Posts Tagged ‘Police Racism’

November 15th, 2022 - 12:34 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Black men can’t have guns

Harith Augustus, aka “Snoop the Barber,” was a popular barber in Chicago’s south side. On July 14, 2018, Augustus was on a sidewalk near his barbershop, just walking and doing nothing suspicious, when he was accosted by five cops. Two of the officers were black, three were white. T[...]

July 3rd, 2022 - 2:41 pm § in Racism

Another police killing of a black man raises questions and stirs protests

Jayland Walker wasn’t “walking while black” when gunned down by white cops. I’ll start with the police version, because right now that’s the only version there is. According to them, he was pulled over for a traffic violation, tried to drive away, and during the ensuing[...]

February 21st, 2022 - 3:55 pm § in Politics, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Schools can’t teach about this

Two teens got into a fight at a New Jersey mall last week.¬†When the police arrived, a cop tackled and handcuffed the 14-year-old black kid, while another cop pushed the 15-year-old “white” kid onto a couch “but did not restrain him.” (The older kid was initially described as[...]

January 26th, 2022 - 9:29 pm § in Politics, Racism

Support your local police

Who says we don’t? Well, apparently Jennie Nguyen thinks we don’t, if we also support racial equality and justice. Bravo, a cable network owned by NBC Universal that specializes in reality TV shows aimed at women, fired Nguyen from “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” The Hil[...]

November 5th, 2021 - 9:39 pm § in Politics

Leaked list reveals 65 Oath Keepers are police instructors

“A leaked list of people who signed up for the anti-government Oath Keepers group includes 65 who identified themselves as law enforcement trainers, an illustration of how extremist ideologies have proliferated in police departments across the USA,” USA Today reported Friday, November 5,[...]

June 27th, 2021 - 12:54 pm § in Law and Courts

What’s really wrong with police unions

“They condition their members to see themselves as soldiers at war with the public they are meant to serve, and above the laws they are meant to enforce.” That’s the subheading of an article by Adam Serwer, an award-winning black journalist (bio here), published in The Atlantic on [...]

March 21st, 2019 - 11:48 am § in Misc.

White cop pulls gun on 4 black students for broken tail light

A Lynchburg, Virginia cop ordered 4 black college students out of their car at gunpoint, ordered them to the ground, and handcuffed them after pulling them over for a broken tail light. The cop claimed he “smelled marijuana,” but no drugs were found on the students or in their car. The p[...]

March 19th, 2019 - 12:31 pm § in Misc.

Virginia school cop is a recruiter for a white supremacist group

A Virginia school resource officer has been suspended from his job and is facing dismissal after activists poring over online chat messages identified him as a recruiter for a white supremacist group. Although he’s been removed from the school, and may not remain a cop, how did he get the job [...]

March 6th, 2019 - 5:35 pm § in America

Picking up trash while black.

He could have been shot. Boulder, Colorado, cops with drawn guns swarmed a black man who was picking up trash on his own property. “‘You’re on my property with a gun in your hand, threatening to shoot me because I’m picking up trash,’ the man in the 16-minute video, pos[...]

June 1st, 2016 - 1:31 am § in Misc.

90th Anniversary Tulsa Massacre