The shooting of Walter Scott by a white US police officer is stirring anger on social media. The killing mirrors recent outcries over racial profiling and police brutality and is reviving hashtags like #Blacklivesmatter.
A video showing a white police officer shooting a black man in the United States has prompted prosecutors to bring murder charges against the officer. Eight shots were fired as the victim ran away. (08.04.2015)
The Justice Department’s scathing Ferguson report shows that the government is paying attention, Harvard law scholar Charles Ogletree told DW. He says Ferguson is not an isolated case and suggests what to do about it. (05.03.2015)
Speaking in Alabama, US President Barack Obama has said civil rights was just "one leg in our long journey toward freedom." Thousands gathered in Selma to mark an important milestone in the nation's civil rights history. (07.03.2015)
The jury in the trial of former patrolman Michael Slager has failed to come to a unanimous decision over the shooting of black motorist Walter Scott in South Carolina last year. A civil rights abuse trial is to be held.
Looters burned and vandalized shops in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince as protests over fuel price rises entered a third day. Several US church groups and volunteers are stranded with most flights remaining canceled.
Experts said that based on the video the self-driving Uber vehicle should have noticed the pedestrian crossing the road. The accident was the first death caused by an autonomous vehicle.
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