Police Shootings

District attorney Bonnie Dumanis dismissed charges against the El Cajon, California cop who fatally shot Alfred Olango last year. Dumanis said the officer was "justified" during his encounter with the unarmed Black married father of two. Olango's family has condemned the decision and vowed to continue fighting for justice.

One of the nation's largest police organizations apologizes for historic mistreatment of minorities. The group's president urged law enforcement to acknowledge its role in causing poor relations with communities of color.

A DOJ study reveals that responding to domestic disputes accounts for most fatalities of police. This paints a different picture from the view that there's a war on cops.

The internet spent the day digesting Jordan's response, divided between ecstatic to cautious because of his long storied history with distancing himself from social justice issues. Jordan's persona at times appeared to be "business first," and his silence in regards to previous police shootings stirred up strong frustrations.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Melania Trump, wife of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, retired Lieut. General Michael Flynn, and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst are among those scheduled to speak at the kick-off program, whose theme is "Make America Safe Again."

Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Freddie Gray.Tamir Rice. John Crawford. These names have become etched in our collective consciousness as the victims of murder, whether their executioners have been brought to justice or not. Whether killed by police or overzealous night watchmen, these young Black men have paid with their lives for […]

Hours after Micah Xavier Johnson, 25, loaded a high-powered rifle and meticulously shot 12 Dallas police officers –killing five — a lawyer friend sent me an email saying: “Sooner or later, someone was going to shoot back.” He was right. My friend was not condoning the shootings — and cold-blooded murders — of the Dallas […]

The world expresses grave concern about race-based violence involving America's police force. There's plenty of blame for ineffective lawmakers and embedded racism in the American psyche.

https://www.facebook.com/RickeySmileyOfficialFanPage/videos/1123539934350996/ Rickey Smiley was on vacation, but the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille compelled him to make an early return to the airwaves of his nationally syndicated program “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” Sign Up For Our Newsletter! He speaks openly about why he’s disturbed by the latest police shootings, remembers how police […]

Six. That’s the number of bullets that may have been pumped into Alton Sterling by two Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers who shot Sterling to death while he was pinned to the ground. Sterling, 37, should not have died. He was selling CD’s in a store parking lot and police said they were told Sterling […]