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Here's The Trailer For 'Crown Heights,' Based On The True Story Of A Wrongful Conviction

<i>Crown Heights</i>, the prison drama about the life of a wrongfully convicted Brooklyn man, is coming to the big screen next month, and this week we got …

Movies

Body Camera Video Allegedly Shows Baltimore Police ‘Plant’ Drugs

Body camera video produced Wednesday appears to show a Baltimore police officer plant drugs in late January, an act that later resulted in a criminal arrest.<p>The 90-second Baltimore police body camera video, which was made public by the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, belongs to Officer …

Policing

102 Synthetic Weed Overdoses in Three Days in One County: What You’re Not Being Told

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b> <b>Op-ed</b><b>)</b> <i>Lancaster County, PA —</i> Last weekend, 102 people overdosed on synthetic marijuana in Lancaster County, PA. Though no deaths were …

Cannabis

Florida's first black state attorney asks cops why they pulled her over

Body camera footage released by the Orlando Police Department last month shows Florida's first and only black state attorney asking police officers …

Florida

John Crawford III, Sean Williams: Officer who killed Walmart shopper won't face federal charges, Justice D

DAYTON, Ohio - The Justice Department says it won't bring federal charges against a white police officer who killed a black shopper carrying an air …

Policing

American tourist killed in Greece was fatally beaten over a selfie, police say

American Bakari Henderson was killed by a group of as many as 15 men because of an argument over a selfie at a bar on a Greek island, police said.<p>A confrontation began after Henderson, who was vacationing with friends, asked to take a picture with a waitress, and quickly escalated into a fistfight …

Crime

Minnesota officer who killed Philando Castile formally leaves police department, given $48,500 buyout

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop was acquitted on all charges by a jury on June 16, nearly a year after his death. (Victoria Walker/The Washington Post)<p>The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a July 2016 traffic stop …

Policing

Portugal charges 18 police with 'torture' of black men

All officers at a station in Alfragide face trial on torture and racially-motivated crime charges over a 2015 incident.<p>All 18 officers at a Portuguese police station have been charged with torture, kidnapping and other crimes allegedly motivated by racism, prosecutors have said.<p>The Lisbon …

Portugal

Black teenager says California police wrongly roughed her up

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A black woman contends she was confronted by police at gunpoint, punched in the mouth and bitten by a police dog after she was mistaken for a much larger bald man suspected of threatening people with a machete.<p>Tatyana Hargrove's account is contained in a video posted on …

Policing

Federal Appeals Court: You Have a Constitutional Right to Film Police Officers in Public

The First Amendment protects individuals’ right to film the police.Mike Tigas/Flickr On Friday, a panel of judges for the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of …

Law

Police kill shooter firing from boat in Seattle suburb

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police shot and killed a man Sunday morning who spent several hours firing a gun from a boat anchored off an island near Seattle.<p>The shooting ended an incident that had begun about 8:30 p.m. local time Saturday, Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner told CNN Sunday morning.<p>Police …

Policing

Jury: Newlywed Had Husband Killed to Get His Insurance Money

Casey Leins | June 6, 2017<p>These states have the lowest unemployment rates and the highest job growth and labor force participation.<p>Casey Leins | June …

Crime

Prosecutor shocked by mistrial for cop who killed black man

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Saturday that he was shocked when a judge declared a mistrial in the case of a white former Tulsa police officer who fatally shot his daughter's black boyfriend because jurors had deliberated for only a few hours.<p>It was the third mistrial in nine …

Crime

Funeral set for woman killed in road rage shooting

A funeral service is set for a recent high school graduate who was fatally shot during a road rage confrontation in Pennsylvania.<p>A service for …

Criminal Justice

Slain Texas Girl, 13, Was Allegedly Kidnapped for Ransom and Killed Over Family Friend’s Drug Feud

Police said the missing 13-year-old Texas girl whose body was found in a Dallas home Sunday was kidnapped for ransom and killed over an alleged drug …

Crime

Reports of the Death of Jim Crow Prove Greatly Exaggerated

One of America’s most cherished myths is that the civil rights movement killed Jim Crow. It didn’t. For more than a century, that dirty bird has proven itself almost immortal.<p>Who was—who is—Jim Crow? For the record, he is both much less and much more than a man. In 1828, an elderly black stableman, …

Racism

Ben Carson Calls Slaves ‘Immigrants’ in First HUD Remarks

Newly appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson offered few policy specifics during his first address to employees on Monday, a meandering speech marked by a startling comparison between slaves brought to the U.S. and immigrants.<p>Carson's remarks on immigration recalled a Texas …

Ben Carson

Mass Grave of Dozens of Tortured Black Men Found in Deceased KKK Leader’s Estate?

A horrifying tale of racially-motivated violence originated with a fake news site.

Fact Checking
Policing

Seattle police spokesman plays video game while talking about fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles; video removed

Officer Sean Whitcomb played the video game “Destiny,” a first-person shooter-style game, while expressing sorrow about how the Charleena Lyles …

Policing

LAPD arrests officer accused of unlawful sex with teen

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says he personally arrested one of his own officers on Thursday.<p>Beck arrested 10-year veteran LAPD officer …

Policing

‘Making a Murderer’ Confession Was Coerced, Federal Judges Affirm

CHICAGO — The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Thursday.<p>Brendan Dassey, 27, was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in the death of …

Crime

Footage Of Philando Castile's Girlfriend's Daughter Is HEARTBREAKING (VIDEO)

Philando Castile

Watchdog group accuses private prison company of illegally funding a Trump super-PAC

Barbed wire fence layed around prison wallsjosefkubes/iStock<p>It’s no secret that President Donald Trump has been very good for private prison …

Angela Davis: ‘unbroken line of police violence in US back to slavery’

The activist, feminist and revolutionary explains how the ‘prison industrial complex’ profits from black people, that Barack Obama can’t be blamed for the lack of progress on race, and why Beyoncé is not a terrorist<p>“There is an unbroken line of police violence in the United States that takes us all …

Racism

Seattle officers in fatal shooting had crisis training

SEATTLE (AP) — Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a pregnant woman inside her apartment had been trained to deal with people showing signs of mental illness or other behavior crises.<p>Officials also say the officers had at least one less-lethal way to handle the woman who they knew had a …

Philando Castile shooting: 18 arrested as thousands protest verdict

<b>St. Paul, Minnesota (CNN) —</b> Thousands of protesters gathered Friday night after a jury found a police officer not guilty in last year's fatal shooting of motorist Philando Castile.<p>Minnesota State Patrol said it arrested 18 protesters following demonstrations on Interstate 94 in St. Paul. They were …

Policing

Minn. officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile during traffic stop, dismissed from police force

The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop was acquitted on all charges by a jury Friday, a decision that came nearly a year after the encounter was partially streamed online to a rapt nation in the midst of a painful reckoning over shootings by law …

Policing

Federal agents arrest Vagos motorcycle gang members in California, Nevada and Hawaii raids

Federal agents launched a sweeping operation against the Vagos biker gang Friday, arresting many of the group’s leaders in raids throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii, authorities said.<p>A grand jury indictment that was unsealed after the coordinated, early-morning arrests leveled federal …

Crime