In 1989, five Black and Hispanic teens were falsely accused of raping and nearly killing a white woman jogging in Central Park. The five became collectively known as the Central Park Five and were ultimately exonerated in 2002. Yahoo News spoke with two of the five exonerated men, Kevin Richardson and Dr. Yusef Salaam, as they look at current day events with the police killings of unarmed Black people and whether or not things have really changed regarding law enforcement or racism over the past 30 years.
Who is Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite accused of helping Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls.
On May 30, Jake Gardner, a white bar owner in Omaha, Neb., shot and killed Black protester James Scurlock. Gardner was not arrested. After pressure from community leaders, the county prosecutor agreed to call for a grand jury to review the case. Yahoo News spoke with witnesses who were there the night Scurlock was killed.
The RSPCA and police have called on anyone with information about the alleged incident to come forward.
Dame Cressida Dick's comments come after several incidents that saw violent clashes with police officers in London.
When Sheneen McClain, the mother of Elijah McClain, the 23-year-old who died last August after an unprompted run-in with Aurora, Colo., police, shows pictures of her son, she makes sure to show before-and-after pictures of what Elijah looked like. "He was dehumanized by police," McClain said. "So if you can look at those pictures, you can look at the truth."
In August 2019, police officers outside Denver violently restrained 23-year-old Elijah McClain, a Black man who was walking along the street listening to music. He went into cardiac arrest and died a few days later. The case initially came and went with no charges brought against the officers, but recently released police bodycam video has given the case renewed attention and scrutiny. On Thursday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis ordered prosecutors to reopen the investigation. Elijah’s mother, Sheneen McClain, said her son never got to see his full potential. “His life was snuffed out by the killers that took it,” McClain told Yahoo News. “He was the epitome of pure.”
A ‘serious police incident’ has seen roads in Glasgow city centre closed amid reports of a multiple stabbing.
New York officials announced the Black Lives Matter slogan would be painted in bold letters on the street in front of the president's skyscraper.
Officers were chased and had bottles thrown at them during the incident on the Angell Town estate.
As protests against police brutality and racist violence have rocked the country over the past month, the deaths of four Black men by hanging has put Black Americans on edge, raising ugly reminders of the lynchings that terrorized African-Americans during Reconstruction and the civil rights era. Former NYPD detective and New York Law School professor Kirk Burkhalter and Nicholas Creary, PhD, associate director, Center for Diversity and Enrichment at the University of Iowa, discuss what may be the causes of the hangings and whom to hold accountable.
James Furlong, head of history and government and politics at The Holt School in Wokingham, was named by the school as one of the victims in the Reading stabbing attack.
The families of Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death in her bedroom by police in Louisville, Ky., and Robert Fuller, who was found hanged in Palmdale, Calif., say they have been thwarted by authorities as they seek information about the circumstances of their loved ones' deaths.
On June 12, officers from the Atlanta Police Department responded to reports of a man sleeping in his car in a Wendy’s parking lot. There they found 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, and after a sobriety test and brief struggle, Brooks was fatally shot by the officers. Yahoo News has assembled a timeline of the events — and those that followed — leading to a renewed push for police reform in Georgia.
Shocking pictures show the patrol car left crumpled after the incident on the A358 Furnham Road near Chard, Somerset, on Friday afternoon.
The moves follow the resignation of Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields after the killing of Rayshard Brooks sparked a new wave of protests.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the resignation of Police Chief Erika Shields after Rayshard Brooks was killed by an Atlanta officer in a struggle following a field sobriety test.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, tells Yahoo News National Correspondent Alexander Nazaryan that he is concerned that the widespread George Floyd protests could lead to a rise in coronavirus cases. Fauci also explains the possible risks of reopening without the proper infrastructure in place.
Oklahoma City police have released bodycam footage from May 2019 showing the moments before suspect Derrick Ollie Scott died in custody. In the video, Scott can be heard pleading to arresting officers, “I can’t breathe.” The release of the footage comes after pressure from the Oklahoma City chapter of Black Lives Matter to revisit the case. Despite the release of the footage, the Oklahoma City Police Department stands by its assessment that the officers involved committed no wrongdoing.
The figures come as a police chief warned forces will “not tolerate violence in our communities” and pursue people who damage monuments and statues.
Two statues of Christopher Columbus, one in Richmond, Va., and the other in Boston, were destroyed by protestors overnight. In Richmond, numerous videos of the incident show demonstrators pulling the statue down with ropes, lighting it ablaze and dragging it into a nearby lake. In Boston authorities are still seeking suspects who beheaded the statue. Christopher Columbus has traditionally been a celebrated figure in American history, but his record has come under fire in recent decades due to his violence against indigenous people. Ongoing protests for racial equality following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor have included similar actions against statues of Confederate leaders in the United States and a prominent slave trader in the U.K.