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White gunman kills 9 in Dayton, including six blacks, just hours after a mass shooting in Texas

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today   A white gunman, wearing body armor and carrying a rifle with a hundred rounds of ammunition, shot to death nine people, including six blacks, early Sunday morning in a Dayton, Ohio, entertainment district. The deadly shooting by Connor Betts, 24, who lived in the mostly white suburb of Bellbrook, occurred several hours after Patrick[Read More…]

Texas mass murderer admired Dylann Roof who slaughtered blacks during Bible study

By Frederick Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Patrick Crusius, the white supremacist gunman who shot to death 20 people and wounded 26 others on Saturday in an El Paso, Texas, Walmart, admired Dylann Roof. Roof murdered nine black parishioners attending Bible study on June 17, 2015 at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Devin P. Kelley, who shot to death 26 people[Read More…]

Black Homicide Victims’ Families Less Likely to Receive Victim Compensation

  By The Sentencing Project Oklahoma’s Victims Compensation Program denies aid to the families of black homicide victims more often than to other racial groups, according to a recent analysis by The Frontier. The compensation program was created to assist families with funds for funeral expenses, counseling, and loss of support. The analysis found 38% of applications involving black homicide[Read More…]

Attorney: pipe bomber was inspired by Trump’s racist rhetoric

Trump’s verbal attacks also put Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in danager Cesar Sayoc, Jr., who the FBI arrested in 2018 for mailing pipe bombs to former President Barack Obama and other black elected officials, was inspired to do harm by President Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric against his political opponents, his court-appointed attorneys argued.. The FBI intercepted the pipe bombs before they[Read More…]

Thirteen Philadelphia cops face dismissal over racist Facebook posts

  By Stender Von Oehsen, Julian Gonzalez and Radhika Upadhye | Of Injustice Watch   The Philadelphia police commissioner announced on Thursday the department’s intention to fire 13 officers who published offensive posts on Facebook, and to suspend several additional officers. The announcement follows the June 1 Injustice Watch report, copublished with Buzzfeed News, of the release of a compilation[Read More…]

Nicky Barnes and Frank Lucas, major heroin dealers, are dead

By Frederick H.Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Nicky Barnes and Frank Lucas, two of Harlem’s most notorious and widely known heroin dealers, have died. During their heyday in the 60s and 70s, they flooded Harlem with heroin. Money from drug dealing made them rich and famous and the black community less safe. “American Gangster,” a movie released in  2017, profiled Lucas.  Denzel Washington[Read More…]

Black man kills colleagues in a workplace shooting; it is the second deadly workplace shooting by a black man since February

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today The mass shooting in Virginia in which an African-American engineer killed 12 people, including 11 of his colleagues and a contractor, before being shot to death in a gun battle with police is the second deadly workplace shooting since February by a black man. Other than the common denominator that both gunmen were black,[Read More…]

Department of Justice Reveals 60% Drop in Juvenile Incarceration

Black youth, however, comprise 44 percent of incarcerated young people Statement of Josh Rovner, Senior Advocacy Associate of The Sentencing Project The Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s newly released 2017 figures on youth incarceration are worth celebrating. The data continue a trend dating back to 2001, the year the sustained decline began. It is especially[Read More…]

Black police chiefs in two California cities come under sharp criticism

Black police superintendents in two of California’s largest cities have come under intense criticism for their officers’ handling of two high-profile incidents. San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott recently defended his officers’ raid on the home of a freelance videographer who was suspected of stealing a police report concerning the death of public defender and San Francisco mayoral candidate Jeffrey[Read More…]

White Chicago cop convicted of shooting to death black teenager that was captured on police dash cam video

Police initially lied about the circumstances surrounding the shooting   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today A  jury today found Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The shooting was captured on  police dashcam video and showed that police and city[Read More…]

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