Viola Davis and husband Julian Tennon teamed up with explore four high-profile police murders from the perspective of both the victim’s families and the police departments involved. Tennon sat down with Urban One Atlanta to discuss what they hope viewers will impart from the series and the larger issue of unjustified homicides of African American by the […]
The family reached a settlement with Waller County for Sandra Bland's wrongful death, which includes an agreement on procedural changes.
Sandra Bland‘s family has settled a wrongful death suit with officials in Waller County, Texas, for $1.9 million, reports CNN. The amount includes payment for Bland’s death as well as several changes to jail procedures, notes the report. The case became a rallying call in the push for criminal justice reform after the 28-year-old Illinois woman was […]
On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, the Mothers of the Movement took the stage to share why they are supporting Hillary Clinton for president during an emotional and heart-wrenching address to delegates. Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland – who was found dead hanging in a jail cell after an “unlawful traffic stop” […]
It seems impossible to scroll through your Facebook timeline, Twitter feed, and news alerts without being bombarded with images of Black and brown men, women and even children being murdered in cold blood at the hands of police all over the country.
Plus, NFL player pens powerful essay on rape in America and Oklahoma wannabe cop found guilty of killing Eric Harris.
An advisory panel found that Waller County Jail needs a major overhaul including a new facility, better mental health screenings for inmates and a body cam policy for officers.
On Tuesday, a panel assembled after she died issued a report indicating that the jail’s staff needs more training in regards to identifying mental health issues. It also specified that the facility should provide anger management counseling for inmates and employees should wear body cameras.
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