sam dubose

Crime
Body-camera video showed the officer shoot DuBose after pulling him over for a missing license plate.
Black Voices
The shirt, which the officer wore under his uniform, was entered as evidence in the cop's trial on Friday.
Black Voices
"Step out of the car nice and slow" "Don't make any sudden moves" "Put your hands in the air" "Resist and you will loose"
Black Voices
There was more outrage over the senseless killing of the lion Cecil in Zimbabwe than law enforcement's latest senseless killing of an African-American.
Religion
Sam Dubose. Sandra Bland. Freddie Gray. Eric Garner. Michael Brown. These names are now a part of the rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement. Not famous for their lives. Tragically, they are famous only in wrongful death.
Black Voices
Political action is being taken to preserve the lives and punish the killers of African lions one month after Cecil's death while nothing is in place to preserve the lives of African-Americans after nearly five centuries of countless Black lives have been taken in far more brutal ways.
Black Voices
Police officers aren't the only people who lie about crimes. That's not the point. The police are supposed to uphold the law. Criminals are supposed be the ones who break it. We should be able to tell the difference between them.
Black Voices
There's a huge risk in saying #BlackLivesMatter, on social media or elsewhere. There's zero risk in mourning a lion. Even if we don't agree with one or the other or both, let's stop acting like we don't know exactly why we talk about certain issues and not others.
Politics
This week we saw a demonstration of the deep connection between imagery and outrage. On Tuesday, the hunter that killed the beloved and often photographed lion, Cecil, in Zimbabwe was identified as Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer. As the outrage went viral, the hunter became the hunted. His clinic's website was shut down, and a White House petition demanding extradition got 190,000 signatures. But the level of viral indignation also prompted some to question why the outpouring of outrage for Cecil surpassed that prompted by the killing of Sandra Bland. At the same time, we watched as Ohio prosecutor Joe Deters -- fueled by very disturbing bodycam footage of the police shooting of Samuel DuBose -- announced murder charges in the case, calling the incident "outrageous," "horrendous" and an "absolute tragedy." It was further proof of the power of images -- and that outrage doesn't have to be an either/or proposition.
Black Voices
Rather, I'm questioning why it is that the sanctity of some lives is not considered by others - as if they do not matter at all, or merely exist at another individual's discretion and not by their own agency.
Black Voices
One of the officers says "yes" to the question of whether he saw Tensing dragged.
Crime
The union's executive director says Tensing "hasn't been convicted of anything."
Crime
The two officers restrained a mentally ill patient while another cop shot him with a stun gun.