Police were trying to escalate the situation, the local NAACP branch said.

A viral video captures two encounters between Marlin Gipson and officers, who came to his home the second time.

NewsOne’s Top 5 gives you a quick rundown of the viral stories we’re talking about today.

Cross Post Now, Nation, Police Brutality

A recent Tampa Bay Times expose revealed that Tampa police write more bike tickets than the cities surrounding it combined. Those tickets are for things including not using lights at night, riding close to the curb and keeping hands on handlebars. Not surprisingly, eighty percent of those stopped are African American or black. Apparently the police are […]

A recent video documenting an apparent stop-and-frisk procedure on two men in Philadelphia exposes the aggressive, verbally violent side of law enforcement, especially in communities of color. As discussed on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, one of the officers, Philip Nace, has a history of harassment. Should we tell our young black men to video […]

Did South Carolina proud Mom Shannon Cooper (pictured left) go too far with her loud overzealous antics as she watched her daughter, Iesha, (pictured below, left) walk across the stage to get her high school diploma? Well, police think so!  In full view of the graduation ceremony attendees, Cooper was cuffed by officers for cheering […]

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The police department in suburban East Haven engaged in a pattern of discrimination against Latino residents, according to investigators from the U.S. Justice Department, who said Monday that their probe was complicated by efforts to interfere with witnesses and a “blue wall of silence.” SEE ALSO:Maya Angelou Angry With Common’s […]

Allhiphop is reporting that Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a Columbia University Professor and former Fox News correspondent, is suing the Philadelphia Police Department over harassment. According to the lawsuit, the incident unfolded on June 17th in the city of Philadelphia, when Dr. Hill to produce his vehicle registration, to which Hill complied. After questioning why […]