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Betty Shelby and Timothy Loehmann Déjà vu all over again
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Betty Shelby and Timothy Loehmann Déjà vu all over again

These two people shouldn’t be cops, but they are By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Betty Shelby, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer shot to death Terence Crutcher, a motorist parked alongside the road, waiting for assistance after his SUV broke down. Crutcher had one hand raised and another on an open window when Shelby approached. She shot him in the upper […]

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

Dallas cop fired for shooting to death her neighbor
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Dallas cop fired for shooting to death her neighbor

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall today fired police officer Amber Guyger for shooting to death Botham Shem Jean after she mistakenly entered his apartment thinking it was hers and he was a burglar. Chief Hall said over Twitter that an Internal Affairs investigation was held today, September 24, and it was determined that Guyger […]

Dallas police officer arrested in deadly shooting of Botham Shem Jean
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Dallas police officer arrested in deadly shooting of Botham Shem Jean

  Amber Guyger was charged with manslaughter and released on $300,000 bond. Her case will go before a grand jury and the charges could be upgraded.   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Amber Guyger, a Dallas police officer, who entered the wrong apartment, mistakenly believing it was  where she lived and shooting and killing the actual tenant, was arrested Sunday […]

Portland State University police shoot to death registered gun owner who was black
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Portland State University police shoot to death registered gun owner who was black

Second police killing of a black registered gun owner in more than two years   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Portland State University police shot to death a registered gun owner and a Navy veteran who was trying to break up a fight outside a campus bar. Jason Washington, 45, who worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Portland, Oregon, […]

Police killings challenge the mental health of black Americans
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Police killings challenge the mental health of black Americans

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Police killings of unarmed African Americans have a deep psychological effect on the entire black community, causing many who weren’t in the line of fire to feel psychically wounded, according to a study published by The Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. Police killings of unarmed black Americans add 1 to 7 additional […]

Feds consider charging cop who killed Eric Garner
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Feds consider charging cop who killed Eric Garner

  By Frederick H. Lowe Federal prosecutors have recommended that Daniel Pantaleo, a New York City cop, who used an illegal chokehold to murder Eric Garner as he screamed “I can’t breathe,” should face charges, according to several news reports. The recommendation to indict Pantaleo has reached the desk of Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, who has met with […]