Tag: Shooting

Race Likely Motivated Two Murders in Baton Rouge, Police Say

UPDATE: 2:20 P.M. Kenneth Gleason has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in relation to the deaths of Bruce Cofield and Ronald Smart. He was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder in an unrelated shooting. According to the Advocate, the other shooting took…

Tamir Rice's Death Called 'Reasonable' in New Reports

By Sheryl Estrada Tamir Rice. Photo from Facebook. Two new reports prepared for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, shot and killed by Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann, was reasonable. On Nov. 22, the day of the shooting, a local man called 911 and…

Social Media, Pressure Bring Racism Center Stage

It took the actions of a white supremacist to finally convince white political leaders in South Carolina to call for the Confederate flag to be brought down. While the move was widely applauded, the gesture was largely symbolic and further proof that staunch, long-held beliefs can easily change with enough…

Lindsey Graham Minimizes Charleston Shooter's Intentions

Senator and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham did not hold back when it came to his comments about convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In fact, he asked President Obama’s administration to consider Tsarnaev an “enemy combatant“: This man, in my view, should be designated as a potential enemy combatant and we…

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…

Anti-Semite Racist Allegedly Kills 3 at Kansas Jewish Facilities

By Julissa Catalan A Missouri man with a long track record of racism and anti-Semitism has been arrested for shooting and killing three people on Sunday afternoon at a pair of Kansas Jewish facilities. According to police, a doctor and his 14-year old grandson were shot at a Jewish Community…