Tawana Macon Talks About Shooting Death of Her 13-year-old Son, Demureye Macon
The shooting occurred around 8:35 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Talman in the Marquette Park neighborhood, Chicago police said. When authorities arrived, the boy was lying on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Chris Wallace To Ben Carson: Wouldn't You Just Be Another Inexperienced Obama?
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked neurosurgeon and GOP novelty Ben Carson, who is very vocally teasing a presidential run, if his inexperience disqualified him from the office, especially given the results of Obama's alleged inexperience.
Kia and Michael Gaymon have filed a lawsuit against three Collingdale, Pa., police officers and the borough of Collingdale over a bizarre confrontation. The incident happened on Feb. 22 when Michael's mother visited the couple, but parked her car on part of the next-door neighbor's curb, noted NBC Philadelphia (video below).
Michael Brown's parents say they are unmoved by the Ferguson, Mo., police chief's apology in their son's shooting death by a police officer. In an interview with the AP, Brown's mother says she doesn't want words, she wants action.
Oklahoma Woman Beheaded By Man Who Tried to 'Convert Co-Workers to Islam' Oklahoma Beheading: Fired Man's Knife Rampage (SkyNews) The suspect was stabbing a second female employee when he was shot by the warehouse manager, who is an off-duty reserve cop.
Congressional African-American Leaders React to Holder Resignation
African-American Congressional leaders expressed shock at the news of Eric Holder's resignation today during a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation panel over African-American voters and the Midterm elections. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., delivered the news. Representatives Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., and John Lewis, D - Ga., along with legal advocates were on the panel.
Training Young Men to Change Their Lives by Saving Others
In Oakland, California, a program called EMS Corps trains young men to become certified emergency medical technicians. Students with disadvantaged backgrounds get an intensive five-month course, as well as a powerful, new outlook on what they can do in life and for their neighborhoods.
East Mississippi Correctional Facility: Hell Without the Fire
East Mississippi Correctional Facility is a cesspool. Prisoners are underfed and routinely held in cells that are infested with rats and have no working toilets or lights. Although designated as a facility to care for prisoners with special needs and serious psychiatric disabilities, ECMF denies prisoners even the most rudimentary mental health care services.
Pittsburgh Cops Tased Man While He Was Praying Over Dead Son in ER
A Pittsburgh couple filed a federal civil rights suit accusing police of mistreating them while their son's died, WPXI-TV reported on Thursday. The suit accuses an officer of unlawfully using his Taser against Rev. Earl Baldwin Jr. on June 24, 2012.