Michael Paul Adams, had reportedly been released from prison for 48 hours when he saw 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin at a Peoria, Ariz., K-gas station. The 27-year-old, who has a lengthy criminal history, slit the teen’s neck with a pocket knife. His excuse–he was listening to rap music, and he feared for his life. Court records indicate Adams told local law enforcement he felt threatened by … Continue reading Black teen stabbed to death–for simply listening to music.
Oregon moved to crack down on racially motivated 911 calls on Monday, responding to a series of publicized incidents across the country where predominantly white civilians called the police on black people going about everyday activities like napping or barbecuing. Victims of those police calls would be able to sue the caller for up to $250, under a measure overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate. … Continue reading Oregon is Moving Closer to Punishing Racist 911 Callers