Tag: Alton Sterling

death, men, police

Police Brutality a Leading Cause of Death Among Young Men

A new study from Rutgers University-Newark has found that police are a leading cause of death among young — especially Black — men in America today. The study, which compiled data on police-involved deaths in the U.S., estimated the risks of being killed in a law enforcement encounter by age,…

Police Body Cam Policies Fail to Meet Standards, Study Finds

A study updated this week concluded that of 50 United States police departments with body cam policies, none of them are effectively and appropriately implementing these policies. Notably, the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, failed to meet even the minimum qualifications in any of the areas the study took into…

Michael Jordan: 'I can no longer stay silent'

In light of the recent shootings of Black men by police and the killings of police officers, many prominent Black celebrities have used their influence to call for change. On Monday, Charlotte Hornets owner and former NBA superstar Michael Jordan joined the ranks and called for an end to the…