Emma Ockerman

Child Abuse

New Video Shows 7 Youth-Home Staffers Restraining a Black Boy Who Died a Few Days Later

Emma Ockerman
12 hours ago
transgender homelessness

Trump's Proposal for Homeless Shelters Could Make Life More Dangerous for Trans People

Especially for Black and Brown transgender women, "who face extraordinarily high rates of unemployment and homelessness at any time, and particularly in this economic crisis," said an advocate.
Emma Ockerman
7.2.20
guaranteed income

These 11 Mayors Are Really Trying to Get Their Cities’ Residents a Guaranteed Income

A global pandemic that threatens to worsen the country’s already staggering income inequality might be the perfect time.
Emma Ockerman
6.29.20
I Can't Breathe

A Black Teen Died After Screaming ‘I Can't Breathe’ as Youth Home Employees Put Their Weight on Him

“The excessive use of restraints and the lack of concern for Cornelius’s life draw an eerily similar comparison to that of George Floyd’s death.”
Emma Ockerman
6.23.20
Policing

The NYPD Cop in a Viral Chokehold Video Has Been Suspended Without Pay

The incident comes a week after the New York City Council passed a law making it a criminal misdemeanor for an officer to use a chokehold during an arrest.
Emma Ockerman
6.22.20
prison

This Ex-Inmate Risked His Life Fighting Fires in California — But He’s Banned From a Career Doing It

Dario Gurrola’s two felony convictions prevent him from getting the EMT certification required for a full-time job at most municipal fire departments.
Emma Ockerman
6.19.20
immigration

The Supreme Court Just Smacked Down Trump’s Attempt to End DACA

The Obama-era program gave temporary protections to nearly 700,000 so-called “Dreamers” who were brought to the U.S. as young kids.
Emma Ockerman
6.18.20
Policing

The Atlanta Cop Who Shot Rayshard Brooks in the Back Was Just Charged With Murder

Garrett Rolfe and his partner, who's facing other charges, are expected to turn themselves in by Thursday evening.
Emma Ockerman
6.18.20
Policing

These Cities Are Stopping Police From Responding to Homelessness, Drug Use, and Mental Health Issues

Los Angeles proposed the change Tuesday. San Francisco and Albuquerque have already made it.
Emma Ockerman
6.17.20
Black Lives Matter

Feds Are ‘Actively Reviewing’ the Hanging Deaths of 2 Black Men in California

The deaths happened just 10 days and 50 miles apart.
Emma Ockerman
6.16.20
Coronavirus

A GOP Senator and Doctor Wants to Know If the ‘Colored Population’ Gets COVID From Not Washing Their Hands

Republican Sen. Steve Huffman asked the question during a hearing on Tuesday.
Emma Ockerman
6.11.20
Policing

A Judge Said George Floyd’s Name When He Denied Qualified Immunity to 5 Cops

”This has to stop,” the judge said.
Emma Ockerman
6.10.20
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