Tag: Tamir Rice

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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,…

BET Awards: Michelle Obama Gives Surprise Message to Chance the Rapper

The 17th annual BET Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles, hosted by “Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones, included performances by chart-topping hip-hop and R&B artists, causing thehashtag #BETAwards to trend all night. But throughout the program there was also a focus on social justice and a tribute to…

Black Men Perceived as Bigger Than White Men, Study Shows

Black men are often perceived as being larger and more capable of causing harm than white men who are the same size, a new study found. “Racial Bias in Judgments of Physical Size and Formidability: From Size to Threat,” a new study published in the Journal of Personality and Social…

Tamir Rice 911 Operator Suspended for Eight Days

The dispatcher who took the 911 call regarding Tamir Rice has been suspended for eight days. According to a disciplinary letter dated March 10, Police Chief Calvin Williams found that Constance Hollinger “engaged in improper conduct and/or procedure.” In November 2014 Hollinger received the call, in which the caller said…

Police Body Cam Policies Fail to Meet Standards, Study Finds

A study updated this week concluded that of 50 United States police departments with body cam policies, none of them are effectively and appropriately implementing these policies. Notably, the police department in Ferguson, Missouri, failed to meet even the minimum qualifications in any of the areas the study took into…

Police Shoot Black Man Point Blank While Restrained on Ground

UPDATE: 1 p.m. ET July 6, 2016 The Baton Rouge Police Department has identified the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling as Blane Salamoni and Howie Lake II. Both officers, who work in the Uniform Patrol Division, were placed on administrative leave Tuesday morning. Lake has…