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Florida Cops Used Black Mugshots for Target Practice

Fred Barbash, The Washington Post: The North Miami Beach police department was discovered last month to be using mug shots of African Americans for sniper practice at a firing range. NBC News Channel 6 in Miami broke the story afterShow More Summary

Evangelical Pastors Blast Florida Cops Using African-American Mugshots for Sniper Practice With #UseMeInstead Campaign

After the North Miami Beach police department was discovered to have been using mug shots of African Americans for practice at a firing range, several members of clergy from around the world decided to take action and started a movement with their images and the phrase #UseMeInstead.

White Clergy Offer Their Pictures For Target Practice After North Miami Used Blacks

Lutheran clergy in Florida have offered their photos as targets for North Miami Beach police officers after it was discovered that police snipers were practising their marksmanship with mug shots of young black men. In a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #UseMeInstead, the clergy have begun tweeting photos of themselves in clerical collars to substitute [...]

#UseMeInstead, Say Clergy to Police Who Use Photos of Black Men for Target Practice

Rev. Joy M. Gonnerman's photo submission to the North Miami Beach Police Department, to be used for target practice. The North Miami Beach Police Department was forced to stop using the mugshots of black men for target practice after...Show More Summary

Clergy Tells Fla. Police #UseMeInstead in Response to Use of Black Men’s Mug Shots for Target Practice

Members of the clergy have started a new hashtag, #UseMeInstead, imploring police to use their images for target practice after news broke that North Miami Beach’s Police Department was using mug shots of black men, the Washington Post reports.

Clergy respond to cops using photos of black suspects for target practice with powerful #UseMeInstead

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Within days after it was revealed that North Miami Beach police officers were using mugshots of black suspects for target practice, a group of Lutheran pastors were discussing it on a private Facebook page before coming up with a unique plan. Offering photos of themselves for police to shoot at....

Florida town officially bans police use of real mugshots for target practice, but questions remain

When Army Sargeant Valerie Deant showed up at North Miami Beach gun range for target practice, she couldn't believe her eyes. A Miami police department sniper team was using photos of her brother and other men as target practice. Her...Show More Summary

Thousands of fiery red crabs wash ashore in Newport Beach

Drawn north by warm ocean waters, thousands of candy-red crabs rarely seen in coastal Southern California have washed ashore in Newport Beach.

Rush announce 2015 tour (MSG & Prudential Center included)

photo: Rush at Jones Beach in 2013 (more by Greg Cristman) Prog legends Rush celebrate 40 years as a band this year with a massive 34-city North American arena tour kicking off in May and running through August. The tour...

Fla. city bans mug shots in police target practice

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

Following uproar, North Miami Beach police will no longer use mug shots at the firing range

Jack Nicklaus Turns 75

Jack Nicklaus in his North Palm Beach office in May 2013. JACK NICKLAUS WAS BORN ON THIS day in 1940 in Upper Arlington, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. He took up golf in earnest at age 10, putting in long hours at Scioto Country Club, where Bobby Jones won the 1926 U.S. Show More Summary

Outrage over mug shots at cops' firing range

last weekNews / Crime : Crimesider

Police in North Miami Beach suspend sniper training over images of black men used for target practice

Blasting Away Black Faces and Lives

North Miami Beach Police Department proves structural racism is most definitely a thing. The post Blasting Away Black Faces and Lives appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Cop Saves Drowning Man

Damn, that water is cold! A 21-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department kept a 58-year-old man from becoming submerged in icy Lake Michigan waters off Oak Street Beach on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.Near North District Officer Wadell Hardy was among the first on the scene about 1 p.m. Show More Summary

Florida Police Caught Using Real Photos of Black Men as Target Practice

last weekNews : Truthdig

Shutterstock You’ll never guess how the North Miami Beach Police got found out using mug shots of black suspects to practice their shooting. Sgt. Valerie Deant, a soldier who used the shooting range last month after the cops’ training...Show More Summary

Sharks attack dolphins off Australian coast, beaches closed

A school of white sharks which have forced the closure of beaches north of Sydney for eight days launched a horrifying attack on dolphins.

Fla. Police Department Used Black Mug Shots For Target Practice

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The practice was discovered when a National Guard sergeant found that one of the mug shots was her brother's. The North Miami Beach police chief says pictures of whites and Hispanics are also used.

Police Department Using Photos of Black Men for Target Practice Insists It’s Not Racist

The North Miami Beach Police Department was caught using the mugshots of black people for target practice at a shooting range, but the North Miami Beach Police Department would like you to know that this has nothing to do with race.Show More Summary

Shark spotted off Australian coast is 'biggest' ever seen

Several large sharks, including the "biggest" ever spotted off the Australian coast have forced the closure of beaches north of Sydney.

Florida Cops Caught Using Black Men's Mug Shots for Target Practice

In this week's episode of Florida Being Florida, North Miami Beach police were caught using mug shots of black men for sniper practice at a gun range in December. Read more...

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