police shooting

12 Oct 2021

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Charges Against Former San Leandro Officer in Walmart Killing

A former San Leandro police officer hoped the court would dismiss voluntary manslaughter charges against him for fatally shooting a man in April 2020, but a judge Tuesday was not inclined to let him off the hook so easily. On April 18, 2020, Jason Fletcher was the first officer to

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25 May 2021

Too Little Has Changed in the Year Since George Floyd’s Murder

May 25 will forever be marked by the murder of George Floyd, but the tragedy left a mark on this nation much deeper and consequential than any one day can contain.  As people around the country, and the world, watched the video and witnessed Floyd’s excruciating last breaths, we were

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07 Oct 2021

BAS is Looking for a Couple New Writer/Editors

Since 2007 BrokeAssStuart.com has been dedicated to bringing you the most important news, arts, culture, nightlife, and progressive activism in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Our goal is to amplify voices that may not always get heard and stick up for working people when no one else will…and

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18 May 2021

DA Shows Body Camera Footage of Deputy Ambush, Calls Andrew Brown Jr. Death ‘Justified’

District Attorney Andrew Womble announced Tuesday that he will not seek charges against Pasquotank County deputies for fatally shooting Andrew Brown Jr. on April 21. Womble said the use of deadly force was justified because Brown drove his vehicle “recklessly” and threatened the deputies’ safety. Womble made the statement in

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21 Apr 2021

Scenes From Columbus, Where Police Just Shot A 15-Year-Old Black Girl

We had precisely 0 minutes to celebrate justice for George Floyd, because Columbus, Ohio police shot and killed 15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant while the Floyd verdict was still being read Tuesday afternoon. Bodycam footage strongly suggests police opened fire on Ma’Khia Bryant without provocation, and the city of Columbus spent Tuesday

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13 Apr 2021

Three Police Shooting Stories Collide Tuesday as Minnesota Reaches Boiling Point

Three stories collided Tuesday that cast a dark shadow on the state of policing in the U.S., especially as it relates to Black men. Each is a tragic example of the worst that can happen when law enforcement chooses to use force in lieu of deescalation or less lethal methods.

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06 Apr 2021

Lawsuit Takes Aim at Cop, Police Chief and Town of Danville for Killing of Tyrell Wilson

As the nation is gripped by the ongoing Derek Chauvin trial, we were sadly reminded that our local communities are not immune to police quick to pull the trigger. It was announced Tuesday that the family of Tyrell Wilson, who was shot and killed by a Danville police officer last

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05 Jan 2021

No Charges in Jacob Blake’s Shooting on Same Day Rittenhouse Pleads Not Guilty

“No Kenosha law enforcement officer in this case will be charged with any criminal offense.” After a fiery summer in an unprecedented movement for civil rights, those words will be remembered as a deep cut. Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday that the officer who shot Jacob Blake

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13 Oct 2020

SF’s Police Shooting Protest Was Peaceful; 93% of BLM Protests Are

About 150 people marched in San Francisco Monday night in protest against the police killing of an alleged carjacking suspect. The crowd was small, but their demand of police was clear: Stop shooting Black and brown people.  The story, according to a police statement, is that officers responded to a

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