The Los Angeles Police Department has cleared officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas in the shooting death of Ezell Ford, the Los Angeles Times reports. RELATED: Ezell Ford: Unarmed Black Man Shot And Killed By LAPD [VIDEO] Ezell Ford Autopsy Results Released As previously reported by NewsOne, on August 11, 2014, Ford, 24, was walking along 65th Street in […]


How much unrest will our country experience before we substantively address the injustices acutely impacting Black people? For months, across the nation, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to demand police accountability, transparency and justice for the families that have fallen victims to state violence. I am Latino and I stand […]


  African-American communities throughout the country have long been plagued by police brutality. The deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Ezell Ford (pictured) last year reignited a discussion about the relationship between police officials and the communities they serve. In an effort to address the national issue, President Barack Obama created the “Task Force […]


After the autopsy details were released for Ezell Ford (pictured), a South Los Angeles man who was killed in a police shooting, activists are speaking out to have the officers who were responsible for his death charged with murder. The Coalition for Community Control Over the Police is calling for County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey […]

Slain California resident Ezell Ford’s autopsy report was released Monday evening. RELATED: Two Gunman Open Fire On LAPD Patrol Car The release comes less than three days before the deadline L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti mandated. Per the findings, Ford was shot in his right arm, right side, and back, with the back and side wounds being fatal, according to […]

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The Los Angeles Police Department has until this Wednesday to release Ezell Ford’s (pictured below) autopsy results, the L.A. Times reports. RELATED: LAPD Reveals Names Of Officers Who Shot Ezell Ford L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti imposed the deadline on the department in November, responding to their delay in releasing the report. The department’s hesitance to […]

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Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now,” delivered an inspirational commentary about the current fight for social justice in the aftermath of the deaths of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, John Crawford, Ezell Ford and countless others who have lost their lives as a result of police brutality and misconduct. On Friday, Martin explained that we are […]

The LAPD has released the names of two officers involved in Ezell Ford’s (pictured) fatal shooting, the Los Angeles Times reports. SEE ALSO: Guy From Meme Turns Out To Be A Darren Wilson Supporter Officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas are both assigned to the Newton Division Gang enforcement detail. Records show Wampler has been with […]

Cross Post Now, Nation

The killings of unarmed black men Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford and John Crawford III all happened in rapid succession over the past few weeks. The tragic loss of their lives, and the lives of too many other black men, has galvanized the nation around the issue of police brutality. Saturday, Al Sharpton’s National Action Network […]

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In the wake of the Michael Brown, Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford murders by police officers, let’s not forget about the Black women who have lost their lives in similar fashion. Clutch Magazine listed six African American women and girls who have met their end by the way of a police officer’s bullet. For an extended review […]

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Two days after Mike Brown was killed, Ezell Ford was shot by Los Angeles police and in Ohio, John Crawford was killed a week ago in Walmart holding a toy rifle. Protesters are asking for answers in both of these cases. James Hayes, of the Ohio Student Association, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the […]

Ezell Ford, 24, died Tuesday after being shot by Los Angeles police during an encounter Monday night in South LA. Tritobia Ford said that her son was lying on the ground, complying with police when he was shot. He was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Read more at KTLA: […]