Police Brutality

For Some Reason RZA Thinks Cops Are More Scared Of Us Than We Are Of Them

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For at least the past year every time I’ve crossed paths with a cop, I’ve felt a pang of anxiety. Just the other night I was at a cross walk and a cop made a motion for me to cross the street in front of...

One of the NYPD Officers Who Fired 41 Shots at Amadou Diallo Is Getting a Promotion

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Kenneth Boss, one of the officers who fired 41 shots at Amadou Diallo on Feb. 4, 1999, is getting a promotion. Diallo, a street vendor, was unarmed when he encountered four plain-clothed police officers outside his apartment building. While they claimed he reached for a weapon, after firing...

Daniel Holtzclaw, a Former Police Officer Accused of Raping Several Black Women, Goes on Trial Today

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The trail for Daniel Holtzclaw, the former Oklahoma City police officer accused of assaulting 13 women while on duty, began jury selection on Monday. Holtzclaw is being tried on a myriad of charges, including rape, burglary, and sexual battery. Prosecutors allege he targeted vulnerable Black women in a low-income...

NYPD Calls For Boycott Of Quentin Tarantino Films After He Marches In Black Lives Matter Protest

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Quentin Tarantino has been a coveted Hollywood director for over 2 decades now, but he recently rubbed one of the biggest (and most notoriously questionable) police forces in the nation the wrong way with his public support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Taking a...

Investigation Launched After South Carolina School Police Officer Violently Slams Teen Girl to the Ground

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A resource officer in Columbia, South Carolina is under investigation after video surfaced showing the officer violently slamming a teen girl to the ground. Officials at Spring Valley High School told the local news affiliate the incident happened Monday afternoon when a school police officer responded to...

Sanaa Lathan To Star In Fox Drama Series About Black Cop Killing White Teen

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Black actresses have been making historic strides in film and television this year and Sanaa Lathan is now the latest woman of color to land a starring role on a primetime television network. Just as reports began to circulate that Sanaa was recently cast as...