Category Archives: Open Thread

U.N. Human Rights Council will debate whether police killings of black men are modern day lynchings

Police killings of Black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human … Continue reading

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Betty Shelby’s online donations include officer endorsed by state as witness in the case

At least 11 current or former Tulsa police officers, including the president of the Fraternal Order of Police and an officer endorsed by the state as a witness in Betty Shelby’s criminal case, have donated to an online fundraiser for … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread | Keith Scott shooting crime scene

Hat tip: Duane Whop Vandross Is evidence being planted? An object magically appears.

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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 | Uprising erupts in Charlotte NC over shooting of #KeithLamontScott

One person was shot and gravely wounded on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, officials said, as riot police dispersed unruly protesters after the fatal police shooting of a black man under disputed circumstances. North … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | #KeithLamontScott: A disabled black man shot dead by North Carolina police

When will this end, Lord? #KeithLamontScott Disabled Father of seven Reading a book while waiting on his son’s school bus Shot 4 times by police CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A chaotic scene has erupted in the night in North Charlotte after … Continue reading

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Tuesday Open Thread | Howard University cheerleaders kneeling during National Anthem

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