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.
Fans try to get an autograph after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke during a campaign stop Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 in Birmingham, Ala.
After his supporters beat up a Black Lives Matter protester on video, Donald Trump suggested that they may have done the right thing.
Court rules that the State can force a child to receive a vaccination against the parents wishes
The death of Sandra Bland has been sweeping social media over the past week. But there are two other very similar cases that have received relatively little attention, in the mainstream media or even social media.
We recently reported on the jail cell lynching of Kindra Darnell Chapman.
But before either of last week’s apparent executions, in police custody, Kimberlee Randle-King, of Maryland Heights, was accused by police of hanging herself with a T-shirt back on September 19th in a Pagedale jail cell, near St. Louis.
She died at a hospital, but friends and family are doubtful that there was any real attempt to save her. In fact, many are questioning whether Randle-King was murdered.
The hanged 21-year-old was held on minor traffic warrants, and allegedly one related to a minor disturbance involving another woman.
This death came as a series of several dozen suspicious hangings in area jails are being talked by the local media. What’s going on?
Stay tuned, bookmark this page and check back for updates, as this story is still developing and being investigated.
(Article by Shante Wooten and M. David)
Source: Another Black Woman Lynched In Police Custody After Minor Traffic Arrest
Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today!
When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and in a historic act of fury the french administration in Guinea destroyed everything in the country which represented what they called the benefits from french colonization.
Mexico is one of only two Latin American nations (Chile is the other) to not officially recognize its black population in its national constitution. This exclusion of Afro Mexicans from the nation’s governing document and other aspects of the post-revolution Mexican national imagination has lead to a structural erasure of Afro-Mexican voices to this day. Now, a group is fighting for their constitutional recognition.
A woman who grew up in Kenya was attacked by an American woman at an Applebee’s restaurant in Minnesota for not speaking “American”.
Asma Mohammed Jama also known as Mishy Ojama who is originally from Somalia but spent most of her time in Kenya before immigrating to the US was attacked after a woman identified as Jodie Marie Burchard-Risch, 43, and her husband became upset after hearing the victim speaking in Swahili, a language commonly used in Kenya and it’s East African neighbors.
The recent campaign in South Africa against colonial statues is just the tip of the iceberg in an Africa-wide phenomenon that is likely to result in the removal of offending statues of colonial figures from public places. With similar statues removed in Zimbabwe and Namibia in the recent past, other countries are bound to follow suit, writes Baffour Ankomah.
At No. 33 Fitzroy Street in central London, there is an ongoing exhibition featuring artifacts from Italy, one of which is the marble statue of Primo Carnera’s head. Carnera became Italy’s most famous athlete and champion of the world during the reign of Mussolini, who declared him a national hero.
The advert promoting the exhibition begins with a profound line: “Every object tells a story.” If you repeat this line twice in your head, you begin to see why South African students no longer want the colonial statues adorning their campuses and cities, and want them removed.
“Every object tells a story” indeed. So what stories do the hundreds of colonial statues in public places in African cities tell?
During 1935 African-American women were doing more than just sitting at home sewing and waiting for their husbands. No, the women of Detroit formed a group called the “Detroit Housewives’ League. They were upset because many of the businesses would take the #Black people’s money but they were not willing to hire them. If the businesses wanted the Black people’s money then the “Detroit Housewives” were going to make sure they were willing to hire them as well. The league was founded in 1930 by Fannie Peck. By 1935, there were over 9,000 members in the organization. The league help to create over 70,000 jobs for Blacks, both men and women.
The Business Idea Competition, 43North, announced 110 semifinalists from a pool of 3,007 qualified submissions for its 2015 competition. The list of startup companies and their hometowns can be found at http://www.43north.org/semifinalists. “This year the competition substantially increased women and minority participation,” informed a competition spokesperson. 43North is lauded as one of the largest business competitions in the world.