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Justice Dept. Reviewing Use Of Deadly Force

Justice Dept. Reviewing Use Of Deadly Force

Source: Kevin Johnson / USA Today WASHINGTON —The Justice Department is leading a broad review of police tactics, including the kind of deadly force that prompted recent protests in Missouri and New York, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday. The review is being conducted as the department weighs creating a national commission to provide new direction […]

Koch Brothers’ New Racial Gambit: What’s Really Behind A Quiet Battle With AFSCME

Koch Brothers’ New Racial Gambit: What’s Really Behind A Quiet Battle With AFSCME

Source: Joan Walsh / Salon.com UNCF’s decision to accept Koch funding was controversial even before AFSCME severed ties with the organization and some African-Americans have raised questions similar to Lee Saunders. On NewsOneNow, Roland Martin hosted a discussion on the Kochs’ donation last month that turned into a polite but sharp debate between Lomax and progressive economist […]

At Least 40 Shot In Chicago Weekend Wave Of Violence

At Least 40 Shot In Chicago Weekend Wave Of Violence

Source: Reuters / The Huffington Post An 11-year-girl was shot and killed during a slumber party as violence struck Chicago over the weekend, local media outlets reported on Sunday. At least 40 people were shot, and four killed, in weekend violence in the third-largest U.S. city, the NBC affiliate in Chicago reported. The deaths included […]

Malaysian Airliner Downed In Ukraine With 295 Aboard

Malaysian Airliner Downed In Ukraine With 295 Aboard

Source: Doug Stanglin / USA Today A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur with 295 people aboard crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border after reportedly being hit by a missile, according to an adviser to Ukraine’s interior ministry. Malaysia Airlines confirmed on its Facebook page that Ukrainian air traffic control lost contact […]

Federal Judge Strikes Down California’s Death Penalty

Federal Judge Strikes Down California’s Death Penalty

Source: Mollie Reilly / The Huffington Post A federal judge has ruled that California’s death penalty system is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney handed down an order Wednesday, finding that the system is arbitrary and in violation of the Constitution’s 8th Amendment. “California’s death penalty system is so plagued by inordinate and unpredictable delay that […]

TV Reporter Suspended After Rant About Fatherless ‘Young Black Men’

TV Reporter Suspended After Rant About Fatherless ‘Young Black Men’

Source: Travis Reilly / TheWrap News 12 reporter Sean Bergin made a controversial statement about “young black men” on TV Monday and now he has reportedly been suspended. The regional News 12 Networks, which serve New York and New Jersey, ran a story (above) about Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago, who was fatally wounded in a shootout […]

TV Reporter Suspended For On-Air Comment About ‘Young Black Men’

TV Reporter Suspended For On-Air Comment About ‘Young Black Men’

Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite News 12 New Jersey reporter Sean Bergin has reportedly been suspended for comments he made on-the-air Sunday evening about the black community. After reporting on a suspect in the fatal shooting of Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago, Bergin told his viewers that News 12 was “besieged” with phone calls from police officials “furious that […]

LeBron’s Decision: I’m Going Back To Cavs

LeBron’s Decision: I’m Going Back To Cavs

Source: ESPN LeBron James is heading back to Cleveland. The four-time league MVP told SI.com on Friday that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. “My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball,” James told SI.com in a first-person essay. “I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now.” For James, it marks a complete turnaround from […]

Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

Florida Illegally Drew Congressional District Boundaries To Benefit GOP, Judge Rules

Source:  Ashley Al / The Huffington Post The Florida Legislature illegally redrew boundaries defining congressional districts to benefit the Republican Party, a circuit court judge ruled Thursday. The League of Women Voters, along with a coalition of voters, challenged the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature after it redrew congressional district lines in 2012, suggesting boundaries were manipulated to benefit GOP […]

Houston Suburb Bans Children In Country Illegally

Houston Suburb Bans Children In Country Illegally

Source: NBC DFW The city council of a Houston suburb has voted to ban children from the city if they are in the United States illegally. The League City council voted 6-2 to adopt the resolution Tuesday night. The resolution refuses any federal request to set up detention or processing centers in the community, citing […]

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