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July 18, 2017

Prosecutor decides not to try Ray Tensing for third time in Sam DuBose's death

Twice already, jurors have not been able to agree whether Ray Tensing was guilty of murdering Sam DuBose.

July 13, 2017

At four years old, the Black Lives Matter network takes stock of its work on the ground

"Despite all that we are up against given this new political landscape, we are uniquely positioned to build substantial power for black people.”
July 11, 2017

Video shows Georgia police officer beating homeless black woman during her arrest

The officer was initially cleared of wrongdoing, even after admitting that he struck the woman in the head.
July 7, 2017

This Black Lives Matter chapter just clapped back at the NRA with a biting ad of its own

Black activists are speaking out against the NRA's controversial ad.
July 6, 2017

Philando Castile’s classmates give out the first scholarship in his honor, one year after his death

The Philando Castile Memorial Scholarship will be given to a young man of color annually, an award committee said.
July 5, 2017

Protesters at Alton Sterling march arrested in clashes with police as city marks year since he died

The protesters tried to break through police barricades.

July 4, 2017

Delrawn Small’s family marks one year since his fatal shooting by an NYPD officer

Small was fatally shot by NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs.
June 28, 2017

Alton Sterling’s children sue Baton Rouge over shooting, alleging racism and excessive force

The Sterling family alleges that police officers sent racist text messages about people who protested the black man's shooting death.
June 27, 2017

3 Chicago officers charged with conspiracy in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald

The three Chicago police officers allegedly conspired to prevent an independent investigation and prosecution against Officer Jason Van Dyke.
June 26, 2017

Philando Castile's family reaches $3 million settlement with Minnesota police

The settlement is the latest in a string of multi-million-dollar payouts that have followed police-involved deaths of African-Americans.
June 24, 2017

Charleena Lyles was a "powerful lady" — until she faced Seattle's flawed criminal justice system

Like Charleena Lyles, women who experience mental health instabilities have been more likely than men to encounter a criminal justice system that is ill-equipped to treat them.

June 23, 2017

Judge declares mistrial in retrial of officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose

The jury spent five days deliberating Ray Tensing's fate.
June 21, 2017
June 19, 2017

Charleena Lyles was shot dead by Seattle police — after calling 911 for help

Police said the officers who responded to Lyles' call for help were told that she was a "hazard" before they arrived.
June 14, 2017

Two men plead guilty in connection to shooting of protesters at Jamar Clark rally

Two accomplices to the 2015 shooting of five Black Lives Matter protesters have now face possible jail time.
June 8, 2017

Jurors selected in murder trial for the death of Samuel DuBose

The University of Cincinnati officer fatally shot Samuel DuBose in 2015.

June 5, 2017

Jeronimo Yanez's trial over Philando Castile's death begins with a mostly white jury in Minnesota

Jurors will weigh whether the St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer's use of lethal force was reasonable.
June 3, 2017

Jurors often want to convict police of violent crimes. These Supreme Court rulings stand in the way.

Two Supreme Court rulings from the 1980s have made lethal uses of force by police incredibly hard to punish in court.
May 31, 2017

Portland activists divided on the ACLU's defense of white supremacists' right to protest

"As soon as you start preaching hate to the point you start physically endangering people, that is unacceptable."
May 31, 2017

NYPD officer who killed Deborah Danner in October arrested, charged with murder

The officer killed the mentally ill woman on Oct. 16, claiming she was armed with a bat.
May 27, 2017

St. Louis wants to take down a Confederate monument. But there's a catch.

The city's treasurer started the "Take It Down St. Louis" campaign to raise money to move a 103-year-old Confederate monument.

May 23, 2017

Women's March organizers on Betty Shelby verdict: "A white woman's fear of a black man" is no excuse

Women's March organizers and Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City are calling on the DOJ to file charges against Betty Shelby.
May 23, 2017

Read the public letter jurors wrote after finding Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter

The jury concluded that race was not a factor in Shelby's decision to shoot Terence Crutcher.
May 20, 2017

Betty Shelby will return to work five days after her acquittal in Terence Crutcher's death

The Tulsa chief of police has cleared Betty Shelby for return to the force.
May 19, 2017

The NAACP says it is going to revive itself. First, it's ousting Cornell William Brooks.

The organization hopes to remain relevant to the civil rights movement, with a new leader.
May 18, 2017

Betty Shelby is not guilty of manslaughter in shooting of Terence Crutcher, jury finds

Were she convicted of first-degree manslaughter, Betty Shelby faced between four years and life in prison.

May 16, 2017

Betty Shelby Trial: 3 takeaways from testimony in the case of Terence Crutcher's killer

Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments on Wednesday.
May 16, 2017

Black Lives Matter slams Department of Justice's "backward" drug memo 

The attorney general is reviving an approach to law enforcement that the civil rights community despises.
May 13, 2017

Racial justice groups bailed out hundreds of black moms for Mother's Day

"Until we abolish bail and mass incarceration, we're gonna free ourselves."
May 12, 2017

Terence Crutcher's mom: "Love your children while they're here with you"

Leanna Crutcher has a message for mothers who still have their children on Mother's Day and every other day.