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Report: Southern California police officers joked in text messages about killing Black people
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Report: Southern California police officers joked in text messages about killing Black people

Following a bombshell investigation last year about racist text messages shared by a officers with a Southern California police department, even more text messages have come to light -- and they are downright disgusting to say the least. Recent court documents revealed that Torrance Police Department police officers joked about killing Black people and repeatedly used the n-word, reported the LA Times on Thursday. In one of the exchanges, multiple officers also complained about family members who were gathered outside the police station after a family member was fatally shot by Torrance police officers, the LA Times reported. “Was going to tell you all those n----- family members are all pissed off in front of the station,” said one of the officers, the Times reported. The ...
Judge: Damages to Black Lives Matter mural in Santa Cruz worth $19K
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Judge: Damages to Black Lives Matter mural in Santa Cruz worth $19K

The two men accused of vandalizing a Black Lives Matter mural last year will be required to pay more than $19,000 for its restoration if the pair are found guilty, according to a judge. A Santa Cruz County Superior Court judge made the ruling today after the decision, which was expected last month, was delayed. Brandon Bochat, 21, and Hagan Warner, 20, were charged with felony vandalism and hate crime for defacing the mural located near 800 Center Street in Santa Cruz. The judge's determination of the cost was reportedly based on the work to restore the project, materials, paint, and city permits. The restitution amount could change. Prosecutors were originally seeking nearly $90,000. Bochat and Warner are expected to stand trial October 10. The defacement of the mural, ...
Las Vegas police union wants Black judge to resign after comments made about cops
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Las Vegas police union wants Black judge to resign after comments made about cops

A Las Vegas police union is calling for a Black judge to resign for giving cautionary advice about police to a defendant in court who is a Black man. The controversy began after a video circulated of Clark County District Court Judge Erika Ballou making comments on the bench to the defendant on Monday.   In the video, she says, in part: “You’re the one making the decisions not to walk away from cops. You’re a Black man in America. You know you don’t want to be nowhere where cops are… You know you don’t want to be nowhere where cops are cause I know I don’t, and I’m a middle-aged, middle-class Black woman. I don’t want to be around where the cops are because I don’t know if I’m going to walk away alive or not.” Ballou became a judge in January of 2021. She was previously a publ...
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White man wearing BLM T-shirt brutally attacked at event for senate candidate in Arizona

A man wearing a T-shirt that said “Black Lives Matter” was brutally assaulted by supporters of a candidate running for senate at an event in Arizona. The victim, who is a 73-year-old White man, could be seen on cellphone video standing in front of an angry group of people after he walked into the building where the event took place. Several people confronted the man and made demeaning and racially-charged comments before some of them began to punch and hit the man. The senate candidate — who looks at least 10 years older than his Wiki bio claims — is also accused of being a part of the attack. It is unclear if anything precipitated the assault before the cellphone video was recorded. The event was reportedly a meet-and-greet for the extreme right-wing candidate who recently sai...
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Georgia school district sued after students suspended for wearing BLM shirts

A school district in Georgia is facing a lawsuit after a group of Black high school students was suspended for wearing Black Lives Matter t-shirts in 2020. According to the lawsuit, their high school prohibited students from wearing Black Lives Matter clothing, but not Confederate flags or symbols. Parents also say they made multiple complaints to school leaders about several incidents involving racially offensive behavior but nothing was done. In one of those alleged incidents, a group of students waved Confederate flags and yelled racist slurs on school property. When a group of Black students held a counter protest and wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts, they were told to turn them inside out. According to the lawsuit, the White students were not disciplined. The lawsuit is...