California Community Fights for Accountability After Police Kill Unarmed Black Man in Hail of Bullets

“How is it that a young black man shoplifting, or selling cigarettes, or supposedly in a stolen vehicle is shot and killed, yet a young man kills 17 people and is taken away alive?”

Friends and family of Diante "Butchie" Yarber mourn as protesters filled the parking lot of the Barstow (CA) police department on Tuesday April 10, 2018. Yarber was shot and killed by a Barstow Police Department Officer on April 5.(James Quigg/Daily Press via AP)

A California community is drawing increasing attention to the police killing of Diante “Butchie” Yarber, a 26-year-old black father of three who was shot to death as he sat inside his car in the parking lot of a Barstow Walmart on April 5. In dramatic video filmed of the incident, which occurred in broad daylight, police can be heard rapidly

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The Sacramento Police Department Are No Angels

If we are going to go digging into people’s pasts after a police shooting, let’s start with the ones holding the smoking guns.

Helmeted Sacramento Police officers block the entrance to the Sacramento City Council chambers from demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Stephon Clark by Sacramento Police, Tuesday, March 27, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Clark, who was unarmed, was shot and killed a week earlier by two officers responding to a call about a person smashing car windows. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

While the shooting death of Stephon Clark has made national headlines over the last two weeks, it is not the first questionable shooting the Sacramento, Calif., Police Department has had. It is just one in a long list of many questionable incidents or activities the department has been linked to. Each and every time there is a police shooting

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Chicago Cops Plead Not Guilty In Cover-Up Of Black Teen’s Murder

The indictment marks the latest chapter in the history of a police force dogged by allegations of racism and brutality against the city’s black residents. Both pled not guilty on all charges.

Former Chicago police officer Joseph Walsh, left, and Chicago police officer Thomas Gaffney, right, depart the Cook County Courthouse after their arraignment on state felony charges of conspiracy in the investigation of the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald, July 10, 2017, in Chicago. (AP/G-Jun Yam)

In the latest development surrounding the extrajudicial killing of teenager Laquan McDonald by the scandal-plagued Chicago Police Department, three current and former Chicago police officers pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges of conspiring to cover up the fatal 2014 shooting of the 17-year-old Black youth by a white officer. Detective

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Texas Black Caucus: State Needs To Act Following Killing Of Black Teen By Police

In the aftermath of a police officer killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards near Dallas, the Texas Legislative Black Caucus called on state leaders to work with legislators on police interactions and accountability.

A few hundred supporters stand holding lit candles as they listen to comments from speakers during a vigil for Jordan Edwards in Balch Springs, Texas, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP/Tony Gutierrez)

Days after a Dallas-area police officer shot and killed a black 15-year-old in the passenger seat of a car, the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and other lawmakers made an emotional plea to state leaders Thursday morning to act to prevent police shootings. Jordan Edwards, an honor student at Mesquite High School, was shot in the head with a rifle

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Mistrial For Cop’s Execution-Style Killing Of Walter Scott?

The potential hung jury is comprised of up six white men, five white women, and one black man.

Screenshot from the by-stander's video footage which shows Officer Michael Scott in the process of shooting a fleeing Walter Scott in the back. Late Friday, a single juror wrote Judge Clifton Newman that they could not vote to convict North Charleston, South Carolina police officer Michael Slager of either murder or manslaughter for his April execution-style fatal shooting of unarmed Walter Scott, raising the specter of a mistrial. Earlier Friday, the

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Unarmed Black Man Shot After Police Confuse E-Cigarette For Gun

The lastest incident follows one in Tulsa, Oklahoma last week when 40-year-old unarmed black man Terence Сrutcher was fatally shot by the police after his SUV stalled on the road.

This undated cellphone photo released by Dan Gilleon, the attorney for the family of Alfred Olango, shows Alfred Olango, the Ugandan refugee killed Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, in El Cajon, Calif. The fatal police shooting of Olango, who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived at the scene where a mentally unstable man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

The police in El Cajon, California, who have shot dead an unarmed African-American man at a strip mall, allegedly confused the vape smoking device he was pointing at them for a gun, local media reported on Thursday. On Wednesday night, El Cajon police received phone calls about a man who was behaving erratically and walking in traffic, USA

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