Tag: Black Men

GOP Senator: U.S. Has an 'Under-Incarceration Problem'

The war on drugs of the 1980s and mandatory minimum sentences have both contributed to the United States comprising approximately 25 percent of the world’s prison population despite representing about 5 percent of the world’s total population. However, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is taking a stand against bipartisan legislation to…

Video of Black Man Killed by Police Released Two Years Later

Exactly two years after James Greer’s death, police bodycam footage of his death after being excessively stunned with a Taser has been released. His family is filing a lawsuit against the city of Hayward and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police. Greer, 46, was pulled over in California on May…

Another Black Woman Dies in a Texas Jail Cell

By Sheryl Estrada Symone Marshall and her 3-year-old daughter. UPDATE May 23: Police in Huntsville, Texas, over the weekend said preliminary autopsy reports indicate Marshall’s place of death wasHuntsville Memorial Hospital, where she was taken after being found unresponsive in her cell. After a serious automobile accident on April 26…

Police Afraid to do Their Jobs, Says FBI Director

FBI Director James Comey attributed a recent spike in crime to police officers not doing their jobs because they are afraid of being caught on video doing something wrong an unfounded claim that sparked outrage in police officials, the Obama administration and the Justice Department. The “viral video effect” is…

Trayvon Martin Murder Weapon for Auction Again

To contact United Gun Group, the website currently auctioning George Zimmerman’s gun, directly, click here. For the second time, George Zimmerman is offering to the public what he disturbingly calls “a piece of American History”: the gun he used to take Trayvon Martin’s life in 2012. At the time of…

Ex-Cop Who Killed Walter Scott Faces Federal Charges

Former North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager gunned down Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, on April 4, 2015, and lied about the incident. A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment, on top of state murder charges, thanks to a cell phone video recorded by a bystander. Principal…