Tag: Police

Baltimore County, discriminatory, DOJ

Justice Department Sues Baltimore County Police Department for Employment Discrimination

The Justice Department (DOJ) has sued Baltimore County, Maryland and its police department for what it has deemed discriminatory hiring practices against prospective entry-level officers. The department had been using an exam, which Black applicants consistently performed worse on than white applicants, leading to fewer Black applicants being hired in…

Tyrone Lamont Allen

Police Photoshop Black Man’s Mugshot to Arrest Him

The Portland police needed a suspect for a string of bank robberies in the Oregon city in April 2017. So, they settled upon Tyrone Lamont Allen, a 50-year-old man whose face, inconveniently for authorities, is covered in tattoos. But that didn’t stop them. When the police got an anonymous tip…

Tracy Single

Tracy Single is 16th Transgender Person Murdered In 2019

Tracy Single is the 16th transgender woman to be murdered in 2019 alone. Single, who was Black and only 22 years old, was found dead in a Memorial City parking lot on July 30, according to the Houston Police Department. “We are devastated by the loss of Tracy,” Houston Police…

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,…