Author Archives: The Soul Brother

About The Soul Brother

An observer to the world. I have a unique view of the world and want to share it. It's all in love from the people of the "blues". Love, Knowledge, and Sharing amongst all is the first steps towards solving all the problems amongst humanity.

The Stain of Mass Incarceration: Exposing the Wound of My Father’s Life Sentence

By Ebony Underwood 7 years ago on my 14th birthday my father took my sister, Miko, and I out for lunch. We decided to dine at the newly opened Hard Rock Cafe. The music was blaring from the sound system. … Continue reading

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If You Run, You’re Done: Why Cops Go Berserk When People Run From Them

By David J. Krajicek Najee Rivera admits he panicked on the night two white Philadelphia cops pulled over his motor scooter in El Centro de Oro, a Latino ghetto in the city’s Fairhill section. “To be honest, I was afraid,” … Continue reading

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Police Officer Resigns After Inappropriate Use of Taser, Pepper Spray

By Marina DiMarzo A police officer resigned after inappropriately using a Taser and pepper spraying a man who was driving recklessly while suffering from a health emergency May 4, according to the Fredericksburg Police. About 5 p.m. that day, 34-year-old … Continue reading

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Dealing With Cops: The Latest How-To Book

By Brennan DuBose Attorney Eric Broyles has one goal: “I want to keep black men and boys alive.” “Encounters With Police: A Black Man’s Guide to Survival,” a book written by Broyles and his colleague of 20 years, veteran police … Continue reading

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A Grand Jury (Mostly) Backs Marilyn Mosby on Freddie Gray’s Death

By David A. Graham In a very brief news conference at the end of the day Thursday, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced that a grand jury had indicted six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. For the … Continue reading

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Baltimore to continue limiting comments about settlements, an issue in alleged police brutality cases like that of Freddie Gray

By Mark Puente Baltimore officials have rejected policy changes that would provide the public and news media with more information about legal settlements, including those related to alleged police brutality. The city Law Department proposed modifications Friday to a controversial … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Verdict reached for officer over deaths in 137-shot barrage

Associated Press A Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage will learn his fate Saturday. A judge said he reached a verdict in the bench trial of Officer … Continue reading

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Will Cleveland riot if a police officer is found not guilty?

By Wesley Lowery and Rhonda Colvin The signs of renewal are everywhere in this city, from the bustling downtown to the anticipation of the national spotlight during next year’s Republican National Convention. Even the Cleveland Cavaliers are marching toward the … Continue reading

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Live coverage: Verdict reached in trial of Cleveland officer Michael Brelo

by Jen Steer and Darcie Loreno A verdict has been reached in the trial of a Cleveland police officer charged in the 2012 deadly police chase and shooting. Judge John O’Donnell will announce the verdict at 10 a.m. Officer Michael … Continue reading

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American hypocrisy exposed: U.S. slammed on racism, police brutality and human rights violations

By Charlene Muhammad The U.S. was recently condemned by a United Nations body for human rights failures, particularly with regard to racism and police murders of Black men and boys. Activists, however, aren’t holding their breath waiting for the world … Continue reading

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