Americans say blacks treated less fairly in 2015 than 2007: Gallup
Whites, blacks and Hispanics also expressed a new low in their satisfaction with the way blacks are treated in U.S. society, according to the Gallup 2015 Minority Rights and Relations poll. Overall, about 49 percent of respondents said they were satisfied, compared to 62 percent just two years ago, pollsters said. The survey of more than 2,000 respondents, conducted from June 15 until July 10, comes at a tense time between U.S. law enforcement and the communities in which they operate, particularly after grand jury decisions not to indict white officers who killed unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and in New York City.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:51:26 -0400
Man found guilty of 2010 killing of Chicago police officer
A judge on Tuesday found a man guilty of fatally shooting a Chicago police officer after a scuffle in a police station parking lot in 2010, prosecutors said. Cook County Criminal Court Judge Timothy Joyce rejected a defense argument that Bryant Brewer, 29, was insane at the time he shot and killed Officer Thor Soderberg. Brewer was convicted of first degree murder in the killing of Soderberg and the attempted murders of Officers Kim Thorpe, Officer Lynn Casey and Sgt. Jason Kazinski, said Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:01:37 -0400
University of Cincinnati creates safety post after fatal shooting
Robin Engel, a criminal justice professor and researcher at the university, has been named to the post and her appointment will be effective immediately, it said. "I am fully committed to making any needed changes to our UC Police Department. University police officer Raymond Tensing was indicted in July on murder charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:00:04 -0400
Vandals attack vacation home of dentist who killed Cecil
MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (AP) Police in southwest Florida say vandals spray painted the words "lion killer" on the garage door of the vacation home owned by a Minnesota dentist who has been identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:13:23 -0400
Court appearance for Memphis police shooting suspect
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) An ex-convict charged with fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal on a Memphis street has a court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, the same day a memorial service is set for the slain officer.
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:53:59 -0400
8 cities cited in data program from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg
NEW YORK (AP) Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time. Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to make its data releases more useful for the public. Seattle wants to use contract data to help ensure vendors deliver on their promises.
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:52:43 -0400
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