In "A 15-year-old's Brothers Watched him Die After Balch Springs Police Shooting, Family Says" by The Dallas Morning News a fifteen year old boy, Jordan Edwards was killed when an officer fired at a car Saturday night in Balch Springs. police said. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson said in a statement Monday that she was deeply saddened about the police shooting and had spoken with Jordan's family. The family is despaired and wishes that they had their beloved Jordan back so they started Justice For Jordan. This phenonmenon has been occurring repeatedly. We've said that for years." Politicians have also been speaking out about Jordan's death." He said he was not surprised the officer's account conflicted with the video. Title:15-year-old's Brothers Watched Him Die After Balch Springs Police Shooting, Family Says Authors:Jennifer Emily, Julieta Chiquillo, Charles Scudder, and Eline de Bruijn Source: The Dallas Morning News
In The New York Times "St. Louis Protests: Police Say They ‘Owned’ the Night After 80 Arrests" by Tim O'Neil and Monica Davey write about protesters continuing for a fourth day in St. Louis after a former police officer who fatally shot a black man was acquitted. he shooting has been a matter of intense debate in St. Louis, but before this weekend it had drawn little attention elsewhere and the details of the case are not widely known outside the St. Louis region. Court charged police, Mr. Stockley with Prosecutors charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. immediately after shooting Mr. Smith, and only later found a handgun tucked inside Mr. Smith’s car. Before the protests on Saturday night, she said that “I think it’s quite safe right now,” and that the weekend’s events showed the need for “coming together to have a better St. Louis for all of us.” Ms. Krewson, who is white, leads a city with nearly equal numbers of black and white residents and a long history of racial division. Mr. Stockley’s DNA was later found on that gun, but Mr. Smith’s DNA was not. The rock band U2 and the singer Ed Sheeran canceled concerts that were scheduled for downtown St. Louis, citing security concerns, and many school districts in the region canceled weekend activities. Title: St. Louis Protests: Police Say They ‘Owned’ the Night After 80 Arrests Authors: Tim O'Neil and Monica Davey Date: September 17, 2017 Source: www.nytimes.com
The Trump administration will unveil a new plan Monday to roll back limits on a controversial program that provides local law enforcement agencies with surplus military gear, marking the end of a police ashington (CNN)The Trump administration will unveil a new plan Monday to roll back limits on a controversial program that provides local law enforcement agencies with surplus military gear, marking the end of a policy implemented during the Obama administration. President Donald Trump will sign a new executive order Monday rescinding Obama's directive and Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed the policy change during a speech at the annual conference of the Fraternal Order of Police in Nashville, Tennessee, where he received multiple standing ovations and appeared touched by the warm welcome. A Trump administration document describing the policy shift says that it "sends the message that we care more about public safety than about how a piece of equipment looks, especially when that equipment has been shown to reduce crime, reduce complaints against and assaults on police, and make officers more effective."
The Justice Department's civil rights probes don't always bring lasting reform. As the Justice Department pushes reform, some push back BY SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM, THE MARSHALL PROJECT No sooner had the video gone viral than the Justice Department announced it would again be scrutinizing the conduct of a local police force – this time in North Charleston, S.C., where a white officer had shot and killed an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, as he tried to run away.