Category Archives: Racism

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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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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Tuesday Open Thread | Howard University cheerleaders kneeling during National Anthem

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The Killing of Unarmed Black Man #TerenceCrutcher in Oklahoma

Tulsa, Okla., police released video footage Monday that shows a white police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man — footage that the city’s police chief called “very disturbing.” “It’s very difficult to watch,” Police Chief Chuck Jordan said at … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Blacks Have Consistently Lived Under Systemic Oppression

During Thursday’s Congressional Black Caucus panel discussion addressing reshaping the criminal justice system and the role activists play in the movement to address issues affecting African-Americans, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) spoke about the oppression Blacks have faced throughout the history … Continue reading

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Tribal Officials: Dakota Access Pipeline Company Desecrating Native Burial Sites

Sacred burial sites desecrated by Dakota Access pipeline construction

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