Stories tagged: "police brutality"


Attorney's for the Wallace family, Shaka Johnson, left, and Kevin P. O'Brien, right, speak to the media outside Walter Wallace Jr.'s home in Philadelphia, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Police officers fatally shot Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man armed with a knife during a confrontation the day before, an incident that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood and sparked a standoff that lasted deep into the night. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Walter Wallace Jr.’s Parents Called for Medical Help. Police Showed Up Instead and Killed Him.

The family said police responded to calls to the house earlier Monday to deal with Wallace, who was having a mental health crisis.

Sharif Proctor lifts his hands up in front of the police line during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia Police Killed Another Young Black Man—This Time in Front of His Mother

Hundreds of protesters filled the streets of West Philadelphia Monday night, just hours after Philadelphia Police shot and killed a young Black man in the middle of the street.

Portraits of Pennsylvania 1st Congressional District Democratic candidate Christina Finello (left) and Republican US Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (right). (Photos courtesy of the candidates' campaigns.)
Finello Tries to Unseat Fitzpatrick by Tying Him to Trump

Christina Finello said President Donald Trump is trying to take away health care “in the middle of the worst health care crisis in a century… He’s able to do that because of a law my opponent supported.”

A scene from a protest held on May 30, 2020, in Philadelphia, after the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25 2020. (Shantanu Saha via Shutterstock)
Philadelphia Bans Police Chokeholds

City Council also banned officers from kneeling on a suspect's neck and using similar types of restraints.

President Donald Trump bows his head down at a conservative summit in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Donald Trump, Who Is President, Tries to Blame Deadly Violence on Joe Biden

Trump’s latest Twitter barrage represents perhaps the clearest signal yet: He is banking his re-election campaign around stoking racial division and using scare tactics to try and convince suburban women to vote for him instead of Joe Biden.

FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file photo, protesters participate in a Black Lives Matter rally on Mount Washington overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, to protest the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. In recent years, there have been dozens of examples of officers who had numerous complaints against them of excessive force, harassment or other misconduct before they were accused of killing someone on duty. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
Pittsburgh Protesters Are Now Suing the Police

The lawsuit includes videos of officers firing projectiles at protesters, firing a canister at the chest of a female protester from about 10 feet away, and firing tear gas and smoke at people walking away from the protest site.

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Colorado Is Reopening Investigation Into Horrifying Police Killing of Elijah McClain. Here’s What We Know.

In the video, Elijah McClain can be seen sobbing as he repeatedly tells officers, “I’m just different.” Samara McClain said her brother was a massage therapist who planned to go to college.