Chicago Activists Call for Action Against Police Brutality
Seventeen-year-old teen Laquan McDonald was killed by a Chicago Police officer after allegedly puncturing car tires on the city’s Southwest Side. Pat Camden, spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police, told the media Tuesday that the teen had refused repeated requests to drop his knife and gazed blankly at officers with “a 100-yard stare.”
Police Union Insults BLM, Posts Photo of Dogs "Black Labs Matter"
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association is under fire after publishing a photo of two dogs in its newspaper criticizing the Black Lives Matter phrase and movement reported SFGate. The photo shows a black Labrador Retriever with a sign around its neck reading "Black Labs Matter" and a yellow Labrador Retriever with a sign reading "All Labs Matter," a reference to "All Lives Matter," a counter response to "Black Lives Matter." (Complex News)
Surveillance Video Shows Cleveland Police Officer Shoot 12-Year-Old
Cleveland police have released surveillance video showing 12 year old Tamir Rice being shot by an officer who has just exited a moving patrol car. Rice was alleged to have 'brandished' a bb gun. The video clearly shows the car had just stopped moving when the boy was shot. There is no audio on the video. This version was played at a news conference.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal speaks to Professor Ruth Nicole Brown about her new book, "Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood". Professor Brown is an assistant professor of Gender and Women's Studies, African Studies, and the Ethnography of the University Initiative at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Bun B breaks down how 'Dump Trump' Republicans might be able to nominate a candidate other than Donald Trump at next week's Republican National Convention. A successful effort to 'free the delegates' is not probable, but it is possible. (VICE)