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Dontre Hamilton. (Photo: AP Photo/Family photo courtesy of Dameion Perkins)

OP-ED: Police Must Stop Killing Mentally Ill Citizens

By Gwen Moore     The life of a man with schizophrenia, 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton, ended after he was struck by 14 bullets from a Milwaukee police officer’s handgun on April 30, 2014. The lethal [...]
Photographs of the nine victims killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. are held up by congregants during a prayer vigil at the the Metropolitan AME Church June 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

President Obama to Deliver Eulogy at Funeral Friday for Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston

By Post Staff and news reports   President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy Friday at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral in Charleston, South Carolina.   Pastor Pinckney was among the nine people shot and killed [...]
One of those killed was Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, a high school track coach and reverend at the church.

Obama Condemns Killings at Historic AME Church The killer allegedly said: “You rape our women and you’re taking over the country. You have to go.”

By Post Staff and news reports   President Barack Obama responded Thursday to killings at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina.     “Any death of this sort is a tragedy, [...]
Demouria Hogg, 30, was shot and killed by an Oakland rookie officer on the Lakeshore off-ramp of Highway 580 Saturday, June 5.

Community Wants Attorney General to Investigate Officer-involved Killing Family Demands Answers

Community members and the family of Demouria Hogg are calling on the Oakland Police Department and City of Oakland officials to release police-recorded videos that will reveal exactly what happened last Saturday morning in the [...]
Judge Thelton Henderson

Judge Henderson Will Monitor Investigations of Three OPD Shootings This Year Judge will also review Mayor Schaaf's nighttime protest curfew

Federal Judge Thelton Henderson is monitoring how the Oakland Police Department (OPD) is handling the investigations of three officer-involved shootings this year, including the killing this past weekend of Demouria Hogg, 30, of Hayward.

OP-ED: Don’t Stop Window Smashing by Targeting Peaceful Demonstrators

By Rebecca Kaplan   In recent years, we have suffered from the cyclical epidemic of responding to problems by aiming at the wrong targets.   Some people, expressing (or pretending to express) anger about police [...]
Photo: Mark Hoffman, Journal Sentinel.

OP-ED: How Many More Will We Mourn?

By Cornell William Brooks, President/CEO, NAACP   How many more lives of unarmed Black men and women, tragically and senselessly killed by police, will our nation have to mourn before our country moves to fix [...]