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Blown Cases, Deaths in Custody and Beatings CHICAGO — A Cook County, IL. judge on Monday dismissed manslaughter charges against an off-duty Chicago police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black woman before the cop’s defense had even put on its case. In a directed verdict, Judge Dennis J. Porter ruled that officer Dante Servin was not guilty of[Read More…]

Police Shot to Death 115 People in March, Most of them Black Men

  By Frederick H. Lowe If Murder Inc. was still operating, the nation’s police would be their top competitor. Murder Inc., which was headed by Louis “Lepke” Buchalter and later by Albert “The Mad Hatter” Anastasia, was the enforcement arm of organized crime in the 1930s and 1940s. During those two decades, Murder Inc. carried out 1,000 contract killings. Anastasia[Read More…]

Funeral Services for Another Unarmed Black Teenager Killed by Police

More than 1,000 attended his funeral By Frederick H. Lowe Funeral services were held Saturday in Madison, Wis., for an unarmed black teenager who was shot to death March 6 by one of the city’s police officers who claimed the death occurred during a confrontation. Tony Terrell Robinson Jr., 19, was shot in the head, torso and right upper arm[Read More…]

Darren Wilson Walks Following the Shooting Death of Michael Brown

No eyewitness can challenge Wilson’s version of the events because Brown is dead   By Frederick H. Lowe The U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it would not  indict former Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the August 9, 2014, shooting death of Michael Brown, although no eyewitnesses could corroborate Wilson’s version of the events that led to[Read More…]

Brooklyn and Philadelphia DA’s Take Courageous Steps and Indict the Police

By Frederick H. Lowe The Brooklyn and Philadelphia District Attorneys, both African-American men, have gone where their white colleagues have feared or refused to go by indicting sworn police officers for misconduct and illegal shooting deaths of unarmed civilians. Ken Thompson, the Brooklyn or Kings County, N.Y., District Attorney, Wednesday announced a grand jury indictment of New York City Police[Read More…]

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