Tag: Police

Archived: New Racial Profiling Laws in Maryland Amid Unrest

On Tuesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh issued a nine-page memorandum, “Ending Discriminatory Profiling in Maryland,” which contains new guidelines to restrict racial profiling by law enforcement. This move comes eight months after the Obama administration announced its own rules on racial profiling. Maryland is the first state to…

Archived: Death of Prison Inmate By Officers Ruled Homicide

30-year-old Samuel Harrell’s death at the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, New York, has been ruled a homicide, according to the autopsy report obtained by the New York Times. Specifically, the report detailed, Harrell died of cardiac arrhythmia, which resulted from a “physical altercation with corrections officers” — made evident…

Archived: Baltimore Calls On Feds To Help End Violence Streak

In light of the record-breaking violence Baltimore has seen over the past several months, the city has enlisted the help of the federal government to assist the police in restoring order. For two months, the city will receive help from 10 additional agents, hailing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation;…

Archived: Another Black Motorist Murdered, Officer Indicted

By Sheryl Estrada University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing stopped Samuel DuBose, an unarmed Black man, off campus just after 6 p.m. on July 19 because his front license plate was missing. The encounter ended with DuBose being shot in the head. During a press conference on Wednesday afternoon,…

Archived: Ferguson Appoints Black Interim Police Chief

Ferguson has chosen a new interim police chief just two weeks before the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s tragic death. Andre Anderson, who was serving as commander of the Glendale, Ariz., police department, was introduced on Wednesday morning in a press conference. He is Ferguson’s first Black head of police….