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An African-American man , Quentin Lamar Smith has reportedly shot two Ohio White officers,  Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli, after the officers responded to a call on domestic violence at the house Smith lives with wife, Candace Smith.


Police had responded to several domestic violence calls from the Smith's house in 2017, and one of such call was Nov. 27, when 33-year Old Candace asked for protection orders, because she was not getting along with Quentin Lamar Smith, who she also said had a gun.

While talking about the death of the officers, Chief Joe Morbitzer of the Westerville Police Department said "As they went into the apartment they were immediately met with gunfire, and both officers were shot,"

Officer Joering, a 16 year veteran of the department was reported to have died at the scene, while officer Morelli, a 29-year veteran was transported to the Ohio State University where he later died.

Officer Joering had a wife and four daughters, and officer Morelli had a wife and two children.

The suspect, Quentin Lamar Smith also got shot in the shooting, and currently receiving treatment at the hospital


A grieving father is yet to let go of his son's death and asking for police to re-open the investigation into the death of  Michael Bell Jr. death. The young boy was shot in 2014, and his dad ran a $65,000 full page ad in the Washington post on Tuesday.

According to police reports, When police stopped Michael Bell Jr. on the 9th of November, 2014. He was drunk and not cooperating with the police, this action led to a scuffle, but he was later put on a hold by the police over a car in the family driveway, when suddenly an officer, Erich Strausbaugh yelled "He has my gun." Another cop rushed to where he was being held, and shot him in the head. 

Michael died three hours later.

After his death, the Kenosha police department called the death "a justifiable homicide", a statement that his father believes makes no sense. When the Bell's sued the Police Department, it turns out that the stories of the four police officers at the scene did not match those of the witnesses and neighbours, or also with medical evidence.

The officer that shot Michale was Alberto Gonzalez, In the reenactment by the police said that he was positioned to the left of Michael and could not see if he had a gun or not, but according to witnesses, Gonzalez was between Michael and Strausbaugh. Also,an autopsy showed that he was shot in the right side of the head, and not the left.


The city gave the Bell's family $1.75 million before the case went to trial, still not satisfied, the father of the deceased hired a retired police detective, Russell Beckman of the Kenosha Police Department to look into the events of the day the young man was shot.

According to Beckman, police might have either missed or ignored a broken car mirror that was at the centre of the scuffle with the deceased. He then demonstrated this with an unloaded gun and a  police holster similar to the one officer Strausbaugh was wearing.

Beckman explained that; "The gun comes in contact with the mirror and gets caught in the jacket gap" 

Mr Bell now believes it was the mirror, and not his son that was grabbing the officer's belt, but all effort to get the state, county and Federal officials to look into the new evidence has proved to go nowhere, and   Kenosha County district attorney has said that the time frame to convict any of the officers involves in the scuffle has passed.

Michal Bell while talking about his son shooting said; Unless you've gone through it, it's a degree of suffering that nobody else can understand


Bartholomew Eziagulu, the Chairman of the Nigerian Union chapter in the Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa has narrated how two South African men a 27 year old Ebuka Okori in Durban. 

According to the president, the Bartholomew said that the 2 policemen who appeared to have dressed casually went to the deceased apartment, and forcefully gain access to his building in the early hours of Friday at around 2am.


The officers then demanded for money from him, but he did not give them. He was then led outside the building, handcuffed, and was shot dead. The police officers then took away his valuables, cell phone and his international passport.

Mr Okori was not the only one tortured, some family members staying with him too were touched by the rogue officers, and a South African national was also a victim of the police assault.

The police unit has heard about the case, and had swiftly intervened, arresting the culprits. 

Mr Bartholomew also said that Adetola Olubajo, the president of the Nigerian Union in South Africa has also been informed of the incident, and also the Nigerian Mission in South Africa have also been informed of the incident, and both groups are monitoring police investigations.


Nigerian youths have taken to Twitter to talk about the police brutality they had encountered from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit. Nigerians detailed their different nightmares they have over the years received from the member of the Anti-robbery squad.

Nigerians complained about the corruption, threatening of life and properties, harassment(including sexual harassment), unlawful killings, and unprofessional attitude of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. These men, according to Nigerians on Twitter will approach any good looking men with expensive outfit or cars, and labelled them internet fraudsters.








The #EndSARS started on Saturday and has been trending on Nigeria Twitter after a news of how SARS had shot a young man in the head in Lagos. 

The Nigeria government had stayed mute on the ENDSARS hashtag since it started, while the only person that had responded is presidential aspirant, Abubakar Atiku. Atiku tweeted;


There is no response from the Buhari media team or from the vice-president. 

Some Nigerians are also looking to take the issue outside Twitter and organise a rally to let the government know that Nigerian youths are not safe with SARS around their communities.



15 African-American have now regained their freedom and cleared of convictions after they told their story of a corrupt cop who will ask them for money, and when they refused to pay him, he will cuff them, and put drugs into their pockets.

The Cook County judge on Thursday cleared the men of their charges. The men complained about the mistreatment they receive from a police officer called Ronald Watts.

The 15 prisoners also confirm that it is a norm for police officers to shake down the African-American community or take them away if they don't pay up the cop.

According to one of the accused that Watts threw in jail, he said;

Watts always told me, ‘If you’re not going to pay me, I’m going to get you.’ And every time I ran into him, he put drugs on me. I went to prison and did 24 months for Watts, and I came back home and he put another case on me.

The men watch in horror as no actions were taken against Watts after several complaints, and Watts and is men continue to terrorise the community, extorting drug dealers, and taking money from residents.

In 2013, Watts finally pleaded guilty to stealing money from an FBI informant, and was sent to 22 months in prison. 

13 of the men sent to prison by Watts are now released, while two are inside for unrelated charges. According to one of the convicts who got out early, he said that most times, they have no choice than to plead guilty for the crimes they did not commit. Pleading guilty will give a lighter sentence to the sentence the drugs found on them would have produced.

Prosecutors have now asked that the judge check the integrity unit of the Cook County Attorney’s Office, and the latest development by releasing the men on Thursday might be an effort to regain public trust.


The video of a police officer, Lt. Greg Abbott that surfaced online few days ago have got him fired. The video showed Abbot tells a white motorist "We only kill black people."


The announcement was made by Chief Mike Register on Thursday afternoon saying;

I have known Lt. (Greg) Abbott for years and perceived him as honorable, but he’s made a mistake. I don’t know what is in his heart, but I know what came out of his mouth. We recommend that he be terminated and we are moving forward on that.

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In the dashcam video, the woman was afraid to pick up her phone from her lap,and told the officer she is scared she might get shot picking it up as she seen many videos of cops killing motorists. The now fired cop, Lt. Greg Abbott responded to the motorist "But you're not black. We only kill black people, right?"

The incident, though happened in 2016, recently resurfaced after a request from WSB-TV. 

Abbot have been in the police force for 28 years.


Jurors on Monday were unable to reach an unanimous verdict in the case of a white former police officer, Michael Slager, charged with murder in the shooting and killing of black motorist, Walter Scott. Therefore a South Carolina judge,Clifton Newman has declared a mistrial.


The judge had asked jurors to deliberate on the case, but the jurors declare later they were unable to reach a decision, after deliberating for 22 hours a day for 4 days.

The video footage of Michael shooting Walter appeared online and attracted attention when the former police officer shot Walter with eight bullets from his gun while he was running away from him, and then placing a Taser near his body.

The deliberations of the case started on December 1st, and on Friday, one of the jurors was unwilling to convict Micheal Slager. A lot of criticism has also been poured out on the selection of the juror after the jurors for the case were all white, with just a black person, despite that the Charleston county where the shooting was done was 28% black community.

It was also reported that the juror that was unwilling to find Michael Slager guilty for the shooting was white.

Slager was fired from the police force, and later charged with murder after the video that shows him shooting Walter Scott was released.

According to a group, #bluelivesmatter, that in the past have denied the case of police brutality against black people could not justify Scott's actions.


There is a manhunt for a black man that shot a policeman in the head during a traffic stop, as he writes out a traffic ticket outside the police HQ in San Antonio, Texas.

The police officer, Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50, a 20-year veteran of the department.


According to the report, Benjamin was writing out a ticket for a car, when another car pulled up near the stop, walk, towards the officer and shoot him, execution-style in the head. The driver of the car was wearing a black hoodie, and black trousers.


The police have not concluded investigation to be sure if the car that was stopped was connected to the killer.

The police have also released the footage of the car, asking for the public help in identifying the murderers.



A 17 year veteran with the Chicago police department was seriously beaten at an accident scene because of the National focus of police shootings of Black men and black lives matter in America. According to Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, the officer had told him that she did not use her gun for fear of backlash;

         "She didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news"

The officer had gotten into a fight with a man who was under the influence of PCP, after she had stopped near a crash site in the Austin community on the Westside on Wednesday morning.  


The struggle between police officers and the man happened at near Roosevelt Road and Cicero Avenue at about 10 a.m. Police officers had seen a car crash inside a building, and saw the man walking towards the east on Roosevelt.

When officers stopped the man to talk to him, the man started struggling with them, hitting the female officer's head against the pavement till she was unconscious.

According to the police, the suspect smashed the face of the officer multiple times on the pavement, until she was unconscious. 

The officer's partner, then hit the man with a Taser and pepper spray, then get him arrested. Two other officers were injured before arresting the man, and all of them are now at Lutheran General, while the suspect was sent to Loretto Hospital.

According to police Superintendent Eddie Johnson; 

As I was at the hospital last night, visiting with her, she looked at me and said she thought she was gonna die, and she knew that she should shoot this guy, but she chose not to because she didn’t want her family or the department to go through the scrutiny the next day on national news.


This officer could (have) lost her life last night. He’s hospitalized right now, but she still has the spirit and the bravery that these officers and firefighters display every day — every day.  We have to change the narrative of the law enforcement across this country.

Civil right activist have argued that the people no longer trust police officers in the country after decades of abuse. According to Jon Loevy, a civil rights lawyer; 

Any fair-minded person acknowledges that police have a very difficult and dangerous job, and this sounds like a very unfortunate situation. The hope is that the department and the community can work to repair some of the lost trust so that officers won't always feel so second-guessed.

The suspect has three convictions of firearms arrest and one conviction, as well as another three arrests, following which he was charged by either resisting police, fleeing and eluding police or both, according to police.



As more celebrities in the U.S. continues to talk about police violence, Serena Williams has also decided to lend her voice to the issue of police violence in the country after she found herself afraid of her life, and that of his nephew who was driving her.


The tennis star took to Facebook today and wrote a lengthy post on the recent police violence that took the lives of young African-American, and remembered how police shot the man, Philando Castile, driving with his girlfriend after a stop in Minnesota.

Williams compared the shooting of the man to the scenario where her nephew was driving, and blamed herself for not driving at that moment.

Read her Facebook post;