DPS Tooper who arrested Sandra Bland was warned about his “unprofessional conduct” in 2014

Texas DPS graduating class taking the oath of Courtesy, Service, Protection.

The Texas trooper who arrested a black woman later found hanged to death in jail was warned about his “unprofessional conduct” in 2014, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. The traffic stop escalated into a verbal altercation when Encinia asked Bland to put out a cigarette and she refused. Bland was arrested and […]

Sandra Bland’s family files wrongful death lawsuit

Sandra Bland via Facebook

The family of Sandra Bland, who died in a Texas jail last month three days after a confrontation with a state trooper, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on Tuesday against the trooper and other authorities. The suit, filed in federal court in Houston, claims that the trooper was reckless in pulling Bland from her car, and […]

Baltimore Murder Rate on the Raise: Federal agents to embed with Baltimore homicide cops

Murders are spiking again in Baltimore, three months after Freddie Gray’s death. photo source: en.wikipedia.org-

BALTIMORE — After 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident — overnight in Baltimore after the city’s most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the city’s homicide unit for the next two months. The agents detailed to the city from the FBI, the […]

DA says Dubose’s killer “Should have never been a police officer”

Former Officer Ray Tensing

The white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot unarmed black man Samuel Dubose during a traffic stop has been indicted on a murder charge, a prosecutor announced Wednesday, saying the cop “purposely” killed the motorist and “should never have been a police officer.” In announcing the charge against officer Ray Tensing, Hamilton County prosecutor […]

Law & Order director arrested on child porn charges

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Jason “Jace” Alexander, best known for directing episodes of Law & Order and Rescue Me, was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges. Alexander, 42, is charged with one felony count of promoting a sexual performance by a child and one felony count of possessing an obscene sexual performance by a child, Westchester County (N.Y.) District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced Wednesday. Read […]

Black Churches are viligant about saftey after Charleston and fires

Black churches are using prayer and worldly tools to keep their members and property safe (New American Media)

(NEW AMERICAN MEDIA) RICHMOND, Calif. — The killing of a beloved pastor and eight churchgoers in Charleston, S.C. last month and the recent arson investigations at black churches throughout the South have raised safety concerns among pastors as far away as California. Churches in Richmond, Calif. are now reexamining their security plans and trying to […]

Georgia man sentenced to 15 years for helping ISIL

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Leon Nathan Davis, 37, of Augusta, Georgia, was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge J. Randal Hall of the Southern District of Georgia for attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).  Davis pleaded guilty to […]

Tip leads to arrest of Dallas man from Texas Top 10 sex offender list

Michael Dewayne Cox a Top 10 Sex Offender

Texas’ Office of the Attorney General’s (OAG) Fugitive Unit arrested Michael Dewayne Cox after he failed to comply with sex offender registration requirements. On July 20, Coxs’ wanted information and photographs were included on the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) “Top 10″ sex offender list. “One of Texas’ most dangerous child predators is off […]

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