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.’