Police Shootings

District attorney Bonnie Dumanis said there will be no criminal charges filed against the El Cajon, California cop who fatally shot Alfred Olango last year. Dumanis said the officer was "justified" during his encounter with the unarmed Black married father of two. Olango's family has condemned the decision and vowed to continue fighting for justice.

One of the nation's largest police organizations apologizes for historic mistreatment of minorities. The group's president urged law enforcement to acknowledge its role in causing poor relations with communities of color.

Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson is remembered as a kind man who was troubled by the wave of violence. He crystallized what it's like being a Black police officer in these times.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Melania Trump, wife of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, retired Lieut. General Michael Flynn, and Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst are among those scheduled to speak at the kick-off program, whose theme is "Make America Safe Again."

The world expresses grave concern about race-based violence involving America's police force. There's plenty of blame for ineffective lawmakers and embedded racism in the American psyche.

The decisions behind what we see, who we see, and how we see it, is largely shaped by those who present it to the masses. In the age of struggle, the fight for freedom, the way the narrative plays can pander for or against the oppressed. This struggle is always constant; however, where the media chooses to cast light and shadows, is imperative, influential, and effective.

https://www.facebook.com/RickeySmileyOfficialFanPage/videos/1123539934350996/ Rickey Smiley was on vacation, but the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille compelled him to make an early return to the airwaves of his nationally syndicated program “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show.” Sign Up For Our Newsletter! He speaks openly about why he’s disturbed by the latest police shootings, remembers how police […]