Black woman shot by officer seeks justice from hospital bed
It took place less than a day after Police Chief Wayne Walles announced the firing of the officer who fatally shot Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, and wounded Tafara Williams, 20. Attorneys representing Williams called the officer's firing “a first step in police accountability" but said they are pressing ahead with their own probe of the shooting. Authorities have said the shooting that killed Stinnette and wounded Williams occurred following what they have described as a traffic stop. The officer who shot the couple is Hispanic and had been with the Waukegan Police Department for five years. Police said that as the second officer approached, the vehicle started moving in reverse and the officer — fearing for his safety — opened fire.
Houston’s Nigerian community hosts protest in support of the End SARS movement
HOUSTON – Momentum is growing on an outcry for justice in Nigeria, where more than 50 civilians have been killed during peaceful protests. In Houston, Congressman Al Green joined the Coalition Against Human Rights Abuse and the Houston Nigerian community to protest the killings on Saturday. “It is time for us to let Nigeria know we will not allow human rights to be ignored.”“People who look like me are dying everyday,” said a Houston resident. The End SARS movement calls for an end to violence and police brutality being done by the special anti-robbery squad in the west African country. The movement has been viral on social media for days.
“This Is A Tragic, Tragic, Event”
(NBC NEWS) – Nearly a week after the police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old Salt Lake City boy with autism, Salt Lake City’s police chief has commented on the case. Barton wasn’t at home at the time, but was driving toward her neighborhood when she called 911 from the car. He’s having an episode, he needs to go to the hospital,” said Barton. According to Salt Lake City police, when they got the call, they were asked to respond to a report of a “juvenile” having a “violent psychological issue.” Police have said when they came into contact with Cameren, he ran. Police Chief Mike Brown could not confirm the sequence of events, pointing to three separate investigations both inside and outside the Salt Lake City Police Department that will determine the facts.
Community rallies to end police violence after deadly shooting of Nicolas Chavez
HOUSTON – Family, friends and community members came together Saturday to hold a candlelight vigil for 27-year-old Nicolas Chavez. So when he left I not only lost my son but I lost my best friend. I don’t know what to say other than I love him,” said Nicolas' mother Leantha Chavez. The vigil was also an opportunity for loved ones to demand an end to police violence. “This is our son Nicolas Casey Chavez Junior.
Mayor Turner issues executive order to ban chokeholds in Houston; city council discusses defunding police
HOUSTON – City council members discussed next year’s city budget as protesters demanded change outside City Hall. Dozens gathered for a rally Wednesday, a day after George Floyd was laid to rest. The council members talked about the re-allocation of nearly $12 million in under-utilized funds to be redirected to city programs, as well as enhanced training for HPD. George Floyd died because of the end result.”At the funeral of Floyd, Mayor Turner said he would sign an executive order to ban chokeholds, require officers de-escalate situations and use all options before lethal force. “George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis after chokeholds have been banned, you can’t keep ordering executive on orders on something that’s not working,” said Woods.