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A Texas judge on dismissed four aggravated assault charges against Roy Oliver, a former police officer serving a prison sentence for the murder of Jordan Edwards.

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DALLAS (AP) — A Texas jury gave a white former police officer too lenient of […]

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A Texas jury has decided that former Balch Springs, Texas officer Roy Oliver will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

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The family of Jordan Edwards says the 15-year sentence handed down to the police officer who murdered their son is too lenient.

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Andrew Gillum is one step closer to making history! The mayor of Tallahassee beat out four other candidates and is on his way to possibly becoming the first Black governor of the state. In the general election–he’ll go against republican nominee Ron DeSantis— who has full support from our President Donald Trump. Trump wasted no […]

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DALLAS (AP) — More testimony is expected Wednesday during the sentencing of a former police […]

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Jurors are deciding the fate of former Texas police officer Roy Oliver who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting unarmed teenager Jordan Edwards.

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DALLAS (AP) — A white former police officer was convicted of murder on Tuesday for […]

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After two days of deliberations, jurors found Roy Oliver, the ex-Balch Springs, Texas cop who shot and killed Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old boy, guilty of murder on Tuesday afternoon.

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“Please help us. He’s dead. Please don’t shoot me,” Vidal Allen, the stepbrother of Jordan Edwards can be heard tearfully shouting to a police officer. In the car with Allen and three other teens was the lifeless body of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, who had just been killed by former Balch Springs, Tex., officer Roy Oliver, who fired as […]

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DALLAS (AP) — Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman […]

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Today we lost an icon in the music industry. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed away at 76 due to pancreatic cancer. She spent her last moments surrounded by friends and family in Detroit. Franklin got her start in the church with songs like “Respect,” which became an anthem for the civil rights […]

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DALLAS (AP) — A white former Texas police officer has been indicted on a murder […]

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DALLAS (AP) — The family of a black 15-year-old shot and killed by a white […]

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DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas police officer who fired into a car of teenagers […]

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DALLAS (AP) — A white Texas police officer has been charged with murder in the […]

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“Jordan was a loving child, with a humble and sharing spirit. The bond that he shared with his family, particularly his siblings, was indescribable,” the family said in a statement. “No one, let alone young children, should witness such horrific, unexplainable violence.” Officers left the house and saw a vehicle backing into the street, Gonzalez said. Officers yelled for the driver to stop, but the vehicle began pulling forward to drive away. Police opened fire and a single bullet struck and killed Edwards, who was riding in the passenger seat. Police initially said that the vehicle reversed “aggressively” at the...

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If you didn’t listen to Bronzeville, the podcast, you should. But if you’ve already knocked it out, check out this bonus interview with Tamron Hall, Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate. It’s a fun convo about a great show. Hey, guess what? Police officers change accounts all the time to make themselves look better. You know […]

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