Ahead of his return to work, St. Anthony Police Chief speaks highly of the officer that killed Philando Castile
Tensions between players and the organization rose throughout the month of July after the Minnesota Lynx wore Black shirts stitched with the words, “Change starts with us. Justice & Accountability,” written in white on the front.
Officers said they responded with gunfire after the patient was unresponsive to their calls to get down, and loaded what they thought was a gun. They fired three shots, one of them hitting Kinsey in the leg. The gun turned out to be a toy car.
The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury, were fined $5,000, while players were fined $500 each for wearing black Adidas shirts, according to ESPN.
The organization also approved legislation regarding how to properly train eyewitnesses in recording police involved shootings using a cell phone; many of the incidents that made national headlines involving Black men and police were captured on a cell phone camera.
"I don't know." That's the response the North Miami police officer gave to shooting victim Charles Kinsey, when he asked why the officer opened fire as he lay flat on the ground, hands outstretched to prove he was no threat to the police.
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Larry Mitchell created a "Send Me Back To Africa," GoFundMe page on July 7, one day after the police shooting death of Philando Castile and two days after an officer fatally wounded Alton Sterling. In the wake of the shooting, the nation has deepened a widening divide over race relations and policing.
Mourners gathered at St. Paul Cathedral on Thursday to pay their respects to Philando Castile, the 32-year-old Minnesota man who was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop. During the service, several people who were close to Castile spoke highly of his character. Rev. Steve Daniels Jr. spoke out: “Once again we have the […]
It’s very rare to hear a rapper say they grew up wanting to be anything else — yet ScHoolboy Q wanted to be a police officer. In an interview with Billboard magazine, the rapper revealed that as a youngster in L.A., he dreamt of a career in law enforcement. He told the mag, “It’s funny, I wanted to […]