Attorney Solomon-Simmons Featured in Al Jazeera America The Tulsa Race Riot Story

Damario Solomon-Simmons is featured in the recently released Al JazeeraAmerica in-depth story about the Greenwood Massacre erroneously known in history as the Tulsa Race Riot.  The powerful piece written by Dexter Mullins is entitled Survivors of Infamous 1921 Tulsa race riot  Still Hope for Justice, and rightfully sheds some light on  the worst domestic terrorist action in the history of this …

Democratic Congressmen to Introduce Police Anti-Militarization Bill

Source: Sahil Kapur/TalkingPoints Memo Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson proposed legislation on Thursday aimed at demilitarizing domestic police forces, amid national criticism of heavily armed cops going after protesters in Ferguson, Mo. “Our main streets should be a place for business, families, and relaxation, not tanks and M16s,” the Democratic congressman wrote in a “Dear Colleague” letter to members of Congress. …

President Obama: Shooting of Unarmed Michael Brown By Police Tragic

Source: Carey Gilliams /Reuters President Barack Obama called the police shooting death of an unarmed black teenager a tragedy and called on Tuesday for thoughtful response after two nights of violent protests, looting, arrests and tear gas in a St. Louis suburb. He promised a full investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into the case, which has provoked outrage …

FBI Opens Civil Rights Case In Police Shooting of Unarmed Mike Brown

SOURCE: AP via NewsOne FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after a suburban St. Louis police officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager. Cheryl Mimura, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s St. Louis field office, says the agency opened an investigation Monday into possible civil rights violations arising from the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Police …