Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, pleaded not guilty Monday before being placed on a $1.5 million bond.
A man accused of killing three, including a police officer, when he attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. was arrested and taken into police custody alive after a tense five-hour standoff.
Police officer Jason Van Dyke, who is White, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday morning and “will be the first on-duty Chicago police officer to be charged with that crime,” the report says.
“A group of White supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights,” Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter told the Star Tribune.
A Chicago woman, partly inspired by Spike Lee’s anticipated and controversial film Chiraq, has decided to curb gang and gun violence in her community by implementing a sex strike until the killings end.
Sixteen people were shot in a hail of gunfire Sunday night at Bunny Friend Park in New Orleans. According to reports, multiple people began firing shots into a crowd of more than 300.
Jamar Clark was taken off life support on Monday evening with his parents Irma Jean and James Hill by his bedside. The 24-year-old was shot in the head when two officers attempted to restrain him during a domestic incident early Sunday in North Minneapolis.
Savion Barrow was at his Rock Hill home with his mother and 10-year-old sister when the incident occurred. His mother, who hasn’t been identified, told police she was watching television when she heard the semi-automatic gun go off. She turned around to discover that little Savion had shot himself in the head while playing with the firearm.
Witnesses claim Jamar Clark was thrown on the floor and restrained by two officers. While allegedly handcuffed, he was shot in the head “execution-style” by one of the officers.