Tag: Black Lives Matter

‘Emanuel’ Trailer: Steph Curry And Viola Davis-Produced Docu Honors Shooting Victims Of Emanuel A.M.E. Church

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On June 17, 2015, tragedy struck the nation when a white supremacist gunman took the lives of members of the Emanuel A.M.E. church. Click Here if you missed that.

In the documentary Emanuel executive produced by Steph Curry’s Unanimous Media, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions and Mariska Hargitay, director Brian Ivie shed light on the events and highlights the power of forgiveness.

In the new trailer we see witnesses, survivors and family members affected by the events in the Charleston, SC share their stories. The documentary also examines how faith, hope and forgiveness healed a community after the church shooting. It also weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath

“The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together, and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness,” said Curry. “Stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space. I hope the film inspires others like it does me.”

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‘Finding Justice’ Season 1, Episode 3

Voter Suppression

In 2018, Georgia’s gubernatorial race highlighted renewed efforts to disenfranchise black voters by purging voter rolls, passing ID laws and creating election day chaos.

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‘Finding Justice’ Season 1, Episode 2


Cash Bail

Activists reveal the realities of the cash bail system and pretrial detention, and advocates push to close St. Louis’s Medium Security Institution a.k.a. the Workhouse.

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‘Finding Justice’ Season 1, Episode 1

Stand Your Ground

A Florida community seeks justice in the aftermath of Markeis McGlockton’s shooting as Stand Your Ground laws were once again used to justify the killing of a black man.

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NYPD Officer Faces May Trial in Eric Garner Chokehold Death

 

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A New York City police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man will face an NYPD disciplinary trial next May — nearly five years after the man’s pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality, an administrative judge said Thursday.

According to reports, The judge rejected demands from Daniel Pantaleo’s lawyer to delay the officer’s department trial in the death of Eric Garner until July, when time runs out for federal prosecutors to file civil rights charges against him.

The NYPD trial will start May 13 and could take about two weeks, the judge said.

Pantaleo, who is white, is charged with reckless use of a chokehold and intentional use of a chokehold in Garner’s July 2014 death in Staten Island.

Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, could be heard on an amateur video shouting “I can’t breathe!” as Pantaleo placed him in an apparent chokehold, which is banned under police department policy, after officers stopped him for selling untaxed cigarettes.

If convicted, the 33-year-old Pantaleo could face punishment ranging from the loss of vacation days to firing from the department. He was stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty after the incident.

Pantaleo’s lawyer, Stuart London, said the officer used a takedown move taught by the police department, not a banned chokehold, and will be vindicated. After a brief hearing, his union issued a statement blaming the 350-pound Garner’s poor health and resisting arrest for his death.

Former Dallas Cop Amber Guyger Indicted for Murder in Botham Jean Shooting

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A Dallas County grand jury has indicted fired Dallas police officer Amber Guyger on a murder charge in the shooting death of Botham Jean, the 26-year-old man killed at his apartment in September, according to online court records.

According to reports, The indictment of Amber Guyger comes more than two months after she was arrested in the shooting death of Botham Shem Jean at the Dallas apartment complex where both lived — a killing that sparked days of protests.Guyger, who was arrested and fired from her job as a Dallas police officer after the September shooting, initially faced a charge of manslaughter. But Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson had said a grand jury could issue a stiffer charge. 

A charge of manslaughter carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.Botham Jean’s family had wanted Guyger to be indicted for murder, their attorney Daryl Washington told CNN.