Miles Turner

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Goldie Taylor—Black Lives Matter Is Our Civil Rights Movement

These are our children—black, white, and otherwise—coming together in those streets and pressing for change.<p>In the wake of 72 hours that saw two more …

Justice

Dallas Police Chief: 'We're Asking Cops To Do Too Much In This Country'

Dallas police chief David Brown is tired.<p>The chief, whose city lost five officers when a sniper opened fire and targeted police at a Black Lives Matter march last week, gave a press conference Monday about the state of affairs not only in his city, but in the nation.<p>“We’re asking cops to do too …

Law Enforcement

Police Shootings Of Black Men Aren't Special. And That's What's So Sad

On Tuesday, in Baton Rouge, La., 37-year-old Alton Sterling was shot by police. The next day, in Falcon Heights, Minn., police shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile. Both were black men, and videos of their deaths have been watched by millions online.<p>These two videos aren't special. And …

A look at recent police shootings involving black men

The shooting deaths of two black men within days by law enforcement officers are the latest in a spate of such cases that have made headlines nationwide in recent months.<p>A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man — identified by relatives as 32-year-old Philando Castile — while he was in a car with a …

Tension spikes in US over police killing of 2 black men, more than 200 arrested

<b>Dallas</b>: More than 200 people were arrested in chaotic scenes during a new night of protests over US police violence towards blacks as authorities …

'Gorgeous, legendary': Black woman in flowing dress facing police in Baton Rouge wows social media

A picture of an unarmed young black woman in a long dress, standing calmly in front of two police officers in full riot gear who arrest her during a …

Solidarity with Black Lives Matter: Asian Americans speaking out against police brutality

More Asian Americans are refusing to co-sign “model minority” status used to separate them from other non-whites<p>In the wake of the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Asian-American activists are lending their voices to fight anti-Black narratives and saying loudly that …

Anonymous declares 'day of solidarity' with Black Lives Matter to protest police brutality

The demonstrations are set to take place across the US on 15 July.<p>Hacktivists aligned with the Anonymous collective have declared a "day of …

Law Enforcement

Rudy Giuliani on “Fox & Friends”: Black Lives Matter “puts a target on the back of police”

Giuliani said BLM and the mainstream media add a racial spin to police shootings, ignore black-on-black violence<p>Former-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined Fox News' "Fox & Friends" to better flesh out his recent argument that the Black Lives Matter movement, "which never protests when every 14 …

Law Enforcement

WATCH: Police Officers Reveal They Are Asked to Target Blacks, Latinos & LGBTQ

Racial profiling is a troubling and longstanding problem in the police force. While some try to deny it, most of us know and understand this reality, even if we just blame it on a few “bad apples.” But a group of police officers of color are speaking out, showing how this issue is actually systemic.<p>…

Teaching black men to code against the backdrop of police killings of black men

Last week I helped to kick off Delaware State University’s inaugural Android Bootcamp as lead instructor. I welcomed a total of 13 students, with little to no programming experience, with the intent of teaching programming and Android fundamentals. The program, hosted by historically black college …

Philando Castile
Justice

Police Officers Leave Lynx Game After Players Wear 'Black Lives Matter' Shirts

A group of Minneapolis police officers opted against providing security during the WNBA game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Dallas Wings on Saturday night after players on the home team spoke out about racial profiling and wore shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.<p>Randy Furst of …

Shopkeeper sues Baton Rouge police in aftermath of black man's death

BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - The owner of a Louisiana convenience store in front of which a black man was killed by police sued the city of Baton Rouge and members of its police force on Monday claiming he was illegally detained and that police took his surveillance video after the shooting.<p>Triple …

Law Enforcement

Dallas Black Police Assn. president: Speech was 'magnificent'

Lt. Thomas Glover, president of the Dallas chapter of the Black Police Assn., called Obama's speech "magnificent."<p>"He was able to merge the solemn occasion of the two young men who lost their lives in Minnesota and Louisiana with the loss of the officers," Glover said.<p>Glover said the president …

Law Enforcement

Trauma Surgeon Who Treated Dallas Cops: ‘This Killing, It Has to Stop’

In an emotional press conference that touched on the complex issues of race, policing and guns, a trauma surgeon who cared for the officers killed in the Dallas ambush, confessed his complicated relationship to the deadly week as a Black man in America.<p>"I want the Dallas PD to also see me, a black …

Law Enforcement

Black and blue: Double despair for African-American police

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even before five fellow Dallas officers were shot and killed earlier this month, and before a shootout on Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, left three officers dead, Morris Pope was already in sorrow.<p>Like much of the country, the senior corporal had seen the police shooting deaths of black …

Law Enforcement

Free speech and state power: Americans shouldn’t feel complacent about French hypocrisy

Yeah, the French look like merde arresting a comedian for a Facebook post. But we’re free-speech hypocrites too<p>Even under the relatively broad construction of freedom of speech we’re accustomed to in the United States, almost everyone up to and including Glenn Greenwald and the ACLU would agree …