Tag: Social-justice

casket of Valentina Orellana Peralta

Memorial Held for 14-Year-Old Girl Shot by LAPD in Department Store Dressing Room

Fourteen-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta was laid to rest on Monday, Jan. 10, after being accidentally shot by police during part of a tragic retail store shoot-out. Christopher Weber of The Associated Press reported that Orellana-Peralta “was killed when a Los Angeles police officer fired at a suspect at a clothing store…

arrest of Javier Ambler

Texas Police Department Featured on A&E Show ‘Live PD’ Agrees to $5-Million Settlement in Wrongful Death of Black Man During an Arrest

Another U.S. city has agreed to a multi-million-dollar settlement in the case of a Black man wrongfully killed by police during an arrest. CNN’s Raja Razek reported that “Williamson County, Texas, announced on Tuesday, Dec. 14 that a $5-million settlement has been approved to settle a lawsuit in the wrongful…

Ronald Greene memorial

Federal Investigators Probe Potential Cover-Up of Ronald Greene’s Death 2 Years After He Died Mysteriously in Police Custody

Two years after her son died tragically at the hands of police officers, a mom in Louisiana is still demanding answers and justice. Jim Mustian of the Associated Press reported that “Ronald Greene’s mother chastised Louisiana lawmakers on Monday, Dec. 13, for not acting quickly enough to hold state troopers…

downtown Kansas City

White Kansas City Police Officer Convicted of Manslaughter in Fatal Shooting of Cameron Lamb, an Unarmed Black Man

While the trials involving Ahmaud Arbery and Kyle Rittenhouse continue to take up the bulk of evening news coverage, there’s a bit of good news breaking in the case of another race-based murder that has received far less media attention. Heather Hollingsworth of the Associated Press reported that “a judge…

Malcolm X

The 2 Men Falsely Charged With Killing Malcolm X 56 Years Ago To Be Officially Exonerated

In a historic decision that rewrites the history books, the criminal records of two men who were convicted in the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X are being cleared, confirming their long-held claims that they had no role in the tragic killing and were framed. Jennifer Peltz of the Associated Press…

Breonna Taylor mural

Myles Cosgrove, Louisville Police Officer Who Murdered Breonna Taylor, Wants His Job Back

Even after his outrageous behavior in the no-knock raid of Breonna Taylor’s home — and ultimately firing the shot that killed the 26-year-old emergency room technician — Myles Cosgrove believes he still deserves a place on the Louisville Metro Police Force. NPR’s Jonathan Franklin reported that Cosgrove is fighting to…