually fight to have one built in their backyard<p><i>By John Eason</i><p>Most of us would object to a prison in our backyard, but the economic situation …

Attorney General Reverses Obama-Era Plan To Limit Use Of Private Prisons

Jeff Sessions wrote in a memo that an Obama-era plan to scale back the use of federally funded private prisons had impaired the government’s ability to “meet the future needs of the federal correctional system.”<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday reversed an Obama-era directive aimed at …

Prison

Princeton University Student: University is Teaching Us to Hate Each Other

From the Daily Wire:A freshman at Princeton University, an Ivy League school in New Jersey, penned an article in <i>Quillette</i>​ discussing the hostile …

Education

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In the 1980s, gang signs were the secret visual language of the streets

Hands up, sets out<p>In 1988, Los Angeles was in hysterics over the mounting visibility of its homegrown street gangs. Public shootouts and innocent …

Visual Language