A North Carolina Ku Klux Klan leader who shot and killed a 16 year old black girl with a crossbow is up for parole.
Russell Hinson, a KKK leader in the 1980s, was convicted of first degree murder in the cold blooded killing of Felicia Houston in 1992.
A group of parents in South Carolina are making plans to present a petition demanding that police officials drop the charges against a 16-year old student whose violent assault from police officer Ben Fields was captured on videotape. Fields yanked the young lady from her desk after she refused to comply with the teacher and the officer back in October.
The girl is charged with disturbing schools, which is a misdemeanor in the state of South Carolina.
Exactly 168 years after a court found Samuel Burris guilty of helping fellow African-Americans escape #slavery, Delaware’s governor rendered history’s verdict by pardoning the Underground Railroad conductor.
For years Samuel Burris helped his fellow African-Americans flee the bonds of slavery. As he entered a Dover, Delaware, courtroom on November 2, 1847, however, the Underground Railroad conductor faced a future in chains himself. Continue reading
Sgt. Kizzy Adonis, who joined the NYPD in 2002, was placed on modified duty after getting hit with four department counts of “failure to supervise.”
The first police officer to be disciplined in the death of Eric Garner is a black sergeant named Kizzy Adonis, according to The Associated Press.
Adonis was stripped of her badge and gun over the 2014 death of Garner, who was choked to death by New York police officer Daniel Pantaleo. Although the incident was captured on a cell phone camera, a grand jury declined to indict Pantaleo. The City of New York eventually paid a $5.9 million settlement to the Garner family.
A march in front of City Hall on Dec. 29, 2015, in Cleveland. Demonstrators took to the street the day after a grand jury declined to indict Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann for the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, 2014.
A Cleveland City Council member is also pushing to seek negligent-homicide charges against the officers under city law.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has stated that the two officers involved in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice will face a new administrative review, following a grand jury decision to decline to press charges against the officers, NBC News reports.
During a press conference Tuesday, Jackson insisted that regardless of what the grand jury believed about the young boy’s death last year, “it should not have happened,” repeating, “It should not have happened. It simply should not have happened.
“I do not have a comment on what the grand jury did,” he added. “Now it’s in our world, and we are going to do what we believe is the right thing.”
A program meant to help agriculture in Africa is causing more harm than good and should be closed, says an advocacy group. The 3-year-old New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition allowed large corporations to make land grabs that are to the detriment of small farmers, according to a new report by ActionAid. Released ahead of the G7 Summit in Germany, a meeting of the world’s seven leading economies, the report urges members at the meeting to end the New Alliance and embark on a better initiative.
“The New Alliance was supposed to provide much-needed support to some of Africa’s poorest farmers but this flagship project of Obama’s G8 presidency has forced some of the continent’s poorest farmers off their land,” said ActionAid USA’s Senior Policy Analyst Doug Hertzler to the media.
Raeisha Williams, communications chair of the Minneapolis NAACP, told CNN that members of law enforcement were “behind” the Monday night shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters.
During an interview on Tuesday, CNN host Brooke Baldwin asked Williams to react to breaking news that two men had been arrested in connection to shootings that injured at least five people who were protesting the killing of Jamar Clark.