Month

August 2019

It’s Been a Deadly Summer for Black Children in St. Louis. State Lawmakers Are Poised to Do Absolutely Nothing

Demonstrators protest the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 17, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. This is the third day of protests in the city following the acquittal of Stockley, who had been charged with first-degree murder last year following the 2011 on-duty shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith.Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images)

NYPD Fires Officer 5 Years After Garner’s Chokehold Death

Eric Garner Jr, far left, and his sister Emerald Garner, second from left, the children of chokehold victim Eric Garner, join Rev. Al Sharpton, far right, founder of the National Action Network (NAN), at a press conference after NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill announced his decision to fire NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, Monday Aug. 19, 2019, at NAN headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)