Deadly police shootings

Cops in separate cities won’t be charged for shooting to death an unarmed black man in the back and murdering another man whose hands were up to surrender

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said yesterday that he will not charge two Sacramento, California, police officers who shot to death an unarmed black man in the backyard of his grandmother’s home. An independent investigation into the shooting death of Stephon Clark found that no criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting can be sustained, Becerra said in[Read More…]

Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 81 months for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald

First successful murder prosecution in 40 years of a Chicago cop Sentence is considered too short   By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke’s African-American brother- in-law said Van Dyke wasn’t a racist although he shot to death Laquan McDonald, a 17-year-old black teenager holding a pen knife in a non-threatening way,  brutalized other black men[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…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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[Read More…]

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