Police said Daunte Wright’s death was an accident. I don’t believe that’s true.

I don’t care that Kim Potter, the police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright during a car stop, has resigned. I don’t care that Police Chief Tim Gannon stepped down either. I’m still enraged, because wright didn’t have to die. It happened Sunday in BrooklynCenter, Minnesota—a suburb just 10 miles from the Minneapolis courthouse where former officer Derek Chauvin…

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A Philly cop is under investigation for attending the pre-riot Trump rally. We’re not surprised

A Philadelphia Police detective is under investigation after allegedly attending the rally before the riot. And guess what. We’re not surprised. If the Inquirer is right, and Philadelphia Detective Jennifer Gugger allegedly attended that rally, I gotta wonder what she was thinking. Because Gugger’s job in the police department’s recruitment unit was to investigate social…

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The charges in the Breonna Taylor case don’t add up

Former Louisville Police Officer Brett Hankison was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment in the incident that killed Breonna Taylor. But no one, including Hankison, has been charged with killing her. That is not justice, and in my view, there should be no peace. Hankison faces up to five years on each count…

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Krasner talks exclusively to Solomon Jones after controversial dismissals

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner forced 31 people out at the District Attorney’s office, prompting criticism from some and celebration from others. In an exclusive interview with Praise 107.9 FM host and Daily News columnist Solomon Jones, Krasner explained his motivations. “We did it because this is an office in need of culture change,” Krasner…

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Solomon launches GoFundMe campaign for #Justice

Blacks are 2.5 times more likely than whites to be shot and killed by police. In recent years, those statistics have roared into focus through the deaths of boys like Tamir Rice, women like Rekia Boyd, and men like Philando Castille. Their images fill the screens of our computers, televisions and phones, but we never learn what happens to…

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Solomon interviews Commissioner Richard Ross

On his 900 am WURD radio show, Solomon Jones speaks with newly appointed Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross about Black Lives Matter, diversity in police recruitment, corruption community relations, and more. Photo: Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross in Love Park by Philadelphia City Council Solomon Jones is an Essence bestselling author and award-winning columnist. He…

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