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Officer Jason Van Dyke Is Accused of Murder, But Laquan McDonald Is on Trial Officer Jason Van Dyke Is Accused of Murder, But Laquan McDonald Is on Trial

While we see it with far more frequency, it’s still not often that a cop goes on trial for an officer-involved shooting, and rarer still for that officer to receive a murder charge.

Watch: In New Ad, Jordan Davis’ Mother Says Son’s Death Inspired Her Congressional Campaign Watch: In New Ad, Jordan Davis’ Mother Says Son’s Death Inspired Her Congressional Campaign

In a new campaign ad, Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis and U.S. Congressional candidate for Georgia’s 6th District, shares how her beloved son’s death was a“catalyst” for her decision to run for elected office.

'What About Our Aftermath?': Tiffany Crutcher Remembers Her Brother, Terence, Two Years After His Death 'What About Our Aftermath?': Tiffany Crutcher Remembers Her Brother, Terence, Two Years After His Death

It’s been two years since Terence Crutcher died, but once in a while, his sister Tiffany Crutcher will talk about him as though he’s still here.

Dallas Cop Who Killed Botham Shem Jean After Intruding into His Home Identified [Updated] Dallas Cop Who Killed Botham Shem Jean After Intruding into His Home Identified [Updated]

Dallas Police identified the off-duty, uniformed police officer who shot and killed a black man in his own apartment as Amber Guyger, a four-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. Guyger claims that she mistook Botham Jean’s South Side Flats unit for her own.

Family, Mourners Remember the Life of Botham Shem Jean, Killed in His Own Home by a Dallas Cop Family, Mourners Remember the Life of Botham Shem Jean, Killed in His Own Home by a Dallas Cop

As the circumstances surrounding Botham Shem Jean’s shooting death remain cloudy, mourners gathered yesterday to pay tribute to the 26-year-old Caribbean native who was gunned down in his own home by a uniformed Dallas police officer on Thursday night. The cop, who remains unidentified, was off-duty at the time of the…

It's Official: Aretha Franklin's Family Thought That Eulogy Was Just as Trash as You Did It's Official: Aretha Franklin's Family Thought That Eulogy Was Just as Trash as You Did

In case you were wondering what Aretha Franklin’s family thought about the eulogy delivered by Rev. Jasper Williams Jr., wonder no more: they thought it was trash.

Chicago Officer Who Killed 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald Breaks Silence for the 1st Time Since Fatal Shooting Chicago Officer Who Killed 17-Year-Old Laquan McDonald Breaks Silence for the 1st Time Since Fatal Shooting

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is ending his silence, giving multiple interviews this week ahead of his murder trial, which is scheduled to begin next week.

Ex-Cop Convicted in Murder of 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison  Ex-Cop Convicted in Murder of 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison 

A Texas jury has decided that former Balch Springs, Texas officer Roy Oliver will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

Ex-Officer Who Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Found Guilty of Murder Ex-Officer Who Killed 15-Year-Old Jordan Edwards Found Guilty of Murder

After two days of deliberations, jurors found Roy Oliver, the ex-Balch Springs, Texas cop who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old boy, guilty of murder on Tuesday afternoon.

At This Baltimore Summer Camp, All the Counselors Are Cops—But They Don't Tell Kids That Until the End At This Baltimore Summer Camp, All the Counselors Are Cops—But They Don't Tell Kids That Until the End

The “Love You to Live” camp, on its face, seems like many other summer overnight camps. Designed to help Baltimore students who are in difficult circumstances or have already been through the juvenile justice system, the focus of the camp is to help students develop, connect to peers and role models who can support…

Spike Lee Responds to Boots Riley's Critique of BlacKkKlansman: 'We Need Police' Spike Lee Responds to Boots Riley's Critique of BlacKkKlansman: 'We Need Police'

More than a week after director and musician Boots Riley delivered a pointed and detailed critique of BlacKkKlansman and its portrayal of police officers, filmmaker Spike Lee has a response.

Father of Black Teen Shot in the Back by St. Louis PD Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Father of Black Teen Shot in the Back by St. Louis PD Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The father of a black teen shot in the back by St. Louis police three years ago has filed a wrongful death suit against the officer that killed his son.

Prosecutors Cannot Call Laquan McDonald, 17-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Chicago Cop, a 'Victim' During Murder Trial Prosecutors Cannot Call Laquan McDonald, 17-Year-Old Shot and Killed by Chicago Cop, a 'Victim' During Murder Trial

A Chicago judge ruled on Wednesday that prosecutors will be unable to call Laquan McDonald, who was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer, a victim until closing arguments.

When Black Lives Are Under Attack, What Do We Do? Stand Up, Fight Back! When Black Lives Are Under Attack, What Do We Do? Stand Up, Fight Back!

It seemed like the “alt-right” got the memo that spewing hateful rhetoric and inciting violence like we saw last year in Charlottesville, Va., only further marginalizes them. The few neo-Nazis, white nationalists and sympathizers who were present at the Unite the Right 2 March were completely dwarfed and drowned out…

How Memphis Police Created an Undercover Operation to Spy on Black Lives Matter Activists  How Memphis Police Created an Undercover Operation to Spy on Black Lives Matter Activists 

A federal judge has ruled that the Memphis Police Department’s 2-year undercover operation violated a 1978 agreement against spying on protesters.

Ferguson Uprising: Prosecutor Who Didn't Bring Charges in Michael Brown Shooting Loses Primary to Black Councilman Ferguson Uprising: Prosecutor Who Didn't Bring Charges in Michael Brown Shooting Loses Primary to Black Councilman

The ashes of the Ferguson, Mo., uprising have given way to the ouster of a longstanding St. Louis County prosecuting attorney who not only led the investigation into the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson, but took a moment to chastise the public who demanded that…

Protest Is Not Supposed to Make You Feel Comfortable Protest Is Not Supposed to Make You Feel Comfortable

Over the weekend, activists allied with Black Lives Matter Sacramento showed up at a wedding event for Officer Terrence Mercadal, one of the two officers who shot and killed 22-year-old Stephon Clark as he stood in the backyard of his grandparents home, holding a cellphone.

Black Lives Matter Disrupts Wedding of Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting of Stephon Clark Black Lives Matter Disrupts Wedding of Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting of Stephon Clark

One of the officers who fired 10 shots each at Stephon Clark, ultimately killing the young father, was greeted by Black Lives Matter protesters on his wedding day. It may be easy for the unidentified officer to move on with his life, get married, start a family—opportunities that have now been robbed of Clark—but…

Family of Antwon Rose II, Pittsburgh Teen Killed by Police, Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Family of Antwon Rose II, Pittsburgh Teen Killed by Police, Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a white East Pittsburgh police officer filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, claiming wrongful death, as well as the use of “excessive and deadly force.”

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