Just after 4 PM yesterday a 14-year-old boy who did not pose a real threat to anyone was shot by a police officer in East Baltimore. It was the one year anniversary of Freddie Gray’s funeral, the event two weeks after Gray’s death from spinal injuries in the care of police …Read More »
“At least 11” killed in the last month. Since the Black Lives Matter movement began gaining critical momentum following the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, a national discussion has raged about police brutality, use of force justifications, and the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform in the United States. …Read More »
According to documents obtained by VICE via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has consistently monitored the twitter account of highly lauded civil rights activist DeRay Mckesson since the Ferguson uprising in August 2014. Referring to him as a “professional protester,” McKesson’s Twitter …Read More »
Are Baltimore Prosecutors Intentionally Mishandling/Delaying The Trials Of Freddie Gray’s Alleged Killers?
We’ve consistently seen our criminal justice system behave much more benevolently when the defendants are law enforcement officers: Are the Freddie Gray trials just the latest example? Via Slate: Jury selection in the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, who drove the van in which Freddie Gray was allegedly killed, lasted …Read More »