It took less than 40 seconds for a mundane conversation about a broken taillight to turn deadly. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released police dashcam footage of the fatal shooting of Philando Castile mere days after a jury acquitted Officer Jeronimo Yanez of all charges. Jurors viewed the video several times during Yanez’s manslaughter trial … Continued
A new driver’s ed law in Illinois will require students to behave when pulled over by police.
[DIGEST: Huffington Post, NPR] On Wednesday, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott––the only black senator at the Republican conference and one of just two in the upper chamber––delivered a personal speech on the Senate floor addressing the “deep divide” between communities and law enforcement. In the course of one year as an elected official, Scott asserted, … Continued
[DIGEST: CBS, Associated Press] Two fatal police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota sparked protests around the country this week. All of these protests were peaceful demonstrations, except for Dallas where things quickly turned violent after shots rang out. Those present immediately took to Facebook and Twitter to record the events. Videos and live streams of … Continued