Prosecutors charge police officer Michael Rosfeld for fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose

​Pennsylvania prosecutors on Wednesday charged an East Pittsburgh police officer with homicide in the shooting death last week of an unarmed black teenager, the latest in a string of U.S. police killings of black men that has sparked nationwide protests. 30-year-old Officer Michael Rosfeld surrendered to face a single criminal count for killing 17-year-old Antwon… Read More Prosecutors charge police officer Michael Rosfeld for fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose

Protests erupt following release of video showing police officers fatally shoot unarmed black man in Sacramento

Newly released video footage of police killing an unarmed black man in a barrage of gunfire in Sacramento, California, left the mayor horrified and sparked street protests on Thursday that gridlocked traffic in the state capital for hours. Police said the video, captured by body cameras worn by officers involved in Sunday night’s confrontation, showed… Read More Protests erupt following release of video showing police officers fatally shoot unarmed black man in Sacramento

Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner dies at 27

Erica Garner, the daughter of a New York man whose death during an attempted arrest helped spark the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement against police brutality, died on Saturday, a posting on her official Twitter account showed. Garner suffered a heart attack triggered by an asthma attack a week ago, family members told the New York… Read More Black Lives Matter activist Erica Garner dies at 27

Jury condemns South Carolina massacre perpetrator, Dylan Roof to death

White supremacist Dylann Roof deserves to die for the hate-fueled killings of nine black churchgoers at a Bible study meeting in a Charleston, South Carolina, a U.S. jury said on Tuesday after deliberating for less than three hours. The same jury last month found Roof guilty of 33 federal charges, including hate crimes resulting in… Read More Jury condemns South Carolina massacre perpetrator, Dylan Roof to death

Uprage in North Carolina as police shoots dead black man

Tensions flared in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday after police fatally shot a 43-year-old black man who they said was armed with a gun when officers approached him in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Several hundred people gathered after dark near the shooting scene to protest the death of Keith Lamont Scott, with… Read More Uprage in North Carolina as police shoots dead black man

Video of Chicago police fatally shooting black teen released

Chicago police released video on Friday that showed the moments before officers killed an unarmed 18-year-old black man last week but failed to capture the fatal shots because a policeman’s body camera was not recording, prompting allegations of a cover-up and calls for a special prosecutor. In the footage released by Chicago’s Independent Police Review… Read More Video of Chicago police fatally shooting black teen released