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Not only are the families of Botham Jean and Atatiana Jefferson connected by proximity because of a short drive down Interstate 30 between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, but they are also conjoined by the avoidable, senseless killings of their loved ones by White police officers. The Jean family, based in Dallas, reached across the…

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The Fort Worth, Texas, cop who killed 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson in her own home while she was playing video games with her nephew has been identified. During a press conference that was attended by the likes of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Dallas Morning News, interim Police Chief Ed Kraus said the officer’s name…

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A seemingly harmless argument between parents at a high school football game in Fort Worth, Texas, turned violent when gunfire erupted and injured two people. According to the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram, parents were embroiled in an argument about a call on Saturday near Eastern Hills Elementary School. Sometime during the dispute, the son of one of…

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Brent Troy Bartel, 39, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for carving a pentagram into his six-year-old son’s back in honor of the “holy day” – 12/12/12 – a once-in-a-century event. His bond is $500,000. Bartel told authorities in Fort Worth, Tex., “I shed some innocent blood. I inscribed a pentagram…

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