Tag: Cops

Dear Trump: Police Brutality Is Not a Joke

President Donald Trump’s assertion that police officers use more force when making arrests was meant to be a laughing matter, according to the White House. “I believe he was making a joke at the time,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the crowd at Monday’s press briefing. Trump’s…

Double Standard: Treatment of Blacks vs. Whites by Police

Data released from The Guardian estimates that 1,136 people were killed by police in the U.S. in 2015. According to the statistics (which are difficult to collect because it is not currently required for police stations to report it), 50.9 percent of these people were white. The remaining fatalities were…

Number of Black NYPD Officers Declines

Last week, New York swore in 678 new police recruits of which only 12 percent are Black. The last class of recruits sworn in was 17 percent Black, a more accurate representation of the city, which is 17.6 percent Black. Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton have been…

2 Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department During Protests

Update (3/12/2015 11:36 a.m.): The two police officers wounded in the shooting have been released fromBarnes Jewish Hospital, according to the St. Louis County Police Department’s official Facebook page. By Michael Nam Two police officers were shot and injured outside of the Ferguson Police Department overnight during protests that followed…