Category Archives: Justice

Friday Open Thread | Betty Shelby Charged With First-Degree Manslaughter in Death of Terence Crutcher

(CNN) — Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with felony manslaughter in the first degree, Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler told reporters Thursday. Shelby fatally shot 40-year-old Terence Crutcher after his SUV stopped in a roadway … Continue reading

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Thursday Open Thread: President Obama Nominates Abid Qureshi to be the First Muslim Federal Judge

President Obama continues to make history. President Obama Has Selected the First Muslim to Become a Federal Judge BY KYLE BECKER The president nominated Abid Riaz Qureshi to become a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | Justice Department: Baltimore police routinely discriminated against blacks

(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, use excessive force too often and are not adequately disciplined for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being issued Wednesday. The report, the culmination of a yearlong investigation … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | The man who punched Dylan Roof speaks out

+ Man who punched Dylan Roof speaks out for the first time after being released from jail. pic.twitter.com/ix3KhVYESH — saycheesetv.com (@SayCheese_TV) August 8, 2016

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#KorrynGaines 5 yr old son: Police saw me run & shot me. They hurt my arm

I’m hyperventilating! The cops kicked the door in & opened fire. They saw this child running & they shot him. A 5yr old! Full Video: #KorrynGaines 5yo son's eyewitness account of Baltimore County Police shooting that killed his mother. https://t.co/oEPbiflsD4Continue reading

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United Nations rep slammed US police for trampling protesters’ rights

Amid renewed nationwide protests over police killings of black men, a representative from the United Nations toured the United States with a peculiar goal: to assess whether the exercise of freedom of assembly and association in the country conforms to … Continue reading

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Reverend William Barber Speaks at the Democratic National Convention

Rev. Barber took DNC folks to CHURCH. Updated

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