Sacramento Police Shooting Sparks Federal Lawsuit (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO — On the morning of July 11, 51-year-old Joseph Curtis Mann was shot at about 18 times in North Sacramento by two Sacramento Police Department officers, who say the homeless man was in possession of a knife. Mann, a mentally ill person who was a former employee of the California Department of Corrections and […]

Experts: 2 killings by police were tragic, likely justified

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two fatal police shootings in the Los Angeles area in the last two weeks began the same way: officers thinking a suspect had a gun. In one, police say a 14-year-old boy fired at them and they found a weapon. In the other, a 27-year-old man police believed was a carjacking […]

Parks promised to poor neighborhoods unbuilt years later

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A decade after California voters approved spending $400 million to build parks in some of the state’s poorest neighborhoods, an Associated Press review found fewer than half the 126 projects have been built. Now Democratic lawmakers want to add another $1 billion to the program. State officials say the long […]

Debate over Cannabis Bill, Continues as Election Day Approaches

(CBM) – With the vote on whether to allow Californians to spark one up legally three months away, a number of lawmen have spoken out against an initiative that if given a thumbs up by voters, would make recreational use of marijuana legal. Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s President Tom Dominguez told the media […]

Young, Black Job Seekers Spruce Up Resumes, Aviation Careers Opening

(CBM) – Recent college grads and job seekers under the age of 31 have a week to fly into a job applicant pool for a well-paying gig with the country’s national aviation authority. The Federal Aviation Administration is accepting applications from entry-level candidates across the U.S. for air traffic controller positions until August 15. And […]

#SchoolsNotPrisions Tour Kicks off at Sacramento City College

SACRAMENTO- Music artists are often at the forefront of the push for social change. Ty Dolla $ign helps kick off the #SchoolsNotPrisons tour on Saturday, August 6 at Sacramento City College. #SchoolsNotPrisons is a public education campaign by Californians for Safety and Justice that is raising awareness about who California sends to prison, the cost […]

Poll: Police harassment familiar to young Blacks, Hispanics

DETROIT (AP) — Crystal Webb cringes whenever a patrol car appears in her rearview mirror. She also never wants to see the inside of a police station again. Her personal experience with police, plus recent fatal shootings of unarmed Black men by white officers, has led the Apple Valley, California, mother of two to ask: […]

Elections 2016: Can the Power of the Black Vote Make Black Lives Matter?

Activists Debate Boycotting Clinton, Police Violence and the Possibility of a Trump Presidency (CBM) – Democrats attending their party’s convention last week in Philadelphia were moved to tears, rounds of applause and a standing ovation when nine mothers of Black men slain by police brutality and racially motivated attacks took the stage. “The majority of police […]

Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case

DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland was pulled over and jailed says the county’s top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the prosecutors deny. Among the things Prairie View officer Michael Kelley said […]

Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore’s police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, authorities abandoned efforts to punish the officers involved. The city’s top prosecutor was righteous in […]