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Laquan McDonald

At some point last night, the Foodtown grocery at 148th and St. Nicholas caught fire.

The subway station entrance across from it is a few blocks from my apartment, and by the time I had passed that intersection this morning, the front window was gone and inside was nothing but bitumen. 1,600 more words

Miami Herald: Amid a series of police-involved shootings in Miami-Dade, a search for patterns ...

“Over one six-day stretch over the past two weeks, South Florida police officers shot seven people. Two of them died. Four who survived were teenagers. Three of the teens were inside a truck. 26 more words

Civil Rights

NYT: Appeals Court Rules for Transcripts in Eric Garner Case to Remain Sealed...

The New York Times continues coverage on Eric Garner, the African American man who was choked to death by a New York City Police Office: “The decision by the Court of Appeals, in a six-word ruling published… 312 more words

Civil Rights

Minnesota Cop, Gun, and a Congressman's Son

These poor Minneapolis Cops need a gun to defend themselves from a lone black kid with his hands up…Turns out the black kid in question happens to be the son of a Congressman. 252 more words


ABA Journal reports "Cop who killed fleeing driver is protected by qualified immunity, SCOTUS rules"

ABA Journal: The driver, Israel Leija Jr., had fled after a police officer approached his car at a drive-in restaurant and told Leija he was under arrest, according to the Supreme Court opinion. 344 more words

Police Misconduct

Wash. Post: Uneven Justice, Police Killings and Mixed Verdicts

“Society is loath to convict cops who kill, so civil court is often the best place for victims’ families to get results. But there, some get millions, and some get nothing.” Read the whole store here:  301 more words

Civil Rights

Wash. Post: Louisiana officers charged with murder in shooting of boy, 6

Two police officers were arrested on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for a shooting Tuesday in Louisiana that left a 6-year-old boy dead and his father critically wounded, a state police official said during a news conference on Friday night. 121 more words

Police Misconduct