The family of Amir Locke, the 22-year-old who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police during a predawn, no-knock raid last year, filed a civil lawsuit against the city, alleging that Locke’s civil rights were violated.
Attorney General Merrick Garland said that civil rights offenses, including a falsified search warrant, led to the killing of the 26-year-old Black woman and emergency room technician in Louisville, Ky.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump gave an impassioned speech about Patrick Lyoya’s death at an emotional press conference on Thursday, calling for the white officer involved in the 26-year-old Black man’s “execution” to be fired and charged.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Biden told Congress: “The answer is not to defund the police, it’s to fund the police.” While his message received loud praise in the audience, some Democrats, such as Missouri Rep. Cori Bush, said Biden has the wrong idea.
A co-sponsor of a controversial bill passed by Republicans in the Kentucky Senate that would make it a crime to insult police officers says the legislation is intended to help officers “protect themselves” from protesters.
One year since 26-year-old emergency room technician Breonna Taylor was killed by Louisville, Ky., police, her family, friends and supporters continue to work to keep her name top of mind.
Sen. Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor, said during the vice presidential debate on Wednesday night that she does not believe justice was done in the Breonna Taylor case, which concluded with no homicide charges for the three officers involved in the deadly shooting.
Normally bustling with people and commerce, downtown Louisville is now the site of very little activity. The small number of businesses that remained open during the pandemic feel even more rarefied since protests erupted last week over the decision in Breonna Taylor’s case.
In the continuing fallout from the death of Breonna Taylor, many residents of Louisville appear to view Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, who is Black, as an obstacle to justice in the case.
After months of demonstrating and demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, supporters in Louisville, Ky., are left grappling with the stinging aftermath of the investigation.
Lawyers for the family of Breonna Taylor are calling on Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron to release the transcripts of the grand jury proceedings.
A grand jury in Jefferson County, Ky., indicted former Louisville police detective Brett Hankison on Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, charging him with three counts of wanton endangerment.
A Texas police officer was indicted this week in the death of Pamela Turner, a Black woman who was killed outside her apartment more than a year ago.
The theme of the night, “A More Perfect Union,” focused on the ambitious plans the party has for fighting climate change, curbing gun violence, expanding immigration and addressing systemic racial inequality.
In 1989, five Black and Hispanic teens were falsely accused of raping and nearly killing Trisha Meili, a white woman jogging in Central Park. Known collectively as the Central Park Five, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were convicted in two trials despite a lack of eyewitness testimony or DNA evidence and spent between six and 13 years in prison. Exonerated in 2002 after an investigation confirmed that a convicted murderer and rapist had committed the crime, the Central Park Five sued the city and state of New York, settling for millions.
The families of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death in her bedroom by police in Louisville, Ky., and Robert Fuller, who was found hanged in Palmdale, Calif., say they have been thwarted by authorities as they seek information about the circumstances of their loved ones' deaths.
Millions of people around the world, caught up in the tragedy of black Americans killed by police and white vigilantes, have taken to the streets in recent weeks to march for justice. There have been counter demonstrations, generally much smaller, by racist groups. It is hard not to notice that the police have treated the two kinds of protests very differently.
As the U.S. reckons with police brutality and systemic racism, TV shows about law enforcement have come under fresh scrutiny for their depiction of the criminal justice system. Should we rethink cop shows?
Controversies over police killings have been a persistent story in the U.S. for years, but no recent case has prompted a national movement at the scale of the response to George Floyd's death.
In cities across the U.S. on Saturday, chants and shouts — and breaking glass and sirens and gunshots — filled downtown streets in a fifth night of protest over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died in Minneapolis after he was handcuffed and pinned down by a police officer.
Eight years after Trayvon Martin’s killing, attorney Benjamin Crump, a civil rights lawyer who previously represented the family of the teen and who now represents the family of Ahmaud Arbery, calls the similarities between the two cases “eerie.”
Breonna Taylor was asleep in her Louisville, Ky., home when three police officers forced their way inside and unloaded eight bullets into her body, according to a lawsuit filed by Taylor's family.
“The only cure for polarization is a solution in the middle.”
“Voters tend not to want to ‘waste’ a vote, or to cast a vote that could make the party they like least more likely to win.”
“Major parties might…accuse No Labels of being a spoiler. Let those parties try to explain how today’s politics could be spoiled.”
“A No Labels candidate could collect enough votes so that neither of the two major party candidates wins…the presidency outright.”
“The last independent candidate to get real traction, Ross Perot in 1992, was a one-of-a-kind American original.”