Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

Obama Speech Dallas Memorial Service

“The moment you put on that uniform you have answered a call that, at any moment, even in the briefest interaction, may put your life in harm’s way. Lorne Ahrens, he answered that call. So did his wife, Katrina. Not only because she is the spouse of a police officer, but because she’s a detective on the force. They have two kids. Loren took them fishing. He used to proudly go to their school uniform. The night before he died he bought dinner for a homeless man. And the next night Katrina had

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Black leaders urged Obama to visit Selma on ‘Bloody Sunday’

ATLANTA (AP) – A grand jury indicted two former Atlanta-area police officers on murder charges after prosecutors said they used stun guns on a man while his hands were cuffed behind his back. The indictment filed Monday charges former East Point police Sgt. Marcus Eberhart, 41, and former Cpl. Howard Weems, 49, in the April 2014 death of 24-year-old Gregory Towns Jr. The two did “materially accelerate” Towns’ death by repeatedly using their stun guns on Towns, who was “exhibiting signs of
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Concerns over low black voter turnout for midterm elections

Sandra Bland’s mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, wants a federal court in Texas to get to the bottom of what happened to her daughter, whose traffic stop and jail cell death have become a fresh rallying cry for #BlackLivesMatters activists.  
This week, Reed-Veal filed a civil-rights lawsuit against Texas and Waller County officials, accusing them of violating Bland’s rights from the moment state trooper Brian Encinia stopped her car last month until she was found hanging in her jail cell a few
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President Obama Speech – State of the Union

“You mind putting out your cigarette, please?” That’s the question Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia asks motorist Sandra Bland about nine minutes into a police car dashcam video of her arrest, released Tuesday by the Texas Department of Public Safety amid nationwide backlash following the 28-year-old woman’s death in jail last week.
There’s a brief, almost contemplative silence following Encinia’s appeal. Bland has a choice: accommodate the officer’s request, or deny it.
Bland, audibly
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Concerns over low black voter turnout for midterm elections

Sorry Kanye, but this fan doesn't want to let you finish. During Kanye West's set at the Glastonbury Festival in Worthy Farm, England, on Saturday a man rushed the stage and began mocking the rapper. The man — since revealed as English comedian Simon Brodkin, who performs as the character Lee Nelson — came onstage during West's performance of “Black Skinhead.” West continued rapping briefly, then stopped, throwing his hands in the air, as a security guard removed Brodkin.
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Black leaders urged Obama to visit Selma on ‘Bloody Sunday’

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