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Black Lives Matter Activist Sues Baton Rouge Over Arrest

DeRay Mckesson says the police were 'militarized and aggressive'

(Newser) - Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sued the city of Baton Rouge and police officials on Thursday, saying officers responded in a "militarized and aggressive manner" in arresting him and other people protesting the police shooting death of Alton Sterling , the AP reports. The federal class-action lawsuit, which names... More »

'No Lives Matter' Anymore: Slain Cop's Sister

Joycelyn Jackson never worried about her brother until recently

(Newser) - "It's coming to the point where no lives matter. Whether you're black or white or Hispanic or whatever." That's what Joycelyn Jackson has to say after her younger brother, Montrell Jackson, was killed along with two other police officers in Baton Rouge on Sunday. Joycelyn... More »

Slain Officer Wrote of Struggles as Black Cop

Baton Rouge shooter was former Marine

(Newser) - "I swear to God I love this city but I wonder if this city loves me," wrote Montrell Jackson a few days before he was gunned down along with two other Baton Rouge officers on Sunday morning. The 32-year-old, who joined the force 10 years ago, made emotional... More »

ACLU Sues Baton Rouge Police Over Protests

Lawsuit claims riot-gear clad cops stomped on protesters' rights

(Newser) - Civil rights groups and activists sued Baton Rouge law enforcement agencies over their treatment of protesters rallying against the police shooting death of Alton Sterling, saying officers used excessive force and physically and verbally abused peaceful demonstrators, the AP reports. The lawsuit was announced Wednesday by the ACLU of Louisiana.... More »

Cops Quit WNBA Security Over Players' Shirts

They included the names of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling

(Newser) - Four off-duty police officers providing security at a WNBA game in Minnesota walked off the job Saturday after players spoke out about police brutality. Several members of the Minnesota Lynx denounced racial profiling as well as the "senseless ambush" of Dallas police during a press conference ahead of a... More »

Owner of Store Where Alton Sterling Was Killed Sues Cops

DA recuses himself in investigation

(Newser) - The owner of the Triple S Mart in Baton Rouge, La., in front of which police shot and killed Alton Sterling on July 5, has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was falsely arrested and imprisoned and that police illegally seized his property, the Daily Beast reports. In the suit—... More »

Police Chief: Dallas Sniper Had 'Devastating' Plans

Micah Johnson 'thought what he was doing was righteous'

(Newser) - Dallas sniper Micah Johnson had plans for even greater mayhem than the murder of five police officers , Dallas Police Chief David Brown revealed in a CNN interview Sunday. The chief says bomb-making materials and a journal found at the 25-year-old's home signal that he had plans for an attack... More »

Black Lives Matter Activist Is Free

DeRay Mckesson was arrested in Baton Rouge during a protest

(Newser) - Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson was released from jail Sunday after spending a night in lockup following his arrest in Baton Rouge while protesting the shooting death of a black man by police, reports AP . McKesson, 31, was arrested Saturday night while at a protest for Alton Sterling... More »

Night of Protests: Hundreds Arrested in Minn., La.

Including prominent Black Lives Matter activist

(Newser) - Police have arrested about 100 people in St. Paul during protests of the recent police killings of black men, including one outside Minnesota's capital city. Authorities say 21 St. Paul officers and six state troopers were hurt during the fracas late Saturday and early Sunday. St. Paul Mayor Chris... More »

Bahamas Issues Travel Advisory Over US Police Shootings

'Exercise extreme caution...in interactions with the police'

(Newser) - In a reversal of how this kind of thing normally works, the Bahamas issued a travel advisory Friday to its citizens visiting the US, NBC News reports. According to BBC , the advisory was brought on by the deadly week in the US. Or as the Bahamas' Ministry of Foreign Affairs... More »

Police Arrest 74 During Black Lives Matter Protest in NY

Protests around the country Friday were largely peaceful

(Newser) - A Black Lives Matter protest led to mass arrests Friday night in Rochester, New York, USA Today reports. Police Chief Michael Ciminelli says 74 people were arrested when protesters blocked traffic around 10pm. According to NBC News , police thought the protest was going to end earlier in the evening; officers... More »

Robert Kennedy's Eulogy for MLK Resonates This Week

'What we need in the United States is not division'

(Newser) - In the wake of the shooting death of two black men at the hands of police officers and the deaths of five police officers shot by a sniper this week, many people are sharing Robert Kennedy's 1968 speech eulogizing Martin Luther King Jr., Time reports. The speech, considered one... More »

Beyoncé Says Police Killings Are a 'War'

Obama, Drake, others address deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

(Newser) - With two deadly shootings of black men at the hands of police caught on tape this week, the country is reacting with outrage, sadness, and protests. Here's how some politicians, celebrities, and others—including President Obama and Beyoncé—addressed the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton... More »

His Father Gone, Alton Sterling's 15-Year-Old Son Weeps

Scholarship fund set up for Cameron and his siblings has raised $275K

(Newser) - Amid the outrage over Alton Sterling's Tuesday death at the hands of Baton Rouge police, an event that was captured in two released bystander videos , a sorrow-drenched third video : On Wednesday, Sterling's 15-year-old son Cameron covered his face with his collar and wept as mother Quinyetta McMillon addressed... More »

2nd Video of Alton Sterling's Death in Police Shooting Emerges

The video was taken by the owner of the store where Sterling was shot

(Newser) - A second bystander's video has emerged showing two white police officers involved in the shooting death of a black man outside of a Louisiana convenience store, the AP reports. The owner of the Baton Rouge store, Abdullah Muflahi, says he shot the cellphone video and released it to the... More »

'Troubling' Video of Baton Rouge Police Shooting Sparks Protests

CD seller was shot dead after officers tackled him

(Newser) - Protesters gathered outside a Baton Rouge, La., convenience store Tuesday night to express their outrage over yet another controversial police shooting. Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old man who sold CDs outside the Triple S Food Mart, was shot dead after what cops describe as "some sort of altercation" at 12:... More »

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