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‘James Baldwin Place’ now official

It was a foregone conclusion that police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, both slain by a mentally disturbed man last year, would receive the most tributes at the recent co-naming ceremony at City Hall with Mayor Bill de Blasio ...

#JusticeforJerame: Community not backing down

As residents in the southern New Jersey community of Bridgeton continue their fight for justice in the police killing of a Black man that was caught on video, some are facing criminal charges for protesting.

COP INDICTED

The reactions to the indictment of police officer Peter Liang in the Nov. 20, 2014, shooting death of Akai Gurley has been swift and pointed.

Fallout from police shooting of Black man in NJ continues

Black citizens in the southern New Jersey city of Bridgeton continue to demand answers for the police shooting of a Black man who clearly had his hands up, as seen on a dash cam video.

Federal charges not likely in Michael Brown shooting

As the aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown continues, it appears federal charges will not be filed against the police officer who killed the 18-year-old, unarmed Black male in 2014.

Amadou Diallo, 16 years later

The police killing of Amadou Diallo ignited protests and debates in New York City that still rage 16 years later. The case gained national and international notoriety.

Loretta Lynch deftly handles Senate Judiciary Committee

At the beginning of her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, Attorney General-designate Loretta E. Lynch delivered her opening statement.

Justice for Jerame: Another Black man shot by police

Another police shooting of a Black man has the victim’s family and the community asking questions.

NY attorney general settles agreement with bank in fight to end discrimination

Prompted by concerns of New York banks not lending to minority groups after the mortgage and financial crisis in 2008, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau launched an investigation into the claims.

Woman outraged that Miami police used brother’s mug shot for target practice

Last month, the Florida Army National Guard’s Sgt. Valerie Deant was shocked after arriving at the Medley Firing Training Center shooting range for her unit’s “annual weapons qualifications training,” and coming across a very disturbing find.

AKAI GURLEY CASE GOES BEFORE GRAND JURY

The family of an unarmed Black man fatally shot by police in a Brooklyn housing project says they have faith that the DA will bring the case to justice.

Brooklyn DA to exonerate another man wrongfully convicted of murder

Monday, Jan. 5, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to exonerate Derrick Hamilton, a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 21 years in prison.

Police killings and brutality: causes and solutions

In light of the killings and brutality, the reactions of the police and even of some Black leaders, have been interesting and instructive.

Illinois taping law disputed

Proposed changes to the Illinois “eavesdropping law” is getting backlash because it could discourage people from making video recordings of law-enforcement officers.

Supreme Court excuses cop’s ignorance of the law, Sotomayor finds fault in ruling

At a time when public trust in policing is falling to its nadir, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may have added fuel to the fire.

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