blacks and police brutality

Donald J. Trump’s first month in office ended with at least 105 people killed by police, the highest number of people killed by U.S. police in any one month since 2015.

In response, the FWPD say they will begin an internal investigation into the matter and will prepare a statement to release to the public.

A new study from Drexel University says that Black people are 2.8 and 1.7 times more likely to die during encounters with police than White people and Hispanics, respectively.

The city of New Orleans announced a $13.3 million settlement stemming from several police brutality cases in the weeks before and after Hurricane Katrina.

A New York cop shot and killed a 66-year-old Black woman wielding a bat in the Bronx on Tuesday evening. Police say they will investigate why the officer used lethal force instead of his Taser.

Fiery protests broke out Saturday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after police shot and killed a man during a foot chase, according to NBC News. The 23-year-old victim, who was allegedly armed with a handgun, reportedly fled a traffic stop on Milwaukee’s north side Saturday afternoon, writes the news outlet: Milwaukee’s mayor said the man was struck […]

Chicago police on Friday released body cam footage from the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teenager Paul O’Neal that shows officers firing down a street as the alleged car thief sped away and, moments later, officers handcuffing him as he lay mortally wounded behind a home on the city’s South Side, reports The Chicago Tribune. The footage shows officers firing at least 15 shots […]

The charges sound foolish, but do they sound familiar? Ramsey Orta was also arrested after filming Eric Garner's death.

In what has become known as "The Talk," which parents give Black boys about police encounters, I also teach my daughter to respect authority, but that she should never allow her rights to be violated.

As the nation grapples with ways to combat police-involved shootings of Blacks, New York City’s Republican ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani has a theory about why the problem exists in the first place. The former prosecutor essentially blamed Black fathers for failing to teach their children to respect law enforcement, according to The Washington Post: “If I were a black […]

This system of policing must change, but it will never change if officers are not held accountable for their unlawful and unreasonable actions.

In that moment, I realized that Black lives really don’t matter – not just to the law enforcement officers