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6h ago

EXCLUSIVE

Days before Scorpion officers allegedly killed Tyre Nichols, a Memphis man says they assaulted him

“I thought someone was trying to carjack me,” Monterrious Harris told NBC News.
Image: Monterrious Harris
Image: Monterrious Harris
7h ago

Biden says he hopes Tyre Nichols' death spurs action in meeting with Congressional Black Caucus

Biden and Vice President Harris met with caucus members a day after Nichols' funeral in Memphis, Tenn., where police officers brutally beat him in a traffic stop.
Demonstrators protest the death of Tyre Nichols on January 28, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. The release of a video depicting the fatal beating of Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, sparked protests in cities throughout the country. Nichols was violently beaten for three minutes and killed by Memphis police officers earlier this month after a traffic stop. Five Black Memphis Police officers have been fired after an internal investigation found them to be “directly responsible” for the beating and have been charged with “second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two charges of aggravated kidnapping, two charges of official misconduct and one charge of official oppression.”
Demonstrators protest the death of Tyre Nichols on January 28, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee. The release of a video depicting the fatal beating of Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man, sparked protests in cities throughout the country. Nichols was violently beaten for three minutes and killed by Memphis police officers earlier this month after a traffic stop. Five Black Memphis Police officers have been fired after an internal investigation found them to be “directly responsible” for the beating and have been charged with “second-degree murder, aggravated assault, two charges of aggravated kidnapping, two charges of official misconduct and one charge of official oppression.”

EXCLUSIVE

12h ago

EXCLUSIVE

Police killing of double amputee in wheelchair sparks outcry and demand for answers

Police shot and killed Anthony Lowe near Los Angeles last week as he fled on what remained of his legs. His family wants to know why police believed they had to kill him.
On Jan. 26, Huntington Park police officers shot and killed Anthony Lowe, 36, whose lower legs were amputated last year.
On Jan. 26, Huntington Park police officers shot and killed Anthony Lowe, 36, whose lower legs were amputated last year.
13h ago

Racial disparities can affect brain development in Black children, new study finds

In the American Journal of Psychiatry study, Black children showed lower amygdala, hippocampus and gray matter volumes compared with white children.
A girl holds up a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest in New York
A girl holds up a sign during a Black Lives Matter protest in New York
14h ago

2 S.C. men face hate crime and obstruction charges in 2019 murder of transgender woman

Prosecutors said Daqua Ritter, 26, shot Pebbles LaDime "Dime" Doe because of her “actual and perceived gender identity” in Allendale in August 2019.
Pebbles LaDime Doe.
Pebbles LaDime Doe.
15h ago

Why some who experienced police confrontations say Tyre Nichols was right to run

“What was he supposed to do? Stay there and take the abuse?” said a survivor of a police assault. “I hate how it turned out for him, but I would have run, too.”
Photo illustration of a scientific diagram of a human brain with scratch marks and scribbles, and a Black man with his hands behind his back as police surround him.
Photo illustration of a scientific diagram of a human brain with scratch marks and scribbles, and a Black man with his hands behind his back as police surround him.
1d ago

Tyre Nichols police report at odds with video of brutal traffic stop before his death

It states that he was violent and aggressive but does not mention that Memphis officers repeatedly punched and kicked him.
Tyre Nichols.
Tyre Nichols.

TikTok announces first Visionary Voices list for Black History Month

The platform is highlighting 15 creators, "industry disruptors" and small businesses.
The logo of video-focused social networking service TikTok, at the TikTok UK office, in London Feb. 9, 2022
The logo of video-focused social networking service TikTok, at the TikTok UK office, in London Feb. 9, 2022
1d ago

University of Houston drops plan for student actors to wear vests after police drew a gun

Theater faculty members proposed the idea after a Black student was mistaken for an assailant while rehearsing a scene from a play on campus.
The University of Houston.
The University of Houston.
1d ago

Tyre Nichols funeral live updates: Officials renew calls for police reform as Nichols' family celebrates his life

Nichols’ funeral service was held five days after the city of Memphis released videos showing the brutal police assault on him Jan. 7.
1d ago

Yale honors Black girl who police were called on for spraying lantern flies

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale accepted Bobbi Wilson’s donation of her lantern fly collection.
Bobbi Wilson holds up her collection of spotted lanternflies as she was honored at the Yale School of Public Health for her efforts in eradicating the invasive species in her hometown of Caldwell, N.J.
Bobbi Wilson holds up her collection of spotted lanternflies as she was honored at the Yale School of Public Health for her efforts in eradicating the invasive species in her hometown of Caldwell, N.J.