Two women let Roman Catholic priest Anthony Odiong become close to them because they believed he would provide them with spiritual advice they could use to confront difficult times in their lives. But rather than simply minister to them, Odiong abused his position to have sexual intercourse with one of the women, police now allege. […]

US police officer charged with murder for shooting Black woman who had phoned 911  Evening Standard Source link

A Manvel, Texas, woman said her two young boys suffered racist harassment for more than a year, including nooses displayed in her neighbor’s yard, but her complaints to local police went nowhere until a family member took the matter to the mayor’s office. Mayor Dan Davis said he was notified of the hateful incidents over […]

Amnesty International identifies and maps out police violence nationwide since 26 May Almost 500 videos and photographs of incidents analyzed 125 incidents in 40 states highlight where police used force on peaceful protesters, journalists and bystanders New campaign calls for wide-ranging police reform Police forces across the USA committed widespread and egregious human rights violations […]

Deputies responding to a disturbance call at a Florida apartment complex burst into the wrong unit and fatally shot a Black US air force airman who was home alone when they saw he was armed with a gun, an attorney for the man’s family said on Wednesday. Senior Airman Roger Fortson, 23, who was based […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2020, the top enlisted leader of the Air Force went public with his fear of waking up to the news that a Black airman had been killed by a white police officer. Then four years later, a Florida deputy shot and killed Senior Airman Roger Fortson in his apartment. “I doubt […]

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that spotlights wrongdoing around the country, to receive our stories in your inbox every week. Two national civil rights groups accused Illinois’ third-largest school district on Tuesday of relying on police to handle school discipline, unlawfully targeting Black students […]

20 May 2015 Updated 26 May 2015 Image source, Getty Images Image caption, There have been large-scale protests against police brutality across the US Recent high-profile cases of unarmed black men dying at the hands of the US police have sparked protests and civil unrest in several American cities. Four expert witnesses talk to the […]

DENVER — The Black former police chief of a small Colorado town says he was the victim of racial discrimination and fired after officers and city leaders worked to force him out even though he was cleared of wrongdoing by an independent investigator, according to a federal lawsuit. Hal Edwards, who sued the city of Leadville, […]

US official says ‘Haiti cannot wait’ as Washington pushes for Kenya-led mission to help country tackle gang violence. The administration of United States President Joe Biden has called for the rapid deployment of a Kenyan-led security force to Haiti following the killing of three US missionaries in the violence-hit Caribbean country. The appeal on Friday […]

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