Police Shooting

The Justice Department is investigating the Tulsa police shooting of an unarmed Black man. They are looking into a possible civil rights violation.

Friends and neighbors held a vigil for the North Carolina deaf man fatally shot by a state trooper. So far the police have been silent about the deadly encounter.

Award-winning author and film producer Evie Rhodes has written several books about the tragedies and senseless violence in our communities.  Her most recent novel turned movie, Expired, highlights a mother’s struggle to cope with the death of her son. On May 20th, Rhodes’ 24-year-old son James Rhodes, was shot and killed in Camden, New Jersey. This tragic […]

Detective Gordon's comments, initially reported last month shortly after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, marked the simmering tension between the Black community and law enforcement over police interactions.

"To say that we didn't mean to shoot the African-American guy, we meant to shoot the guy with the disability makes the person's life worth nothing," said Matthew Dietz, the Soto family attorney, in an interview with NBC.

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Video has emerged of North Miami police shooting an unarmed black behavioral therapist, who was helping an autistic patient that had run away from a nearby group home.  The video shows Charles Kinsey of Florida pleading with police to not shoot him as he was laying on the ground with his hands in the air, […]

https://twitter.com/DallasPD/status/751262719584575488 Dallas Police on Thursday may have identified the wrong man as a suspect in the shooting deaths of four officers. The man, Mark Hughes, later turned himself into police, CBS News reports: CBS Dallas Fort Worth affiliate KTVT spoke to Corey Hughes, a protest organizer who claimed to be the identified suspect’s brother. Hughes said […]

Last night another life was taken at the hands of a Police traffic stop.  The Star Tribune reported that 32-year-old Philando Castile, a Cafeteria supervisor at a school, was shot and struck by the police officer around 9pm.  Philando was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead at 9:37PM.  Indianapolis native, Lavish Reynolds is the reported girlfriend of Castile, and […]

Austin, Texas police officials fired an officer who fatally shot an unarmed 17-year-old high school student. The police chief said the officer chose not to use the nonlethal options he had to subdue the suspect.

Tamir Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, declines to endorse a presidential candidate. Rice explained in a post that none of the solutions she's seen incorporates community input.

The move comes after the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, the Black man who was killed by two Minneapolis cops last fall. His death sparked months of protests to release the video of his shooting and prosecute the officers involved.

A new development in the tragic shooting death of Prince George's County officer Jacai Colson has been revealed to the public, adding a bizarre wrinkle to a matter that still begs many questions.