Tag: James Blake

NYPD Officer Returns Serve and Sues Former Tennis Star James Blake

Two years ago, former tennis star James Blake was mistaken for a suspect in an NYPD fraud investigation and tackled and handcuffed by an NYPD plainclothes officer. Now, after the release of Blake’s book “Ways of Grace,” where he speaks openly about the incident, the officer, James Frascatore, is defending…

NBA Star Accosted for 'Shopping While Black' in Wisconsin

John Henson, who is Black and an NBA player on the Milwaukee Bucks, took to his Instagram account to detail his frustrating “shopping while Black” encounter with a jewelry store in Whitefish Bay, Wis., on Oct. 19. According to Henson, the employees at the store closed and locked the door…

Mayor de Blasio Skirts Around NYPD Brutality

Following the incident of police brutality against him on Sept. 9, former tennis star James Blake immediately called on the city of New York to take action. So far the events have resulted in very public apologies with Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, as well as a…

Racist Cop Fired

Officer Cynthia Whitlatch on Tuesday was fired from the Seattle Police Department. Whitlatch garnered some unwanted attention last July when she arrested William Wingate, a 69-year-old Black veteran for leaning on a golf club as a cane. According to Whitlatch, the man swung the club at her; however, subsequently released…

Blake to NYPD: Fire Police Officer Frascatore

By Sheryl Estrada A screen shot from the hotel surveillance video of James Blake being arrested by Police Officer James Frascatore. Via YouTube. After being body-slammed by New York Police Department officer James Frascatore in broad daylight without just cause, former tennis star James Blake wants him fired. “I don’t…

Tennis Star Latest Victim of NYPD Brutality

By Sheryl Estrada James Blake is pictured on the left. NYPD officers were looking for the person on the right when they arrested Blake. However, the person pictured is actually not the correct culprit. Photo from TMZ Sports. Waiting outside of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown Manhattan to be…