Tag: police violence

Commentary: Police violence hits home

As the nation came to a standstill when unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was murdered in cold blood by a police officer in 2014, much of the country had no idea what was to come in regards to the issue of police brutality following that fateful day. 

Lack of training leads to death

Atatiana Jefferson was fatally shot in her own home in Fort Worth, Texas, on Oct. 12 by a police officer marking another case of police brutality, a failure to hold the murderer accountable in a timely manner, and a perceived attempt to shift the blame onto the victim.

Local community considers Dallas shooting

Following the death of Botham Shem Jean – the 26-year-old African American man who was shot when off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger apparently mistakenly entered his apartment on Sept. 6, thinking it was her own – it’s clear something went horribly wrong, say local experts.

Starbucks spills the stereotype tea

On April 12, two black men were arrested at a Starbucks in Philadelphia. The men were not disobeying any laws, making any sort of scene or bothering anyone.  One of them, Rashon Nelson, asked an employee if he could use the bathroom upon walking into the Starbucks and was told it was for paying customers only. He tried to explain to the worker that he and his associate were waiting for their third party to start a business meeting and would not be there long, but the manager decided to call 911 after the men refused to buy anything or leave the store.

Police brutality analyzed

University of La Verne students and faculty gathered for a Black Lives Matter discussion Monday in the President’s Dining Room to examine how the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012 illustrates prominent racial issues in America.

March calls for racial equality

Students and faculty of various ethnicities gathered in front of the Enrollment Management Building on First Street and E Street Wednesday morning.

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