‘You’re hurting me!’ Facebook video of five police officers tackling Black teen goes viral

After a video showing an incident between Toronto police officers and a Black teenager went viral, an investigation was launched, according to The Star. Bethany McBride is a Toronto-based chef who witnessed the whole ordeal and posted video of the incident online. McBride told reporters that she was riding the Toronto Transit Commission at the […]

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Sick of being stopped by the cops Black man designs app to combat racial profiling

A Black man in North Carolina became so fed up with being stopped by the police that he developed an app to combat racial profiling. Mbey Njie, a 36-year-old tech entrepreneur, created a smartphone app called “Legal Equalizer,” according to the Charlotte Observer. The app was designed to help you understand your rights and it […]

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FBI to name Baltimore America’s deadliest city

An early review of the FBI’s crime report names Baltimore as the deadliest city in America. Baltimore’s highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 earned it the title of deadliest city, according to USA Today. And although the full FBI report won’t be available until later in the year, the city had more homicides than […]

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NYPD Sergeant found not guilty in shooting death of mentally ill Black woman

The trial of Sargeant Hugh Barry, an eight-year veteran of the NYPD who shot and killed Deborah Danner in October 2016, ended today. After a long and trying time for Danner’s family and friends, the disappointing verdict – not guilty, was announced today. Barry faced charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the death of […]

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NYPD Sergeant found not guilty in shooting death of mentally ill Black woman

The trial of Sargeant Hugh Barry, an eight-year veteran of the NYPD who shot and killed Deborah Danner in October 2016, ended today. After a long and trying time for Danner’s family and friends, the disappointing verdict – not guilty, was announced today. Barry faced charges of manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the death of […]

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Judge rules police justified in handcuffing black teen after they shot him

Social justice activists and supporters of Kimani Gray’s family are outraged today. According to the NY Daily News, a federal judge ruled that police officers were justified in arresting 16-year-old Kimani Gray as he lay dying in the street on March 9, 2013. Gray’s family filed the two claims of wrongful death in 2014 on […]

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Meek Mill’s arresting officer suspected of racial bias and abuse

Meek Mill, and his legal team, may have found a new way to get him released from prison. Page Six reports that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has included Mill’s testifying officer Reginald V. Graham on a list of “dirty” cops, with the intention of getting them blocked from testifying in court. The list of accusations against […]

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‘Demonic’ corrections officer under investigation for brutally beating Black inmates

Described as a “demonic” correctional officer, Lt. Troy Mitchell, 54, is currently under investigation after a brutal beating left a prison inmate partially blind. Waddell Smith, his accuser, asserts that last April, Mitchell “pummeled” him in his face and sprayed an entire can of Mace into his face and eyes at the Auburn Correctional Facility […]

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