Posts Tagged: Department-of-justice

This Black Woman Was Nearly Killed In Her Own Apartment

Fay Wells is a well-educated successful business woman and on September 6, 2015, she was nearly murdered by police in her own apartment. Wells tells her story in a Washington Post column, and it’s shocking. The basic gist is that a white neighbor called the police because he thought a hispanic person was breaking into… Read more »

Sandra Bland’s Mother: “This Means War”

Sandra Bland’s mother had to say good-bye to her daughter Tuesday. As a parent, the utter pain and destruction losing a child is unimaginable, and despite that, Bland’s mother vowed to fight for justice. “This means war,” Geneva Reed-Veal said memorializing her daughter at Johnson Phillip All Faiths Church on Prairie View A&M’s campus in… Read more »

Kalief Browder’s Heartbreaking Story of Torture, Abuse and Death

The New York City justice system killed Kalief Browder. Browder was innocent of the crime he was suspected of perpetrating – stealing a backpack. The young man spent three years in Rikers Island waiting for a trial, or to be released. Browder would do two of those years in solitary confinement. Video footage shows Browder… Read more »