Category Police Brutality

Two Ohio Cops Suspended With Pay Over ‘I Hate N***ers, I’ll Stab A Coon’ Texts

WHIO-TV reports that it was NAACP Dayton President Derrick Forward who brought the racist texts to light. He would not reveal how he got them or the names of anyone who may have provided them. The shocking comments included the following. “I hate n***ers. That is all. “I’ll stab a coon. “What do apples and black people have […]

Tasha Thomas, Girlfriend Of John Crawford III, Killed In Car Crash | Global Grind

Autopsies will be performed Friday on Thomas and Bailey, a coroner’s official said. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene. Bailey was taken to Miami Valley Hospital, where he later died. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.   via Tasha Thomas, Girlfriend Of John Crawford III, Killed In Car Crash | Global Grind.

Movement growz to pardon freedom fighter Assata Shakur | Moorbey’z Blog

In 1973 an incident of what would now be called “racial profiling” takes place on the New Jersey Turnpike. Ms. Shakur, actively involved in the Black Liberation Army (BLA), is traveling with Malik Zayad Shakur (no relation) and Sundiata Acoli. State troopers stop them, reportedly because of a broken headlight. A trooper also explains they […]

Extradition of Assata Shakur from Cuba unlikely despite restored ties | Al Jazeera America

Shakur and other black activists, including Black Panther Party (BPP) founder Huey P. Newton, fled from U.S. intelligence and security agencies in the 1960s and 1970s to Cuba, which was sympathetic to socialist ideals. Now supporters of Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, wonder what the future holds for the 67-year-old exile. Questions have also been raised over […]

I Don’t Know What to Do With Good White People

In the wake of the Darren Wilson non-indictment, I’ve only deleted one racist Facebook friend. This friend, as barely a friend as a high school classmate can be, re-posted a rant calling rioters niggers. (She was not a good white person.) Most of my white friends have responded to recent events with empathy or outrage. […]

Glavin: Canadians have no reason to be smug about race | Ottawa Citizen

Comparing welfare rates makes Canada look far worse. Slightly more than 10 per cent of African-Americans are on welfare, but in Canada, roughly a third of Aboriginal people are on welfare or some other form of income assistance. Canada looks worse again when we look inside the prisons. African-Americans make up only about 12 per cent […]

Police Manhunts and Race: Eric Frein & Christopher Dorner By Cheryl Dorsey

This was very different from the Christopher Dorner manhunt which ended in a shootout and Dorner’s death. Very different from the confrontation and detention of accused jay-walker Mike Brown in Ferguson Missouri. This was not at all like the detention and capture of “reasonably suspicious” Ezell Ford in Los Angeles.As a retired Los Angeles Police […]