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The violent and needless killing of a mentally ill Black man for holding a screwdriver was caught on police body cam footage, released on Monday. The release coincides with the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit against the Dallas Police Department. In June of last year, police confronted Jason Harrison who suffered from bipolar disorder.…

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A shocking video was uploaded to YouTube that shows LAPD officers gunning down a homeless man. The incident occurred on Sunday in the Los Angeles Skid Row area and is causing widespread outrage. According to witnesses, the incident started when the unidentified homeless man refused to take down his sidewalk tent. Local law stipulates that…

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  The grief and sorrow of a loved one’s funeral was compounded by an act of brazen auto theft in Los Angeles over the holiday weekend. Jonte Lee Reed, 19, was being laid to rest at Ebenezer Baptist Church in South Los Angeles when the funeral director left the hearse running and the body unattended…

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Prison staff at Rikers Island could face punishment after a mentally ill prisoner was found dead in his cell, covered in feces and a rubber band tied around his infected penis. According to the Associated Press, Bradley Ballard was sentenced to Rikers Island for parole violation and was confined to his cell for seven days…

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In November of 2013, Michael Blair, age 26, was shot nine times in his home by a  Richmond, Texas police officer. The police were called because Blair suffered from schizophrenia and was acting suicidal. Blair locked himself in an upstairs bathroom while police pounded on the door. At first the officer seems to try to…

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