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Kansas City police accused of ignoring warnings about possible serial killer after Black woman escapes captor
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Kansas City police accused of ignoring warnings about possible serial killer after Black woman escapes captor

The Kansas City Police Department in Missouri is under scrutiny after a Black woman escaped her alleged captor, and at least two other Black women were found dead following warnings from the community about a possible serial killer on the loose. On Oct. 7, a 22-year-old Black woman, only identified by authorities as “TJ” to protect her identity, reportedly escaped from a house in Excelsior Springs, a suburb near Kansas City, and ran to a nearby house crying for help. The woman was allegedly kidnapped, raped, and whipped. She was restrained in shackles during her abduction, reported the Kansas City Defender. The victim said the man who kidnapped her also killed two of her friends. Kansas City police arrested 39-year-old Timothy Haslett, Jr. Haslett has been charged with first-degree ra...
Community outraged after White man in Wisconsin grabs young Black man by neck who he accused of theft
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Community outraged after White man in Wisconsin grabs young Black man by neck who he accused of theft

A White man was caught on video grabbing a young Black man by the neck after accusing him of stealing a bicycle, sparking outrage in the community. In the video, another Black man can be seen trying to get someone to come to the young man's aide and asking the White man to stop grabbing the young man who appears scared and confused. The incident reportedly happened on Oct. 10, and the video of encounter has gone viral since then. The White man, who is 62 years old, has not been identified but police on Monday reportedly said the incident is under investigation. Local racist vigilante man of Milwaukee, WI grabbed a special needs boy by the neck & called the police over a bike stolen 2 days earlier from his neighbor that he admits he doesn't know what the bike actually looks li...
Police searching for suspect who hit Black cyclist with truck, yelled racial slur in California Bay Area
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Police searching for suspect who hit Black cyclist with truck, yelled racial slur in California Bay Area

Police are reportedly investigating a suspected hate crime after a man yelled a racial slur at a Black cyclist and hit him with his truck in Palo Alto. Police said the incident happened Sept. 29 around 5:30 p.m. in the downtown area when the cyclist briefly entered the street while trying to avoid contact with a car being parking. The cyclist told them after his bike entered the street, a White man driving a pick-up truck got upset and the situation escalated, reported KNTV. The police said the victim told them the truck drove over his bike and left the scene after the incident. The victim reportedly suffered minor injuries to his legs. Police are searching for the suspect who was described as a man with blonde hair in his 30s, wearing a construction vest, who was driving a sil...
Students outraged after video shows police arrest Black man on university campus in Texas
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Students outraged after video shows police arrest Black man on university campus in Texas

Many students expressed outrage after video circulated showing police at the University of North Texas in Denton arrest a young Black man for allegedly trespassing at a job fair. Video of the incident went viral after it was posted on Twitter on Wednesday. University police replied to the tweet with a statement saying officers responded to a call reporting a disturbance at an event inside the UNT union building. "Officers talked to the individual and asked him to leave the event. The individual continued to create a disturbance and was arrested related to this. No force was used related to this arrest.” In the video, someone can be heard asking the officers why they were arresting the man. The man handcuffed responds saying he gave officers his student ID. just watched @...
Black pastor files lawsuit after he was arrested while watering neighbor’s flowers in Alabama
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Black pastor files lawsuit after he was arrested while watering neighbor’s flowers in Alabama

A Black pastor in Alabama has reportedly filed a federal lawsuit after he was arrested in May by white police officers while he was watering the flowers of a neighbor who was out of town. In the lawsuit filed on Friday, Michael Jennings, 56, alleged the encounter with police and arrest violated his constitutional rights and caused him emotional distress and anxiety, reported the Associated Press. The lawsuit was filed against three officers and the town of Childersburg. The suit requesting a jury trial and seeking an unspecified amount of money. The arrest happened after police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a white neighbor who reported a "younger Black male" and gold SUV were at a house while the owners were gone, reported the Associated Press. During the encounter with p...
Report: Names of hundreds of high-ranking law enforcement and elected officials documented in leaked Oath Keepers list
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Report: Names of hundreds of high-ranking law enforcement and elected officials documented in leaked Oath Keepers list

A report released on Wednesday revealed hundreds of names of high-ranking law enforcement officers, military service members and elected officials in leaked membership documentation belonging to Oath Keepers, a far-right extremist group. The Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism sifted through more than 38,000 names on the leaked document and identified more than 370 people it purported to currently work in public safety and justice. The organization also identified more than 80 people who either ran for office or already served by early early August. Oath Keepers have been accused of playing a role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the capitol, and the leaked list raises new concerns about extremists who are potentially embedded in law enforcement and government institutions. More ...
Atlanta Popeyes calls police on woman trying to buy food for homeless man
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Atlanta Popeyes calls police on woman trying to buy food for homeless man

A college student says employees at a Popeyes in Atlanta of calling the police on her after she tried to buy food for a homeless man. Jo Ortega, a Georgia State University student, recorded the ordeal on her cellphone when she was picking up a DoorDash order. She noticed a man outside who appeared to be hungry. She attempted to order food for the man at the drive-thru but employees denied her. It wasn’t long before Atlanta police pulled up beside her. According to Ortega, the officers were understanding about the situation and commended her for what she was trying to do, reported FOX 5 Atlanta. Video of the incident went viral. @thegirlyjo CRAZY Popeyes in Atlanta would not let me purchase food for homeless! #atlanta #dontletthisflop #fyp #videoviral @popeyes @theshaderoom #FindYou...
Poll: Only 3% of Black Americans say Blacks do not experience discrimination in the US
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Poll: Only 3% of Black Americans say Blacks do not experience discrimination in the US

A new poll released today by Pew Research Center revealed glum outlooks on racial equality and life in the U.S. The results showed more than two thirds of Black Americans say racism is still a prevalent issue that stimies there progress in the U.S. The poll was conducted online in October and surveyed nearly 4,000 Black Americans over a two-week period. "About half of Black adults (52%) say racism in our laws is a bigger problem than racism by individual people, while four-in-ten (43%) say acts of racism committed by individual people is the bigger problem. Only 3% of Black adults say that Black people do not experience discrimination in the (United States) today," according to a news release on the poll. "Roughly eight-in-ten say they have personally experienced discrimination...
Deputy in Florida resigns after aggressive traffic stop, handcuffing pregnant Black woman
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Deputy in Florida resigns after aggressive traffic stop, handcuffing pregnant Black woman

A deputy in Florida has reportedly resigned after handcuffing a pregnant Black woman during a traffic stop earlier this month that was caught on video. Ebony Washington said she was driving home from Gainesville with her three children in the vehicle around midnight when the family was pulled over, reported News4Ajax. Washington, who is four months pregnant, said did not pull over immediately because she wanted to find an area that was well lit. She turned on her hazards lights when she found a comfortable spot. “It was dark and I was with my kids. I felt uncomfortable, and I didn’t want to be able to not have anyone else around,” Washington told News4Ajax. In the body camera video, Bradford County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason DeSue sounds agitated. “Pull the vehicle over or I...
Utah officer caught on video playing games, scrolling through TikTok as Black man he refused to help bled to death
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Utah officer caught on video playing games, scrolling through TikTok as Black man he refused to help bled to death

A police officer in Utah was reportedly caught on bodycam video scrolling through TikTok and playing games after he refused to help a Black man bleeding from stab wounds. Salt Lake City Police Officer Ian Anderson  responded to an emergency call on November 13, 2020 and found 39-year-old Ryan Outlaw bleeding in an elevator after he was stabbed by his girlfriend, Fernanda Tobar,  reported The Independent. In the bodycam video recently obtained by The Independent, Anderson can be seen watching TikTok videos and playing games while he sits on the steps of stairs on the floor where Outlaw was stabbed. That was about two and a half hours after the officer arrived at the scene, reported the Independent. Anderson is seen on bodycam video telling Outlaw to crawl out of the elevator as he profus...