Police brutality

Shannon Kepler walks with his wife, Gina, while his attorney, Richard O'Carroll, puts his arm around him after a hung jury verdict was announced at the Tulsa Country Courthouse, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla. A third mistrial was declared Friday in the murder case of Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer accused in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 10:07 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For the third time in less than a year a jury deadlocked on Friday and forced a mistrial in the murder case of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend, astonishing prosecutors and frustrating the boyfriend's family. Judge Sharon...
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Shannon Kepler walks with his wife, Gina, while his attorney, Richard O'Carroll, puts his arm around him after a hung jury verdict was announced at the Tulsa Country Courthouse, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla. A third mistrial was declared Friday in the murder case of Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer accused in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 10:04 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For the third time in less than a year a jury deadlocked on Friday and forced a mistrial in the murder case of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend, astonishing prosecutors and frustrating the boyfriend's family. Judge Sharon...
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Shannon Kepler walks with his wife, Gina, while his attorney, Richard O'Carroll, puts his arm around him after a hung jury verdict was announced at the Tulsa Country Courthouse, Friday, July 7, 2017, in Tulsa, Okla. A third mistrial was declared Friday in the murder case of Kepler, a white former Oklahoma police officer accused in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)
July 07, 2017 - 9:57 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For the third time in less than a year a jury deadlocked on Friday and forced a mistrial in the murder case of a white former Oklahoma police officer accused of killing his daughter's black boyfriend, astonishing prosecutors and frustrating the boyfriend's family. Tulsa police...
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July 07, 2017 - 12:14 pm
One of the most popular websites for commentary on the black community is joining the platform that includes online media powerhouses Gizmodo, Deadspin and Jezebel. Gizmodo Media Group announced Friday that Very Smart Brothas will become a vertical of The Root, among the country's most-read online...
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Special prosecutor Patricia Brown-Holmes speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Chicago. Brown-Holmes announced that three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. In the indictment approved Monday by a Cook County grand jury, alleges that one current and two former officers lied about the events of Oct. 20, 2014 when Officer Jason Van Dyke shot the black teenager 16 times. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
June 28, 2017 - 10:39 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times — which prompted outrage when a video of the killing was finally released. The indictment handed down...
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Special prosecutor Patricia Brown-Holmes speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Chicago. Brown-Holmes announced that three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. In the indictment approved Monday by a Cook County grand jury, alleges that one current and two former officers lied about the events of Oct. 20, 2014 when Officer Jason Van Dyke shot the black teenager 16 times. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
June 28, 2017 - 7:07 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers have been indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times — an incident that prompted outrage when a video of the killing was finally released. The indictment...
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Special prosecutor Patricia Brown-Holmes speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Chicago. Brown-Holmes announced that three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. In the indictment approved Monday by a Cook County grand jury, alleges that one current and two former officers lied about the events of Oct. 20, 2014 when Officer Jason Van Dyke shot the black teenager 16 times. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
June 28, 2017 - 6:10 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times, prompting outrage when a video of the shooting was finally released. The indictment handed down Tuesday...
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Special prosecutor Patricia Brown-Holmes speaks during a news conference Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Chicago. Brown-Holmes announced that three Chicago police officers have been indicted on felony charges that they conspired to cover up the actions of a white police officer who shot and killed 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. In the indictment approved Monday by a Cook County grand jury, alleges that one current and two former officers lied about the events of Oct. 20, 2014 when Officer Jason Van Dyke shot the black teenager 16 times. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)
June 28, 2017 - 2:19 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers were indicted on charges that they conspired to cover up and lie about what happened when a white police officer shot a black teenager 16 times, prompting outrage when a video of the shooting was finally released. The indictment handed down Tuesday...
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June 23, 2017 - 2:13 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local): 2:05 p.m. An Ohio judge has declared another mistrial after the jury said it was deadlocked in the retrial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the fatal traffic stop...
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Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, center, speaks with his attorney Jonathan Smith in Milwaukee County Court on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee after being acquitted on first-degree reckless homicide charges in the killing of Sylville Smith. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 22, 2017 - 1:19 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in those deaths. Experts cite a confluence of factors, including racial bias, attitudes toward...
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