Category: Justice System

NYPD Police Killings 1979 to 1990

July 7, 2020
NYPD Killings 1979 to 1990 This is a 90 percent complete list of persons killed by the New York City Police Department between 1979 and 1990. It does not include many of the well known high profile cases like that of 30 year old African American businessman, Arthur Miller, who was choked to death by

Anger Over Texas Black Woman Killed by Police

October 16, 2019
Following the fatal shooting of a black woman in her home by a white officer in Fort Worth, Texas, over the weekend, community members say they have little faith in the role of law enforcement in the city. Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was in her home in the early morning hours of Oct. 12 when officer…

Migrant households separated with the aid of U.S. are refusing reunification over risks: ACLU

September 9, 2018
Immigrant fogeys separated from their infants by way of the Trump administration and lower back to their buildings are refusing to be reunited with their infants as a result of their nations are so unhealthy, an legal professional for the American Civil Liberties Union informed a court docket on Friday. Read Extra

Did Police in Texas Murder Sandra Bland?

July 20, 2015
http://democracynow.org - Last Friday, an African-American woman was returning home from a job interview in Waller County, Texas, when she was stopped by ...

Freddie Gray Death – Homicide – 6 Police Arrested

May 1, 2015
Arrest Warrants Issued for 6 Police Officers in Death of Freddie Gray I cried today watching the press conference of Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby regarding the death of Freddie Gray. As someone who has been involved in the struggle for justice for decades, including helping to lead numerous demonstrations against police brutality and killing

When the Police Kill Your Son: A Mother's Story

April 30, 2015
When the Police Kill Your Son: A Mother's Story When the Police Kill Your Son: A Mother's Story I was introduced to Kathy Oliver, an African-American, at a Jamaican social club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It came out during our conversation that she was introduced to Jamaican culture by her significant other, a Rastafarian named

Brown v. Board of Education – The Court Decision that Rocked America 60 years Ago

March 28, 2015
      Brown v. Board of Education On May 17, 1954, the US Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education, a  history altering decision, that, “in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place" [ic_google_news keyword="Brown v. Board of Education"] Brown v. Board of Education of

The Long Road to Brown, 1865-1954

March 28, 2015
The Long Road to Brown, 1865-1954 Long before the 1954 brown v Board of Education, African Americans across the South fought against the Apartheid system of Jim Crow and for quality public education. Within the separate and unequal system African Americans built their own quality education system. The problem was not necessarily the separate system, but

Malcolm X – May 19th 1925 to February 21, 1965

February 18, 2015
 Who Was Malcom X Why Was He Assassinated – A Black Politics Exclusive February 21st marks the fiftieth (50th) anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X. To focus on this occasion, www.blackpolitics.org  will feature an exclusivefirst-hand account of Malcolm X, his significance, and the events leading up to his assassination from a man whom J Edgar Hoover

COINTELPRO – How the FBI Sabotaged Black America, A Documentary by Gil Noble

December 31, 2014
The intentional destruction of Black America by the FBI using infiltration, counter-intelligence programs and drugs. From Marcus Garvey to Paul Robeson to Ma...

Racial Inequality in America

December 24, 2014
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ cover story at The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations,” published last night — and the subject of this week’s Moyers & Company interview — shows how dramatically the legacy of slavery and centuries of legalized and institutionalized…

One Out of Every 25 Death Row Inmates Innocent

December 22, 2014
Study – Many Death Row Inmates Innocent Study shows that 4% of death row inmates are innocent.  A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences uses statistical techniques to estimate that one in every 25 death row inmates in America would be exonerated, given enough time and attention. The study

A Racially Biased Prosecutor – A Secret Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri – No Justice, No Peace!

December 21, 2014
A Racially Biased Prosecutor – A Secret Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri – No Justice, No Peace! – http://www.blackpolitics.org A Racially Biased Prosecutor The first observation to be made about the behavior of the prosecutor in the Ferguson, Missouri, case is that he never treated the officer, Darren Wilson, as an adversary. For all of

Secret Grand Juries +White Police and Prosecutors=No Justice & Dead Black Men

December 6, 2014
The police officers and the prosecutors have worked hand in glove to fill America's prisons with young black men. They are not adversaries. They are almost always on the same side. This fact makes it impossible for a local prosecutor to conduct a fair and impartial investigation when the accused is a police officer. The

African American Slave Revolts and Rebellions

November 27, 2014
African American Slave Revolts and Rebellions Harriet Tubman Biography: Underground Railroad Conductor http://womenshistory.about.com/od/harriettubman/a/tubman_moses.htm Harriet Tubman Biography – From Slavery to Freedom [2] Underground Railroad Conductor, Abolitionist, Women’s Rights Advocate What was the Underground Railroad ? : Harriet Tubman What was the Underground Railroad? The Underground Railway was a loosely organized … Check out these sites

Finally – US Senate Confirms First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts

November 20, 2014
LDF Applauds Senate Confirmation of First African-American Women on Georgia’s Federal Courts On November 18, 2014, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc., (LDF) welcomed the historic votes by the U.S. Senate to confirm the first African-American female judges ever to serve on Georgia’s federal judiciary. The Senate confirmation of Leslie Abrams to the

Reflections on County Supervisor’s Claim that late Mayor of Jackson Mississippi was Murdered

November 17, 2014
Mississippi’s Hinds County Supervisor, Kenny Stokes says he believes former Jackson mayor, Chokwe Lumumba was killed. Two days after  Lumumba’s death, the county supervisor publicly demanded that doctors carry out a thorough autopsy to determine the cause of his death. Lumumba was an advocate of the creation of an independent black-majority nation in the US South. As a

Ex-Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin on the Execution of Troy Davis

October 26, 2014
The former Atlanta mayor speaks out on the controversial issue at a Sept. 22nd Kennesaw State University lecture.

[1/7] The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975)

October 17, 2014
The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. Writen and Directed

The Assassination of George Jackson

October 8, 2014
The Assassination of George Jackson –an interview with Colonel Nyati Bolt By Angola 3 News Angola 3 News is excited to release the third interview in our new video-series focusing on the Angola 3 and the many issues that are central to their story, like racism, repression, prisons, human rights, solitary confinement as torture, and

RBG-How the FBI Sabotaged Black America, A Documentary by Gil Noble

October 3, 2014
The intentional destruction of Black America by the FBI using infiltration, counter-intelligence programs and drugs. From Marcus Garvey to Paul Robeson to Martin Luther King to Malcolm X to Fred Hampton, to the Black Panthers to heroin and crack, the FBI has worked to destroy black people. COMPANION: COINTELPRO REVISITED-FBI Domestic Intelligence Activities and the

Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America's Most Revolutionary Mayor" (Part 1/2)

September 28, 2014
http://www.democracynow.org – In Mississippi, the city of Jackson is grieving today following the sudden death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, less than a year after he was elected. He suffered from heart failure on Tuesday. A longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney, Lumumba had been described as “America’s most revolutionary mayor.” Working with the Malcolm X

Police Brutality – Protect Your Rights

August 24, 2014
Police Brutality Police brutality and outright murder against Black people in the US  is a persistent problem that will not go away. One Black Man Is Killed Every 28 Hours by Police or Vigilantes. It has been said, and demonstrated in practice, that police in America have a license to kill Blacks with impunity. The

Race In U.S. Court Cases; Beyond Trayvon Martin

August 13, 2014
Findings of Case Study The Impact of Race In U.S. Court Cases; Beyond The Trayvon Martin Case Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 A Just Cause, an advocate for the wrongfully convicted, released findings from it study on race and justice in the United Sates. The study includes a review of the IRP-6 case and the

Ban the Box

August 8, 2014
Ban the Box Legislation   Ban the Box is a nationwide movement that supports legislation prohibiting employers from including questions about criminal records on job applications.  In New Jersey, the Opportunity to Compete Act, also know as “ban the box” has gained support from civil leaders and legislators. The purpose of the legislation is to ban

Race a Significant Factor at Almost Every Stage of Criminal Prosecutions in Manhattan

July 27, 2014
Race is a significant factor at nearly every stage of criminal prosecutions in Manhattan, from setting bail to negotiating a plea deal to sentencing. A 2-year study  conducted by the Vera Institute of Justice confirmed what has been common knowledge among African Americans. nationwide. The study of the Manhattan D.A’s office found that, in Manhattan, Black and

The Assassination of Fred Hampton How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther 2 of 3

April 25, 2014
The Assassination of Fred Hampton How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther References: http://www.amazon.com/The-Assassination-Fred-Hampton-Murdered/dp/1569767092 Fred Hampton http://www.huffingtonpost.com/susan-rutberg/nothing-but-a-northern-ly_b_355670.html December 4 ,2009 , marked the fortieth anniversary of the death of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. On December 4th, 1969, Chicago police raided Fred Hampton’s apartment and shot and killed him in his

The Assassination of Fred Hampton How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther Part 1

April 25, 2014
  References: Police kill two members of the Black Panther Party — History.com … Four other Black Panthers were wounded in the raid, as well as two police officers. … by FBI informant William O’Neal, who was third in command of the Chicago … Black Panther Party – Marxists Internet Archive A history of the Black