Deandra Cooke (pictured left), 18; Lacinda Granado-Overton (pictured center), 25; and Tarica Wright (pictured right), 26, were charged with felony theft by the Aledo, Illinois police department after allegedly stealing toys out of a donation box that had been earmarked for needy children, according toWQAD 8.
Richmond, Calif., Police Chief Chris Magnus gained nationwide attention recently for holding a “BlackLivesMatter” protest sign. (Twitter)
Richmond, Calif., Police Chief Chris Magnus, who gained nationwide attention for holding a sign reading “BlackLivesMatter” at a peaceful protest in his city, came under fire Friday by his department’s rank-and-file for holding the placard while in uniform, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
The incident occurred Tuesday when Magnus and several other police officers, includingDeputy Chief Allwyn Brown, who was also in uniform, attended a demonstration, the report says. #BlackLivesMatter is a protest call that surfaced after grand juries declined to indict White police officers for killing two unarmed Black men,Eric Garner, 43, inNew York CityandMichael Brown, 18, inFerguson, Mo.