Police Reform Protests in New Jersey

Bridgewater Protest

Widespread support from the New Jersey community appeared at Bridgewater. Many have demanded police reform over the past year, especially since America’s racial reckoning heated up in 2020, yet very little has changed. The incident that sparked this protest started with two boys at the Bridgewater Commons Mall. Z’Kye, a 14-year-old boy who was Black, […]

Officer convicted in fatal shooting of man with disabilities

 A California police officer was convicted Tuesday of assault with a firearm in the 2018 fatal shooting of an unarmed mentally ill man who was shot nine times while driving away from police in a wealthy San Francisco suburb. After deliberating barely two days, the jury delivered a split verdict in the case against Officer […]

Released Police body-cam video shows shooting of man with disabilities

The Loveland Police Department released body-worn camera video Wednesday from the officer who shot a man who is intellectually disabled and was armed with a knife. The shooting happened Aug 16th, in the 1600 block of Tennessee Street in Loveland. In the 911 call released by the department, Judy Domina, the man’s grandmother and legal guardian, […]

Police breaking into house and assaulting woman with disabilities

An Arizona woman is suing the Globe Police Department after officers used a Taser on her in her own bedroom, even though she committed no crime and posed no threat. ABC15 Investigators exposed the police misconduct against Memory Burns earlier this year. Burns, 36, is considered to be seriously mentally ill by the State of Arizona. […]

Confirmed Homicide of Person with Disability Ruled Justified

Marvin Scott was a 26 year-old African American suffering from Schizophrenia. Marvin used marijuana as a medication for his condition. At an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, Marvin was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. The officers first took Scott to a local hospital because he was reportedly acting erratically. He was subsequently released […]

Support for Police Reform Increasing in North Carolina

(Pasquotank, NC) Andrew Brown was fatally shot by police on April 21st. Brown was killed in his car by deputies who were serving a warrant for his arrest. Since the shooting, protestors have gathered in the streets of Elizabeth City everyday for the past 40 nights. Since the shooting of Andrew Brown, North Carolina residents […]

Orange County Exploring Police Alternatives to Mental Health Calls

Orange County officials are looking for better ways to address mental health crises. Some of the goals Orange County is looking for is a softer approach from police officers in addition to behavioral-health services being deployed for every mental health emergency call. Orange County has been under pressure after a recent shooting of Jeffrey Ely […]

Police officer fatally shooting disabled man after being told to leave

Patrick Lynn Warren Senor was experiencing a mental health crisis so his family called 911. The Warren family requested a mental health professional, however, a police officer arrived instead. When the officer, Reynaldo Contreras, arrived, the family told Contreras to leave after he exhibited a hostile demeanor. Contreras returned and Warren Sr. answered the door, […]

Police Targeting and Killing Minority Groups in Israel

Iyad al-Hallaq was a 31-year-old Palestinian with autism when he was fatally shot by Israel police. Hallaq was unarmed and his peers called him harmless. The shooting was so disturbing that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a tragedy and Defense Minister Benny Gantz issued an apology. Despite this, no charges has been set against the […]

“Shoot him” an officer said before unloading 14 bullets into Walter Wallace

Walter Wallace has a long history of mental instability. He was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and often experiences mental health crises. On October 26th, police were called into the Wallace home three times. The first two times, tensions were de-escalated without a problem. However, the third encounter lead to 14 bullet rounds being shot […]