The Chicago Police Department has systemically violated the civil rights of residents by routinely using excessive force, a practice that particularly affects African-Americans and Latinos, the Justice Department said in a scathing report released Friday, [read more…]
With police-community relations at a fever pitch in D.C. and nationwide, District residents and council members spoke out during a recent hearing in an attempt to thwart police brutality and mend fences as the selection process of the new police chief gets underway. [read more…]
Thousands of students all across South Africa have begun protesting for amenable student fees and less eurocentric academic studies, resulting in live fires, police brutality and attacks and cancellations of 2016 university fee increases. [read more…]
Over the past several weeks, the family and friends of 31-year-old Terrence Sterling have continued to protest near the street in Northwest where he lost his life at the hands of D.C. police officers. [read more…]
Excerpt: As the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. celebrates its 40th anniversary, more than 10,000 men, women and youth from across the country will gather in the nation’s capital, eager to weigh in on possible solutions for the myriad of issues that continue to affect black communities in the U.S. and around the globe. [read more…]
Washington, DC — The nation’s largest trade association of African American owned newspapers and media companies, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), today issued an urgent call and demand that President Barack H. Obama and U.S Attorney General Loretta Lynch appoint a Federal Special Prosecutor in the wake of the police killings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. [read more…]
Police and sheriff departments need to be more transparent, hire a more diverse workforce and instill trust with the community.
Those were just three of the dozens of recommendations mentioned Friday, Nov. 13 at a law enforcement roundtable held at the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office in Upper Marlboro. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) led the discussion which focused on a report by President Barack Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.