Saturday, July 2, 2022

#blacklivesmatter

Nike fans are proving wrong the naysayers who predicted the sports retailer’s sales would slump after executives released a dramatic new promotion starring Colin Kaepernick. Since making Kaepernick the centerpiece of its newest “Just Do It” campaign, Nike’s online shoe sales...
Nate Boyer, the former Green Beret whose conversation with Colin Kaepernick literally inspired the former 49ers quarterback to kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, wants to set the record straight once and for all. This week, Boyer spoke...
While the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation try to sort through the events that led to a MPD officer shooting and seriously wounding 25-year-old Martavious Banks, they’re operating without key pieces of evidence. That evidence? Dashcam...
TSD freelance photojournalist Johnathan Martin was on the scene Wednesday night at Elvis Presley Boulevard and Gill Avenue as demonstrators blocked traffic to protest the officer-involved shooting of Martavious Banks on Monday evening. In this clip, Memphis Police Department officers...
A meeting of the City Council’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday was slated to discuss a joint resolution to request TBI Investigations for all police involved shootings and support for Senate Bill 2023/House Bill 2091. But committee...
Now it’s public. The names of the three police officers suspended in the aftermath of the shooting of Martavious Banks have been released by the Memphis Police Department. Officer Jamarcus Jeames, 26, “fired shots” at Banks after being involved  in...
By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer A rare scene in the American justice system unfolded Friday in a Chicago courthouse: A white officer stood before a mostly white jury and was convicted of killing a black teenager. It was the second...
Renowned trial lawyer Benjamin Crump says almost every police-shooting case he’s ever tried involved Tennessee vs. Garner, a landmark case that originated with a police shooting in Memphis in 1974. The Tennessee vs. Garner decision prohibits police officers from shooting...
With the Shelby County Board of Commissioners positioned Monday for a vote on legislation that would mandate Tennessee Bureau of Investigation inquiries into all police shootings, word came that the Memphis Police Association had advised its members not to...
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A white retired firefighter who burst out of his suburban Detroit house and shot at a black teenager who was asking for help to find his way to school was sentenced Tuesday to at least...