Archive for the ‘Police Brutality’ Category

Update: The Cambridge police just dropped the charges! Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., best known for his work in African-American ancestral research, was arrested last week by Cambridge, Mass., police on his own front porch. Gates had just returned from China and found his front door jammed. He went to the backdoor of the […]


Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson (top) is starring in a new film about police corruption with Richard T. Jones (middle photo), Chris Klein, and Adam Rodriguez. Jackson, who is executive producing with Chris Lighty and Tim Roth, plays a gang-banger-turned-informant in Caught in the Crossfire, written and directed by newcomer Brian Miller, who attended film school in Grand Rapids, Mich., […]


A Dallas police officer pulled over NFL player Ryan Moats and his wife, who were rushing to see his dying mother-in-law in the hospital, for driving through a red light. The officer held Moats in the hospital parking lot on March 18 as his mother-in-law lay dying in her hospital bed, even though the 26-year-old professional athlete repeatedly […]


Nearly 150 people, most of them Black, have accused police in the tiny Texas town of Tenaha of illegally seizing their property without charging them with any crime. From June 2006 to June 2008, Black motorists were forced to surrender their cash, cell phones, even cars or face felony charges of money laundering or other more […]


According to the BBC and other news sources, suspects in the African country of Kenya are being killed by police officers there, instead of arrested. A whistleblower, whose eyewitness account was videotaped in July and released Tuesday by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, was killed four months after the taping. The video above shows the […]


What is going on in this country? Why can’t Black people safely ride public buses and trains without being harrassed by the authorities? Check out the video below that shows a white Chicago police officer interacting with a Black male passenger. The Chicago Police Dept. is investigating the incident, which we believe occurred last week. The […]


Oscar Grant’s killer, Johannes Mehserle, was released from jail yesterday. He paid 10% of his $3 million bail. His family raised the money. Although he’s been charged with murder, his defense team will likely try to prove that he “mistakenly pulled out his service pistol instead of stun gun” (NBCBayArea.com) to get him off. Thank goodness for […]