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 …

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

"Become a part of the solution. Serve your communities. Don’t be a part of the problem."<p>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 …

Sharp emotions, further protests deepen nation’s divide over race and policing

The growing national divisions over law enforcement and race hardened further on Sunday as police and political leaders condemned the recent killings of five officers in Dallas. One chief referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “criminals,” while a former D.C. law enforcement leader said the …

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

<b>(Reuters/Brian Webb)</b><p>More Asian Americans are refusing to co-sign “model minority” status used to separate them from other non-whites<p>Paula Young Lee<p>July 11, 2016 10:58pm (UTC)<p>In the wake of the recent police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Asian-American activists are lending their …

Black Lives Matter

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 …

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>Brendan Gauthier<p>July 11, 2016 2:33pm (UTC)<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 …

Black Lives Matter

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>…

LGBTQI

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 …

Alton Sterling

Police more likely to use force on blacks than whites, study shows

<b>(CNN) —</b> A think tank study of thousands of incidents where law enforcement interactions turned forceful concluded blacks are much more likely to be involved than other groups. The Center for Policing Equity report, released Friday, found the average rate of using force among blacks to be 3.6 times …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

<b>French comedian Dieudonné (left) was recently arrested for a Facebook post considered supportive of terrorism. (Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes/Salon)</b><p>Yeah, the French look like merde arresting a comedian for a Facebook post. But we’re free-speech hypocrites too<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>January 17, 2015 5:00pm …

Rights & Freedoms