Monday, June 24, 2024

Tag: Walter Scott

Former officer sentenced to 20yrs in prison for killing unarmed man

“Officers who violate anyone’s rights also violate their oaths of honor, and they tarnish the names of the vast majority of officers, who do incredible work."

Ex-cop pleads guilty after shooting unarmed man in back

If convicted, Slager faces a maximum sentence of life in prison for violating Scott’s civil rights under color of law.

Ex-cop Indicted on Federal Charges For Shooting Unarmed Man in Back

Confined to house arrest since January, Slager also faces between 30 years and life in prison for the pending state charge. His murder trial is scheduled to begin on October 31.

Ex-Cop Indicted on Murder Charge for Gunning Down Unarmed Man

After South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, fatally killed Walter Scott during a routine traffic stop, a grand jury decided to indict Slager for the murder. Will the indictment of another officer involved in covering up the shooting give us the answers?

After Cop’s Shooting of Unarmed Walter Scott Caught on Video, New...

Would requiring officers to wear body cameras be a new way to address civil rights concerns? Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst with the Speech, Privacy and Technology Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, talks about the newly ignited debate.

Police Officer Faces Murder Charge for Shooting Unarmed Man in the...

After a video surfaced recorded by a bystander, South Carolina police officer, Michael Slager, was arrested on Tuesday charged with murder for shooting an unarmed man in the back. The video appeared to contradict the officer’s account.

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UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.

Congress demands answers from Chief Justice Roberts on Supreme Court ethics scandals

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin press Chief Justice John Roberts on ethics standards amid controversies involving Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.

Essential jobs and public school teachers in the US fail to provide living wages

Home health aides, retail salespersons, fast-food workers, and public school teachers are essential to the economy and society, yet their wages fall far short of the cost of living.

Global consensus: Majority support quick fossil fuel phaseout, even in top producing nations

A new UNDP poll reveals overwhelming global support for a rapid transition to clean energy and stronger climate action, including in major fossil fuel-producing countries.