Latest Black Lives Matter News

No charges for police who shot 22-year-old California man

Mar. 3, 2019 12:33 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two Sacramento police officers won't face criminal charges for the fatal shooting of a black man following a chase that ended in his grandparents' yard and started a series of angry protests that roiled California's capital city, the county's top prosecutor announced Saturday...

Flag honoring police sparks dispute at Connecticut Capitol

Feb. 21, 2019 4:33 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republicans are seeking to return artwork featuring a police-themed flag to the state Capitol. The handmade wooden plaque featuring what is known as the Thin Blue Line flag had been displayed for two months until it was removed this week over concerns that it was...

Man arrested on suspicion of impersonating LAPD officer

Feb. 9, 2019 5:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who authorities say was recorded antagonizing demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest in January has been arrested on suspicion of impersonating a police officer. Daniel Sohn, 36, was arrested Friday by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies after they noticed that he was...

Confederate group's reception for NC lawmakers draws protest

Feb. 6, 2019 1:47 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A legislative reception hosted by the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans drew protesters, amid an ongoing debate over Confederate monuments on public property. The News & Observer reports about a half-dozen protesters shouting "Black Lives Matter" stood...

School to raise BLM flag while another marks anniversary

Feb. 1, 2019 12:02 PM EST

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — South Burlington High School students will raise a Black Lives Matter flag to fly during February in honor of Black History Month. Friday's flag rising comes the same day as Montpelier High School marks one year since it raised its own Black Lives Matter Flag. Montpelier High...

Chief: Union head's comments after shooting 'over the top'

Jan. 31, 2019 9:33 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's police chief on Thursday distanced his agency from comments made by the head of the police officers' union that seemed to imply this week's shooting that injured five officers during a drug raid was due in part to anti-police rhetoric. The officers were serving a search warrant at...