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Police Shootings

  1. vision 2020
    Buttigieg Has a Police Shooting ProblemMayor Pete’s struggle to gain minority support isn’t being helped by the shooting of a black South Bend citizen by a white police officer.
  2. police shootings
    A Chicago Police Officer Will Actually Go to Jail for Murdering Laquan McDonaldDashcam video showed that officer Jason Van Dyke shot the 17-year-old 16 times as he was walking away. For once, that was enough.
  3. movie review
    Amid a Wave of Police-Shooting Films, Monsters and Men Is Respectable EnoughBut it feels half-baked.
  4. Ex-Police Officer Convicted of Murdering Unarmed Black TeenIt’s the first time since 1973 a Texas police officer has been convicted for killing someone in an on-duty shooting.
  5. Feds Jailed Gun Owner for Making Politically Incorrect Facebook PostsYou’ll never guess the color of his skin.
  6. New York Police Kill Bipolar Black Man Armed With a Small Glass PipePolice say that they thought the pipe, which had a knob on its end, was a gun.
  7. police shootings
    Baton Rouge Cop Who Shot Alton Sterling Fired, Body-Cam Footage Finally ReleasedIn the disturbing videos, officer Blane Salamoni is shown immediately threatening to shoot Sterling in the head.
  8. Stephon Clark Was Shot 6 Times in the Back, According to Private Autopsy“These findings from the independent autopsy contradict the police narrative,” a lawyer for Clark’s family said.
  9. Officers Won’t be Charged in Death of Alton SterlingWhat has become a predictable outcome in police-shooting cases.
  10. Video Shows Sacramento Police Shooting Unarmed Black Man in His Own BackyardStephon Clark was holding a cell phone. The cops say they thought it was a gun.
  11. Horrific Video Shows Police Killing of Unarmed Man in ArizonaThe man who pulled the trigger was acquitted on Thursday.
  12. Ex-Cop Michael Slager Found Guilty of Murder in Walter Scott ShootingA cell-phone video showed Slager shooting Scott in the back five times. The former officer will be spared a life sentence.
  13. Police Officers Wearing Body Cams Are No Less Likely to Use Force, Study ShowsA seven-month study of the effects of police body cams in Washington, D.C., provided surprising results.
  14. St. Louis Protests Turn Violent After White Officer Found Not Guilty of MurderA judge said Jason Stockley acted in self-defense when he killed black motorist Anthony Lamar Smith.
  15. St. Louis Braces for Protests After Acquittal in Police Shooting TrialThe former police officer was recorded saying “we’re killing this motherfucker” before shooting Anthony Lamar Smith.
  16. NYPD Releases First Body-Cam Footage From Deadly EncounterIn response to the September 6 fatal shooting of a 31-year-old Bronx man.
  17. Experts: Murder Rate Appears to Have Stopped RisingThe rise in murder rates in many major cities appears to be over, but it’s left a legacy in reactionary “crime wave” rhetoric and policies.
  18. Police Dash-cam Video Released in Shooting of Philando CastilleIt has been made public after the trial of the officer, who was found not guilty last week.
  19. Police Shot a Woman Who Reported a Burglary. And Trump Is Killing Police Reform.A Seattle mother reports a burglary. Police shoot her. Meanwhile, Trump wants to stop reforms of police brutality.
  20. Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Found Not Guilty Jeronimo Yanez, who faced a second-degree-manslaughter charge, testified that he feared for his life.
  21. Can Ramarley Graham’s Family Get Justice for His Death?He was killed by NYPD in 2012. What happened after the officer was cleared shows the fault lines in a police system that can’t seem to repair itself.
  22. jordan edwards
    Texas Police Officer Who Shot Black Teen Arrested for MurderThe private funeral for 15-year-old Jordan Edwards was held on Saturday.
  23. Justice Department Declines to Bring Charges in Alton Sterling ShootingThe video of police officers shooting Sterling dead sparked unrest in Baton Rouge last year.
  24. DOJ Report Rips Chicago Police for Poor Training, Excessive Force, Racial BiasA withering report from the Justice Department finds a brutal pattern of abuse by the CPD, blames it on “severely deficient” training and oversight.
  25. police shootings
    Knife-Wielding Nevada Teen Shot by Campus Police OfficerThe 14-year-old is in critical condition.
  26. Judge Declares Mistrial in the Case of Officer Who Shot Walter Scott in the BackThe jury could not agree on murder or manslaughter charges.
  27. D.A. Declines to Charge Charlotte Officer Who Fatally Shot Keith ScottThe police shooting had set off days of protests in Charlotte.
  28. crimes and misdemeanors
    Former Officer Who Shot Walter Scott Testifies in Murder Trial“My family has been destroyed by this,” said Michael Slager. “The Scott family has been destroyed by this … it’s horrible.”
  29. crimes and misdemeanors
    San Antonio Shooter Apologizes for Killing Cop, Says Officer ‘Didn’t Deserve It’He also got married while the manhunt was under way.
  30. Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Killing of Philando Castile“Unreasonable fear cannot justify the use of deadly force.”
  31. Americans’ Respect for Police Surges to Near All-Time HighThe percentage of Americans who have a “great deal of respect” for the police jumped 12 points in 2016 — among nonwhites, that spike was even larger.
  32. There’s a New Federal Plan to Track Police Killings Across the United StatesThe Justice Department announced the initiative Thursday.
  33. crimes and misdemeanors
    Suspect in Fatal Shooting of Two California Police Officers ArrestedJohn Felix reportedly said he wanted to “shoot all police.”
  34. police shootings
    Fatal Shooting of Black Man by Police Sparks Protests in L.A.Carnell Snell was the third black man killed by police in Southern California in the last five days.
  35. police shootings
    El Cajon Police: Black Man Pointed Vaping Device Before Fatal ShootingHundreds protested the shooting of Alfred Olango.
  36. police shootings
    El Cajon, California, Police Fatally Shoot Black Man Said to Be Mentally IllThey said he pointed an object at officers and assumed a “shooting stance,” but it was not a gun.
  37. police shootings
    Protests in Charlotte Continue for 6th NightProtestors want police to release the full footage of Tuesday’s shooting.
  38. charlotte
    Charlotte Police Release Videos of the Shooting of Keith Lamont ScottActivists and Scott’s family believe the videos raise more questions than they answer, and the protests continue on.
  39. Keith Scott’s Family Releases Cell-Phone Video of Police Shooting“Don’t shoot him. Don’t shoot him.”
  40. police shootings
    Man Wounded in Protests Dies As Charlotte Demonstrations ContinueThe city has enacted a curfew though Thursday’s rallies were more peaceful.
  41. police shootings
    Keith Scott’s Family Views Videos of His Final Moments, Calls for Their ReleaseBoth sides say it’s unclear from the footage what Scott had in his hands when he was shot by police.
  42. Donald Trump Suggests Charlotte Protests Are Fueled by ‘Drugs’The protesters in Charlotte say they are outraged by police brutality. But the GOP nominee is pretty sure they’re just hopped up on “drugs.”
  43. police shootings
    One Person Shot During Protest of Charlotte Police ShootingThe governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency.
  44. police shootings
    Protests Erupt After Police Fatally Shoot Black Man in Charlotte, North CarolinaPolice say the man was armed, but witnesses claim he was reading a book in his car.
  45. police shootings
    Video Shows Fatal Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man in OklahomaNew footage shows Terence Crutcher had his hands up before he was shot.
  46. Another NFL Player Kneels for National Anthem Ahead of League’s Opening WeekendWill players continue their protests on the anniversary of 9/11?
  47. Milwaukee
    One Shot, Officers Injured in Second Night of Milwaukee Police Shooting ProtestThe unrest came after police shot and killed an armed black man on Saturday afternoon.
  48. Virginia Police Officer Convicted in Shooting Death of Black TeenagerA jury found Stephen Rankin guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
  49. Bill Bratton: Black Lives Matter Protesters’ Focus on Police Is ‘Bigotry’ On Monday, Bill de Blasio defended the Black Lives Matter movement, while his police commissioner argued its “narrow focus” on police killings was “a different kind of bigotry.”
  50. Study Finds Racial Bias in Police Use of Force — But Not in ShootingsDuring encounters with police, African-Americans are more likely than whites to be touched, pushed, and pepper-sprayed — but they’re no more likely to be shot, a Harvard study finds.
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