NYC Pig Officer Peter Liang To Stand Trial For Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

The manslaughter trial of a New York City police officer who fired the bullet that killed an unarmed black man in the darkened stairwell of a housing project is due to begin on Thursday.

Officer Peter Liang is also charged with reckless endangerment, official misconduct and other counts for his actions inside a Brooklyn public housing complex on the night of Nov. 20, 2014.

The death of the victim, 28-year-old Akai Gurley, added to the outrage that fueled national protests over police use of force against minorities in cities including Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore and Cleveland.

Liang’s lawyers have said the shooting was accidental.

The shooting occurred days before a grand jury declined to indict a white police officer for killing teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson and weeks before a separate grand jury brought no charges against a white New York officer for the chokehold death of Eric Garner.

New York City rookie police officer Peter Liang, center, leaves the courtroom after he pleaded not guilty at his arraignment at Brooklyn Superior court, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in New York.

Both Brown and Garner were unarmed black

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White Oklahoma Man Shoots Black Police Chief 4 Times, Walks Free

Dallas Horton, a 29-year-old white Sentinel, Oklahoma man, shot black Police Chief Louis Ross four times on Thursday (Jan. 15), and escaped any charges. During a raid of his home, Horton, who is described by Mayor Sam Dlugonski as a “gun enthusiast” and “survivalist,” hit Ross three times in the chest and once in the arm. The police chief survived the shots due to his bulletproof vest, according to The Oklahoman.

Ross and other officers were responding to a call received about a bomb threat at the Sentinel Community Action Center. The call was traced back to Horton, and authorities pursued him at his home. After breaking in the front door and clearing one bedroom, Ross was shot upon entering a second room. No explosives were found at either location. Horton was released after hours of questioning.

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KKK Leader Who Killed Black Girl With Crossbow Up for Parole


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.

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Spring Valley High Student Faces Charges After Being Tossed from Desk By Pig


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.

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Underground Railroad Conductor, Samuel Burris, Pardoned 168 Years After His Conviction     


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

Almost Two Years After Eric Garner’s Death, the Only People Being Punished are A Black Female Officer, Latino Man Who Shot Video


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.

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Pigs Involved in Tamir Rice Shooting Death to Face New Administrative Review


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.”

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Advocates urge U.S. to cease support for African agriculture initiative


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.
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Minnesota NAACP leader shocks CNN: Police are ‘behind’ the Black Lives Matter shooting


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.

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Donald Trump: My Fans Were Right To Beat Up Black Protester


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.

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