Jan 31, 2016

White Chicago cop to sue estate of black teen he killed

A white police officer plans to sue the estate of a black teenager he shot dead because he was traumatized by the fact that he accidentally killed the teen’s neighbor in the incident, his lawyer said Saturday. “The damage is my client feels horrible ...

Jan 30, 2016

U.N. working group suggests U.S. work on racial reconciliation

The United States should consider reparations to black descendants of slavery, establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity, a United Nations working group said Friday. The U.N. Working Group of Experts on ...

Ferguson, Missouri, releases details of proposed police reforms

Jan 28, 2016

Ferguson, Missouri, releases details of proposed police reforms

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, released details on Wednesday of a tentative deal with the U.S. Justice Department to reform its police department and resolve a federal probe following the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager that ignited national protests. Under the terms ...

French justice minister quits over nationality measure

Jan 27, 2016

French justice minister quits over nationality measure

French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira quit Wednesday, apparently in protest at government moves to push through a measure that would strip convicted French-born terrorists of their citizenship if they have a second nationality. Taubira, a popular figure among the governing Socialist Party of President ...

Cleveland fires six officers involved in 137-shot barrage

Jan 27, 2016

Cleveland fires six officers involved in 137-shot barrage

Cleveland officials said Tuesday they are firing six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people after a high-speed chase. Those officers included Michael Brelo, a patrolman acquitted of manslaughter charges in May for having fired the last 15 ...

Canadian town reels after shooting left four dead

Jan 24, 2016

Canadian town reels after shooting left four dead

The remote, northern Canadian community where a shooter killed four people and injured seven on Friday has long struggled under the weight of poverty, high suicide rates and disadvantages that most of the country can hardly imagine. The isolated town of La Loche, in ...