April is National Poetry Month and MurderMurder News is here to help you celebrate with these haunting poems! From chilling social commentaries on race to spooky murder mysteries, these 10 poems will undoubtedly inspire you to read more poetry this month.
Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was initially arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder of a police officer after he shot Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly when officers mistakenly entered Breonna Taylor’s apartment
Derek Chauvin, one of four police officers charged with the death of George Floyd, may face an additional third degree murder charge. As a result, Judge Peter Cahill postponed the trial Monday.
The mother of the victim, Summer Smith, alleges that the bullying has been ongoing since last year. This specific event occurred last month during a sleepover at which the boy suffered further assault when his classmates attacked him with racial slurs.
Cooper, the white woman who falsely called the police on a Black man in Central Park, completed five courses in a “restorative justice resolution.” As an alternative to jail time, she was required to complete racial equity education classes. She reportedly learned to appreciate different racial identities. According to CNN, the DA dropped her charge Tuesday.
Launched in June 2020, the Support Team Assisted Response (STAR) program aims to assist the police officers of Denver, Colorado. The STAR program focuses on low-level, non violent incidents like trespassing and mental health crises. By directing citizens to the help they need, STAR keeps people out of a broken justice system.
Warren, 52, was killed by a Killeen police officer on January 10 after his family called the police for mental health help. Attorney Lee Merritt held a press conference this afternoon at which he released new details on the incident.
Detectives Myles Cosgrove, who fatally shot Breonna Taylor, and Joshua Jaynes, who applied for the warrant to enter Taylor’s home, have been fired.
Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced that no charges will be filed against Rusten Sheskey, who shot Jacob Blake seven times, leaving him paralyzed. The prosecutor claims that it would be too difficult to prove that Sheskey wasn’t acting out of self-defense. Blake’s family expressed their disappointment and encouraged the public to continue peacefully demanding change.
Sunday marks the sixth anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death after he was fatally shot by a policeman outside of a recreation center in Cleveland, Ohio. Tamir, 12, was carrying a replica pellet gun when he was shot by a white officer in 2014.
Monday two Philadelphia police shot and killed a Black man holding a knife while onlookers (including his mother) watched. Police were responding to a call about a man with a knife. When police arrived, Wallace was reportedly waving the knife erratically.
Despite fatally shooting two demonstrators and injuring a third in Wisconsin this August, Kyle Rittenhouse will not be charged with gun crimes in his home state of Illinois. The white 17-year-old is currently facing six criminal counts in Wisconsin, including first-degree intentional homicide, for using an AR-15-style rifle during a protest in Kenosha.
Six weeks after being shot in the back by Kenosha, Wisconsin police, Jacob Blake has been released from a Milwaukee hospital. According to Blake’s attorney, Patrick Cafferty, the 29-year-old is currently paralyzed from the waist down and has been transferred to “a spinal injury rehabilitation center in Chicago.”
A Texas police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after fatally shooting Jonathan Price on Saturday. Price was unarmed when he was shot outside of a Wolfe City convenience store. According to witnesses and family members, Price had been in the process of breaking up a domestic fight between a couple and tried to calmly explain his role in the situation when the police arrived.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has waded into the tension surrounding events in Kenosha, Wisconsin, sparking anger by saying that a teen now charged with murder after allegedly shooting demonstrators had taken it upon himself to “maintain order.”
The person who was seen on video firing a rifle Tuesday night at people during a protest over the police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin has been identified as a white teenager named Kyle Rittenhouse, affiliated with police, according to unconfirmed reports on social media.
A Nevada sheriff told a local library system not to bother calling 911 after it expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Another wave of protests condemning police brutality against Black men and women occurred over the weekend following the Friday night death of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta, Georgia, who was killed by two white police officers. Brooks, who was a young father, was shot and killed in a Wendy’s parking lot after being pulled over.
Police in Florida have confirmed the discovery of the body of missing Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau, who had vanished June 6, hours after writing on Twitter that she’d been sexually assaulted by an older man.
I trust the CDC’s guidance. But my fear of being mistaken for an armed robber is greater than my fear of Covid-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took a 180-degree turn last week and is now recommending that people wear face masks in public. The guidelines say medical-grade masks should be reserved for health professionals, who are facing a shortage of supplies, and suggest that Americans use T-shirts, scarves, handkerchiefs, or any other spare fabric to make homemade masks to cover their noses and mouths.
The New York City medical examiner who conducted an autopsy on an unarmed black man who was killed during a 2014 arrest said at a hearing on Wednesday that a police officer’s chokehold set off a “lethal cascade” of events that ended in the man’s death. Cellphone videos taken by bystanders show Officer Daniel Pantaleo putting his arm around the neck of Eric Garner to subdue and arrest him on suspicion of selling loose cigarettes on a sidewalk of the city’s Staten Island borough. The New York Police Department (NYPD) is conducting a disciplinary trial for Pantaleo that could lead to his dismissal, nearly five years after Garner’s death.
The parents of a black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was fatally shot by suburban Oklahoma City police want to meet with the police chief, mayor and other city officials to get their take on what transpired.
Susan Bro, the mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, explains the distinction of being anti-racist and non-racist during a House Oversight hearing ‘Confronting White Supremacy.’