Opinion: The police officers who killed Tire Nichols were black. But they still might have been driven by racism

The death of Tire Nichols, an unarmed black man, at the hands of two black police officers has sparked a national debate over the role of racism in law enforcement. While the officers involved in the shooting are both African-American, many are questioning whether they were driven by racism when they killed Nichols. Racism is … Read more

Masih Alinejad: Justice Department announces new arrests in plot to kill New York-based journalist directed from Iran

The United States Justice Department recently announced the arrest of three individuals in connection with a plot to assassinate a New York-based journalist, Masih Alinejad. The suspects were allegedly directed by Iran-based agents to carry out the attack. Masih Alinejad is a prominent Iranian journalist and human rights activist. She is known for her outspoken … Read more

Half Moon Bay, Calif., shooting: Suspect reportedly confesses to media, saying he was not in his right mind

On the morning of April 22nd, a shooting occurred in Half Moon Bay, California, leaving two people injured. The suspect, identified as a 26-year-old man, was arrested shortly after the incident and taken into custody by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office. According to reports, the suspect confessed to a local media outlet, claiming that … Read more

Youth program founder injured in shooting ‘has the biggest heart’

Will Keeps was a 15-year-old Chicago gang member when he witnessed rival members kill his friend. He escaped the streets and moved to Iowa to help other young people from underprivileged backgrounds. Now Keeps is hospitalized and in serious condition following the kind of violence he dedicated his life to stopping: a shooting that killed … Read more

Death of Tire Nichols: Memphis police chief urges citizens to be non-violent before arrest video released

CNN — The Memphis police chief condemned the actions of the officers involved in the arrest of Tire Nichols earlier this month as “a breach of basic humanity” ahead of the imminent release of video showing the incident. “It’s not just a professional failure. It’s a basic lack of humanity to another individual,” Chief Cerelyn … Read more

Youth program founder injured in shooting ‘has the biggest heart’

Will Keeps was a 15-year-old Chicago gang member when he witnessed rival members kill his friend. He escaped the streets and moved to Iowa to help other young people from underprivileged backgrounds. Now Keeps is hospitalized and in serious condition following the kind of violence he dedicated his life to stopping: a shooting that killed … Read more

Tire Nichols: A timeline of the investigations into Nichols’ death after a traffic stop and arrest by Memphis police

CNN — Nearly three weeks after a traffic stop in Memphis led to a violent arrest and subsequent death of a driver, police are expected to release police body camera footage of the incident to the public. Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, was hospitalized after the Jan. 7 arrest and died three days later … Read more

Abdul Wasi Safi: Charges dropped against Afghan soldier detained seeking asylum at southern border

Washington CNN — Criminal charges have been dropped against an Afghan national who served with the US military in Afghanistan and was apprehended after fleeing to the United States across the southern border with Mexico. Abdul Wasi Safi, referred to as Wasi, served alongside U.S. Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan as an Afghan Special Forces … Read more