Emma Ockerman

Child Abuse

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

Emma Ockerman
a day 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
Coronavirus

Protesters With Plastic Pitchforks Just Showed Up to Billionaires’ Mansions in the Hamptons

If some of the nation’s wealthiest were planning on a quiet, leisurely retreat to their Hamptons estates ahead of the July Fourth weekend, they’re off to a bad start.
Emma Ockerman
7.1.20
8:46 News

Cities Are Realizing It’s Time to Stop Calling the Police on Homeless People

“I’m constantly wasting time having to worry any time I see police officers drive by, or they stop at the park and see me,” said one homeless man in LA.
Emma Ockerman
7.1.20
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
Policing

Millions Are Demanding Justice for Elijah McClain, Who Died After Cops Put Him in a Chokehold Last Year

The three officers involved in the arrest were never charged.
Emma Ockerman
6.24.20
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’ 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
6.17.20
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
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