The number of times African-Americans were brutalized by police this year? Unknown. Troubling images of a police officer slamming a 14-year-old black girl to the ground and pointing a gun at a group of African-American teenagers in suburban McKinney, Texas, is the latest incident of police violence against African-Americans to go viral.
Police officers, as both the New York Times and CNN reported, bypassed white teens in the group and confronted black young people, many of whom had been invited to a pool party. Remarkably, the officer, who is seen screaming obscenities, pointing his gun at unarmed teens and tackling a defenseless girl for “talking back,” was a training officer supervising two other officers.
He resigned late Tuesday, after the city’s police chief had called his actions “indefensible” earlier that day. Protestors listen during a rally against what demonstrators call police brutality in McKinney, Texas, June 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Stone On this score, we need to document police behavior in McKinney as much as we do in Ferguson, Missouri. Police Brutality against blacks. From Abner Louima and Amadou Diallo to Sean Bell and Oscar Grant, Black men in the United States of America are murdered, beaten, and violated by officers of the law sworn to “protect and serve” them.
Men, such as Darryll C. Price, Lorenzo Collins, Roger Owensby Jr., Jeffrey Irons, and Timothy Thomas, were all found guilty and lynched for the crime of being Black in America. From the Civil Rights era of hoses, tear gas and dogs, to the iconic imagery of the late-Rodney King being beaten by officers, Black America has a special and urgent need to understand the pathology behind police brutality. The 4th amendment clearly states that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no warrants shall issue without probable cause.” In this investigative report, NewsOne will venture behind the Blue Line to explore the culture of police brutality in this country. Watch Graham’s case here: 1. Young black men killed by US police at highest rate in year of 1,134 deaths. Young black men were nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed by police officers in 2015, according to the findings of a Guardian study that recorded a final tally of 1,134 deaths at the hands of law enforcement officers this year.
Despite making up only 2% of the total US population, African American males between the ages of 15 and 34 comprised more than 15% of all deaths logged this year by an ongoing investigation into the use of deadly force by police. Their rate of police-involved deaths was five times higher than for white men of the same age.
Paired with official government mortality data, this new finding indicates that about one in every 65 deaths of a young African American man in the US is a killing by police. “This epidemic is disproportionately affecting black people,” said Brittany Packnett, an activist and member of the White House taskforce on policing. “We are wasting so many promising young lives by continuing to allow this to happen.” Police killed more than 100 unarmed black people in 2015 — Mapping Police Violence. Police Brutality and Public Perceptions of Racial Discrimination: A Tale of Two Beatings.
Racism & Police Brutality in the African American Community! (with images, tweets) · melanie_nichols. “POLICE DON'T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE”: AFRICAN-AMERICAN YOUNG MEN'S ACCUMULATED POLICE EXPERIENCES - BRUNSON - 2007 - Criminology & Public Policy. After Recent Police Shootings, NNPA Declares a State of Emergency in the Black Community – Voice and Viewpoint. By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The recent extrajudicial killings of three Black males, including a 13 year-old boy, have sparked protests across the U.S. and National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) has declared a state of emergency in Black America.
The NNPA, is a trade group that represents more than 200 Black-owned media companies in the U.S. and reaches more than 20 million readers a week. In a joint statement released on Friday, September 23, Denise Rolark Barnes, the chairwoman of the NNPA and publisher of The Washington Informer, Bernal E. Smith II, a member of the NNPA Board of Directors and publisher of The New Tri-State Defender, and Dr. Benjamin F. On September 14, thirteen year-old Tyre King was shot and killed by police in Columbus, Ohio who were responding to an armed robbery call. On Friday September 16, Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby fired the fatal shot that killed Terence Crutcher after the truck he was driving broke down on the road.