Questions abounded in the immediate aftermath of the tragic killing of Takeoff, but two, in particular, stand out: Who shot the rapper and why?

Social media was replete with conspiracy theories after it was reported that it took police in Houston more than four hours to respond to a weekend shooting that left George Floyd's preschool-aged niece critically injured.

Questions remain about what Houston Police knew and when about potential safety hazards at the venue. Earlier coverage by Variety mentions the chief previously defended letting the show play out despite the accounts. Finner claimed that stopping the performance could have resulted in riots leading to more damage.  

After several hours the department deleted the tweet without explanation. Still, the post raises questions about the department's capacity to care about Black men killed by police and other forms of violence against Black and other communities of color.

The Houston police officer whose gunfire hit Legend Smalls, 1-year-old boy, violated department protocol when he opened fire while pursuing a suspect, lawyers for the infant's mother said during a press conference.

Texas police have charged James Scott Lee, 32, with a hate crime Wednesday for the attempted stabbing of an African-American male who he referred to by using a hateful racial slur.

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A Harris County, Texas, grand jury has cleared a veteran police officer in the fatal shooting of unarmed 26-year-old Jordan Baker (pictured), USA Today reports. SEE ALSO: Ex-Milwaukee Cop Will Not Be Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Man [VIDEO] Officials announced Tuesday that officer Juventino Castro would not face criminal charges in the January shooting death […]


A terminally ill 6-year-old girl has been living her dream of becoming a police officer. Khyrstin Andrews (pictured), who is fighting stage 4 kidney cancer, previously told her mother that she wanted to pull somebody over as an officer. Fortunately, Andrews goes to the same church as a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, where she […]

Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention. NewsOne has partnered with the […]