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23-year-old Samir Ahmed was just helping a neighbor in his own community…until the police got involved and arrested him.

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The East Pittsburgh Police Department, the same department that housed Officer Michael Rosfeld, who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Antwon Rose II, will be disbanded as of Saturday.

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The FBI’s 2017 hate crime report released Tuesday and it confirms that Black Americans have been the most targeted victims of racial bias since the agency began collecting data on these incidents since the early 1990s, NBC News reports. “One of the things that is amazing about Black experiences in America is that the country […]

The post Blacks most frequently targeted by hate crimes, new study says, but we already know this appeared first on theGrio.

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  Seattle-area police are now apologizing for an incident that led to officers helping the owner of a frozen yogurt shop expel an African-American man from the business, simply because employees said they felt uncomfortable. According to the Seattle Times, on Monday the Kirkland Police Department issued an apology for taking part in what amounts […]

The post Yogurt shop owner boots Black social worker and the cops issue weak mea culpa appeared first on theGrio.

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Newly obtained bodycam and surveillance footage seems to corroborate the claims made in a lawsuit filed by a former Washington State University football player against the Pullman (Wash.) Police Department. According to KXLY, in October, former WSU football player Treshon Broughton filed a federal complaint alleging two of its officers used excessive force, violated his due process rights […]

The post Washington State student’s lawyer obtains video showing police ‘intentionally’ lied about brutal arrest  appeared first on theGrio.

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Travis Jordan, 36, had been living with his friend and co-worker Paul Johnson and his wife in the couple’s Minneapolis home. On Friday, Johnson became concerned about Jordan and called police.

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Like most black people with a modicum of sense and a willingness to continue their streak of consecutive years lived, I regard the police with a feeling that exists at the intersection of skepticism, annoyance and trepidation. Basically, I see them the same way I see ricotta cheese—good in lasagna but might kill me if…

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Law enforcement officials arrested and charged 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc, Jr. on Friday, in connection with at least a dozen pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, Rep. Maxine Waters, the Clintons, and philanthropist George Soros, all frequent targets of public attacks by…

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On Wednesday morning, New Jersey woman Koebere Bull received a Facebook message from a 20-year-old man named Dylan Jarrell, from Kentucky, who wanted her children to die because they are black.

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News, North Carolina, Police, Police Shooting, Video, Washington -

  Officials in North Carolina are investigating a shooting involving a white officer and a black motorist who police say stepped out of his vehicle with a gun during a traffic stop on Sunday. Washington, N.C., police said the driver Cedric Pritchard exited the car he was driving with a weapon and was killed by […]

The post Questions swirl after Black man is killed by North Carolina police officer after traffic stop appeared first on theGrio.

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The New York Police Department has yanked thousands of police body cams from deployment after a unit “burst into flames” while an officer was wearing it in Staten Island, according to the Daily Beast.

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Gerald Jones believes he ‘absolutely’ deserves an apology after an overzealous white woman in Ponte Vedra, Florida called the police on him just because he yelled at his 13-year-old son while he was playing soccer. During an interview with ‘WJXX-TV Jones was visibly distraught and on the verge of tears while talking about the shocking incident […]

The post Black soccer dad fights back tears as he speaks about ‘Golf cart Gail’ calling police on him appeared first on theGrio.

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Police “activists” in New Jersey staged a protest outside of the employer of a black healthcare administrator who made a Facebook comment referencing police implicit bias against black people, and they say they will continue to do so until she is “held accountable” for her comments.

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Thanks to surveillance video, police in Florissant, Missouri have been able to disprove an account on social media about an alleged assault at a gas station.

The post Police say video proves white Missouri man lied about Black man assaulting him appeared first on theGrio.

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A white woman answered the age-old question “Can I kick it?” with a definitieve “no” when she called her cousins (aka the police) on a father who was cheering on his son during a soccer game. The white woman, who appeared out of nowhere riding a golf cart has been dubbed Golf Cart Gail.

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Rapper Cardi B shared with W magazine in a tell-all interview that her now infamous shoe incident with hip-hop rival Nicki Minaj happened after Cardi grew tired of Minaj’s alleged shenanigans. “For awhile now, she’s been taking a lot of shots at me,” Cardi told the magazine. “I spoke to her twice before, and we came to […]

The post Cardi B says Nicki Minaj was doing the most prior to NYFW dustup appeared first on theGrio.

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Karle Robinson, a first-time homeowner, was working late into the night loading furniture into his brand-new house when he was handcuffed by police.

The post #MovingWhileBlack: Black man moving into his own home detained and handcuffed by Kansas police appeared first on theGrio.

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Frederick Hopkins, News, Police, South Carolina, Veteran -

The shooter who killed a decorated South Carolina police officer during a violent standoff has been identified as 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins.

The post South Carolina man who shot and killed police has been identified as 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins appeared first on theGrio.

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Maryland, Mass Shooting, News, Police, Snochia Moseley -

Employees at a Maryland drugstore warehouse endured horrifying moments of gunfire and terror as a woman working a temp job fired on colleagues with a handgun, killing three people before fatally shooting herself. As authorities in Harford County are still trying to determine why Snochia Moseley opened fire at the Rite Aid warehouse details have […]

The post 5 Things we know about suspected Maryland warehouse shooter Snochia Moseley appeared first on theGrio.

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Cincinnati, Kroger, News, Police, Shoplifting, Taser, Video -

  A community in Cincinnati is in an uproar after a local officer tased an 11-year-old girl who was thought to be shoplifting from a grocery store. Tuesday, officials released bodycam video of an officer telling the girl, after he used a taser on her for allegedly shoplifting, that “You know, sweetheart, this is why there aren’t any […]

The post Police officer under fire for tasering 11-year-old girl for shoplifting ‘This is why there aren’t any grocery stores in the Black community’ appeared first on theGrio.

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Since the beginning of the policing in the city of Boston, Massachusetts the city has never seen a Black commissioner. But now history has been made with its 42nd commissioner. William Gross was sworn in as the first African-American police commissioner to grace the city of Boston. Gross has been apart of the police department […]

The post Grio Good News Report : William G. Gross makes history as Boston’s first African-American commissioner appeared first on theGrio.

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  A Michigan mother is outraged after a school police officer handcuffed her seven-year-old son for an hour during an after-school program. And now, she’s suing the city of Flint for using excessive force to restrain her child, who suffers from ADHD.  According to the news outlet, Chrystal McCadden says her son Cameron, was handcuffed after […]

The post Mother sues after 7-year-old son with ADHD handcuffed by police at school ‘I was horrified’ appeared first on theGrio.

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  Ezekiel Phillips says he was peacefully chilling out in his car listening to a yoga CD when a white woman rolled up on his vehicle ready to start a world full of drama. Phillips told Fox 11 that he had just dropped someone off in Long Beach, California, and decided to take a 30-minute break before […]

The post White woman calls police on Black man for listening to yoga CD in his car appeared first on theGrio.

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The family of a black man fatally shot by two white officers in Kansas as he fled from them after a struggle filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday.

The post Family of Topeka, KS man killed by police file civil rights lawsuit appeared first on theGrio.

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Arrest, Craig Williams, News, Police, Sacramento -

A Black man who was arrested for keeping his car idling while shopping at a 7-11 store in Sacramento, Calif., will not be charged, CBS Sacramento is reporting. Craig Williams, 40, was arrested May 4 for resisting arrest after a struggle with a Sacramento police officer outside of the store. Body cam video showed the […]

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Clifford Harris, News, Police, Racial Profiling, T.I., Video -

  Police say rapper T.I. has been arrested on disorderly conduct and public drunkenness charges as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta. Henry County Police Deputy Chief Mike Ireland said T.I. was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday after he got into an argument with a security guard. Media reports say the rapper, […]

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One Florida mom wants the world to know that good cops do exist after an off-duty officer saved her infant’s life. K9 Deputy Jeremie Nix‘s can be seen on dashcam video rushing to the aid of Nechole Crowell’s infant son after he pulled behind her vehicle when Crowell waved the officer down in his cruiser. —Camille […]

The post Heart-stopping video shows police deputy saving baby who had stopped breathing appeared first on theGrio.

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In the last few weeks alone, there have been at least six instances of police […]

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Denver, Mayors, News, Police, Racial Profiling -

The 22-year-old son of the mayor of Denver had a complete meltdown and berated, ridiculed and cursed a police officer during a confrontational cop stop that was caught on bodycam video, the Daily Mail reports. Jordan, the son of Mayor Michael Hancock, lost control after getting pulled over for speeding and threatened to get the […]

The post Video goes viral of mayor’s son hurling gay slur at police officer for pulling him over “I’m about to get you fired” appeared first on theGrio.

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After video surfaced on social media showing Philadelphia police officers arresting two Black men at Starbucks many people were wondering how sitting could lead to arrest. According to social media accounts the two men were waiting in the Starbucks for a friend when a barista called the cops. “What did they do,” one man can […]

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