Police brutality

Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke listens at right during the second day of his murder trial for the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, as a video image of McDonald body lying in the street is displayed in court at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
September 19, 2018 - 12:23 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Testimony is expected to resume in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. In the first two days of testimony, the case was dominated by officers and former officers who were at the scene in October 2014 when the white officer shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 file photo, Lamon Reccord, right, stares and yells, "Shoot me 16 times," at a Chicago police officer as he and others march through Chicago's Loop, one day after murder charges were brought against police officer Jason Van Dyke in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
September 15, 2018 - 9:16 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The trial of a Chicago police officer facing murder charges in the shooting of a black teen shines a spotlight on a troubled force that has been accused of racial bias, excessive force and a code of silence. Many big cities share these problems, but one expert says that Chicago is...
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Allison Jean embraces hers son's friends following a prayer vigil for Botham Shem Jean at the Dallas West Church of Christ on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 in Dallas. He was shot by a Dallas police officer in his apartment on Thursday night. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 11:19 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a man by a Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own (all times local): 10:20 p.m. The group Mothers Against Police Brutality says the arrest of a white Dallas officer in the off-duty shooting death of her black neighbor is a "...
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This Sept. 21, 2017, photo provided by Harding University in Search, Ark., shows Botham Jean leading worship at a university presidential reception in Dallas. Authorities said Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, that a Dallas police officer returning home from work shot and killed Jean, a neighbor, after she said she mistook his apartment for her own. The officer called dispatch to report that she had shot the man Thursday night, police said. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP)
September 09, 2018 - 9:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A white Dallas police officer was arrested Sunday on a manslaughter warrant in the shooting of a black man at his home, Texas authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Officer Amber Guyger was booked into the Kaufman County Jail and that the...
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"Young King" Solomon Grayson, 6, looks over at a sign that reads "You Could be Botham Shem Jean" during a Mothers Against Police Brutality candlelight vigil for Jean at the Jack Evans Police Headquarters on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Dallas. Authorities are seeking a manslaughter warrant for the Dallas police officer who shot and killed Jean after she said she mistook his apartment for her own, police said Friday. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 9:29 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting involving an off-duty Dallas police officer (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Dallas police have released the name of the officer involved in the fatal shooting of a black man. A statement from the Dallas Police Department Saturday says the officer is Amber...
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A large billboard stands on top of a Nike store showing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at Union Square, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in San Francisco. An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
September 05, 2018 - 7:20 pm
Nike has unveiled its first "Just Do It" ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, a spot scheduled to air during the NFL season opener Thursday night as well as during the U.S. Open tennis tournament and other major sporting events. The two-minute spot released Wednesday highlights superstar athletes...
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This image taken from the Twitter account of the former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal to make him one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign, according to a person familiar with the contract. (Twitter via AP)
September 04, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Why do it? Nike has touched off a furor by wading into football's national anthem debate with an ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who was the first athlete to kneel during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest police brutality against blacks. Marketing...
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FILE- In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo screens above trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange show the NSE logo. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 04, 2018 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower Tuesday morning as technology companies including Facebook take losses, but energy companies are rising along with oil prices. Nike is sliding after it gave a major endorsement deal to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, known for his protests of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick kneels during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, in Seattle. Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even though the NFL does not want him. Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos, made the announcement on Twitter, calling the former 49ers quarterback an “All American Icon” and crediting attorney Ben Meiselas for getting the deal done. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
September 04, 2018 - 6:11 am
Colin Kaepernick has a new deal with Nike, even without having a job in the NFL. Kaepernick's attorney, Mark Geragos, made the announcement on Twitter, calling the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback an "All American Icon" and crediting attorney Ben Meiselas for getting the deal done. Kaepernick...
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Former Balch Springs Police Officer Roy Oliver, center, looks to his defense attorney Miles Brissette, right, before being taken away after being sentenced to 15 years in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at the Frank Crowley Courts Building, in Dallas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
August 30, 2018 - 2:12 am
Every case is unique, as is every jury. But experts say several factors seemed to stack up against former Texas police officer Roy Oliver this week when, in an extremely rare outcome, he was convicted of murder for a shooting that occurred while he was on duty. Criminal justice experts tell The...
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