6-28-2017: 100 years later, East St. Louis stops to remember the riots that made indelible mark on city
6-28-2017: Phoenix to Pay $1.5 Million to Family of Rumain Brisbon, Unarmed Black Man Shot by Police
Editorial note: This case was profiled on our Racial Bias in Mass Media page and includeds the body cam video of the murder. It's hard to understand how any jury would be hung in this case.
Editorial note: Great idea, instead of relying upon law enforcement for data, they are creating their own. This is an idea that needs to be adopted by other civil rights organizations.
6-22-2017: White St. Louis cop shot black off-duty officer — then claimed it was a ‘friendly fire’ incident
6-22-2017: Ex-St. Louis officer charged with murder seeks dismissal, change of venue before July trial
Update: See – Settlement in Michael Brown suit $1.5 million, Ferguson attorney says. It's unfortunate that a trial won't occur. The evidence revealed by a trial in open court may have revealed new details that were hidden during the secret grand jury proceeding.
Editorial note: The video captures Yanez telling Castile his brake lights are out. Then he asks Castile for his driver's license and insurance. See our related, "Why White Cops Kill Black Men" page.
Castile hands over the cards and says, "Sir, I do have to tell you I do have a firearm on me." Yanez says, "Okay. Don't reach for it then." "I'm not pulling it out," Castile responds. Yanez's voice rises suddenly and he yells, "Don't pull it out. Don't pull it out." Yanez fires seven shots into the vehicle. Five hit Castile.
6-20-2017: Hazelwood district says budget will be balanced after cuts that include 31 teaching positions
6-19-2017: State troopers to begin patrolling St. Louis interstates, freeing up police for violent crime
6-19-2017: Seattle police fatally shoot pregnant woman who they say confronted officers with a knife
Editorial note: Some comments from #CharleenaLyles: "The expectation of black people having to be perfect and not in distress to not get killed by police is exhausting.", "Mentally ill Black ppl get killed by police while mentally ill white ppl get labeled "ill" after they kill a few folks.", "Same police department. Same weapon. White man is apprehended after a standoff. Black woman is killed in front of her kids." Our page, "Why White Cops Kill Black Men" is centered around a book written by a former Seattle Police Chief who stated that police training teach them to fear black men – and obviously, black women as well. There were two victims including the unborn baby.
Editiorial note: The two officers, Crystal Griner and David Bailey, credited with saving the lives of Republican congressmen were black. See our related post, "Why the reaction is different when the terrorist is white".
6-12-2017: Is there structural racism on the internet?
Editorial note: See related, "Jury Nullification: The Top Secret Constitutional Right" and then tell everyone you know.