Police in the News


Current Events

  • U.S. Justice Department Rips The Ferguson Pol 18 Oct 2018 02:17 Black Star News Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson [Speaking Truth To Power] A Corrupt Cesspool of Racism This week, the Justice Department in a report found that the Ferguson Police Department engaged in a “pattern of unconstitutional policing” finding “substantial …
  • “The Trial of the Century” from a Black journalist’s view 16 Oct 2018 18:30 New Pittsburgh Courier “I couldn’t believe it was happening, but it was. A justice system that for decades was viewed as broken by thousands of Blacks and minorities had finally worked and convicted a Chicago police officer of killing a Black teenager. My assignment was over, …
  • Trial Of The Century: A look Inside The Courtroom That Doomed Jason Van Dyke 15 Oct 2018 14:36 The Seattle Medium His convictions could put the murderer behind bars for the rest of his life if Judge Vincent Gaughan brings down the hammer at Jason Van Dyke’s sentencing on Halloween, October 31. (Photo: Trial Press Pool Photo) By Erick Johnson NNPA Newswire Contributor …
  • Ferguson: Charles Barkley’s First Class Buff 14 Oct 2018 07:07 Black Star News Barkley -- sometimes funny on TNT; not this time Basketball Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley is known for being outspoken—and sometimes putting his foot in his mouth. Once again, he has done so by weighing in on the Michael Brown grand jury decision not to …
  • Broward County's Police Incompetence Co 14 Oct 2018 05:06 Black Star News   Hypocrisy of Gov. Scott--he's now ready to clean up the mess 17 dead bodies later. Photo: Gage Skidmore-Flickr  [Speaking Truth To Power]  In the wake of Florida's Valentine's Day massacre, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which took …
  • Donald Trump’s Lunatic Police Brutality Endor 09 Oct 2018 02:49 Black Star News Donald Trump. Still hasn't repudiated comments endorsing police brutality. Photo Gage Skidmore-Flickr People are still discussing Donald Trump’s lunatic advice calling for police brutality -- and rightly we should be talking. Trump spoke to Suffolk …
  • Freddie Gray's Brutal Death: How Did 05 Oct 2018 22:02 Black Star News Gray's parents and supporters show some rage [Speaking Truth To Power] The protests against Baltimore Police for the callous killing of Freddie Gray is representative of the reactions people are forced to take when those in political power refuse to …
  • Black Power Vote: In November We Must Eject Crooked Politicians Who Shield Police Brutality 01 Oct 2018 22:33 Black Star News Wesley Bell beat the bad guy, McCulloch. We need many more such wins. Photo--Twitter. [Speaking Truth To Empower] This November, Black Americans will be going to the polls in the most monumental midterm elections of our lifetime—where besides the usual …
  • What Bill Cosby has in common with the black wayward youth he once criticized 27 Sep 2018 10:27 Chicago Tribune It is likely that Bill Cosby would not have approved of Laquan McDonald. The African-American icon didn’t like the way some black teenagers carried themselves, with their pants hanging low and their head covered with a hoodie. He often criticized people …
  • Inconvenient Truths: New York Policing And Th 21 Sep 2018 00:30 Black Star News City Hall meeting: Bratton, de Blasio, Sharpton. How long can mayor avoid speaking truth about racism on the police force? [Speaking Truth To Power] Should Black New Yorkers Trust Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton to Protect Them? Part of the …
  • Black Lives Matter Activist Newsome Files $5 19 Sep 2018 07:57 Black Star News Walter Newsome. Photo: Twitter   [Speaking Truth To Empower]   Last Friday, a Black Civil Rights leader filed a $5 million law suit against the New York Police Department (NYPD) for the brutal beating he apparently received during a police brutality …
  • Desperado: Failing GOP Presidential Candidate 18 Sep 2018 05:20 Black Star News Chris Christie's not the chosen one-- when when all else fails, demonize Black folk [Speaking Truth To Power] Last week the failing Republican presidential hopeful, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despicably slandered the Black Lives Matter …

Current Events Cont….

  • U.S. Officials Decry Killings In Kandahar Two Days Ahead Of National Elections 19 Oct 2018 05:40 Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty Top U.S. officials decried the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections and urged the Afghan people not to let it deter them from going to the polls. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis called the …
  • Kandahar police chief killed by Taliban 19 Oct 2018 05:30 PakTribune.com 19 October, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani confirmed on late Thursday that Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq Achakzai, and intelligence chief in Kandahar Momin were killed in shooting at a security meeting of senior local and …
  • Mexico police sent to meet migrant caravan 19 Oct 2018 04:47 BBC Image copyright AFP Image caption The caravan set off from northern Honduras last week Mexico has sent hundreds of police to its southern border as a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants approaches from Guatemala. The move came after …
  • Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Banksy: Your Friday Briefing 19 Oct 2018 04:42 International Herald Tribune (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. President Trump on Jamal Khashoggi, a major attack in Afghanistan and a reason to stay out of the water 150 million years ago. Here’s the latest: • Assigning blame in the Khashoggi …
  • 28 Movies Worth Watching in Seattle This Weekend: Oct 18–21, 2018 19 Oct 2018 04:39 Stranger It's a beautiful weekend for movie-going, whether you love indie dramas, seasonal favorites (like The Craft and Psycho), or major Hollywood spectacles. Feel cosmopolitan as heck by going to the German cinema showcase Kinofest or the Seattle Polish …
  • Migrant caravan: Mexico sends police to southern border 19 Oct 2018 04:36 BBC Image copyright AFP Image caption The caravan set off from northern Honduras last week Mexico has sent hundreds of police to its southern border as a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants approaches from Guatemala. The move came after …
  • Trump Openly Celebrates the Assault of a Journalist While Campaigning in Montana 19 Oct 2018 04:01 Alter Net Revealing his party's pleas for "civility" to be a complete farce, President Donald Trump brazenly celebrated a brutal attack on an American reporter Thursday night at a rally in Montana. The assault itself happened over a year ago in May …
  • RWANDA CONSCRIPTS BURUNDIAN REFUGEES INTO NEW 19 Oct 2018 03:54 Black Star News Rwanda's Mahama Refugee Camp, near the Rwandan Burundian border Western press and officials now warn that the Rwandan massacres of 1994 are close to a replay in Rwanda’s neighbor Burundi, which shares its Hutu-Tutsi-Twa demographic. Prominent Western …
  • Defending Trans Lives Is a Massachusetts Value 19 Oct 2018 03:42 Harvard Crimson Online This November, Massachusetts will be the latest state to face the question of civil rights at the ballot box. Nondiscrimination protections that have, since 2016, protected transgender people from discrimination in public places are at risk of being …
  • The Latest: UN Security Council condemns Afghan attacks 19 Oct 2018 03:22 Brownsville Herald KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Saturday (all times local): 7 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has condemned several recent attacks in Afghanistan ahead of Saturday…