Police officers shoot an unarmed naked 17-year old Isaiah Lewis in Edmond, Oklahoma on April 29, 2019.
According to the Black Wall Street Times, Kamri Pollock, a white girl claiming to be Isaiah girlfriend, ran to her neighbor house to call 911 on Isaiah because he was allegedly “flipping out on her and she had no idea what was going on.” Isaiah mother, Vicki Lewis, stated that she nor any of her family members have met the young woman claiming to be Isaiah’s girlfriend.
The Edmond police claimed that Lewis was running naked around the neighborhood. They said he tried to break into a house and fought with officers before being shocked with a Taser and shot four times. The officers didn’t have their body cameras on during this shooting.
Police said Lewis girlfriend told them he was on some kind of intoxicant and that he had stripped naked. The autopsy obtained by KOCO 5, reported that Lewis had a small dose of marijuana and allergy medicine in his system before he was fatally shot to death.
The Oklahoma County District Attorney’s David Prater has cleared two Edmond officers of wrongdoing in the deadly shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Isaiah Lewis was a 17 year old, unarmed child when he was fatally shot by Edmond police. He was set to graduate high school the next week.
A young man was killed and at least seven other people, including four teenagers, were injured after gunfire rang out at a graduation party in Philadelphia on Sunday night. Commissioner Richard Ross told reporters at the scene that the party was “likely targeted.”
As of June 15th, 146 people have been the victim of homicides in Philadelphia this year, up 8% percent compared to the same period a year ago.
Commissioner Richard Ross says 90 percent of the homicides this year have been committed with guns.
Philly Police say 8 people were shot during a graduation party in #SouthWestPhilly tonight.
Stephen Urueye worked hard for seven years to save lives only to be failed by a government who has refused to secure the life of its citizens. He was killed yesterday and there are reports of robbery in hostels too on convocation day.
Medical students and doctors from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, are protesting the death of Dr. Stephen Urueye, who was stabbed to death a day after he convocated at the University of Lagos, UNILAG.
Stephen was stabbed multiple times the day after he graduated from Lagos University. Students are demanding more security for themselves to prevent these tragedies from happening.
Gbadebo Jimoh and Malik Adeboye have been arrested and here are their faces. They were paraded by police in association with the murder of Dr. Stephen.
Both suspects were said to have specialised in snatching phones, money and other valuables in the idi-araba area, where the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) is located.
Despite all odds, a young Texas girl born in a prison graduated as one of the top students in her class and will be attending Harvard University in the fall to further her education.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Aurora Castner graduated third in her class from Conroe High School just 18 years after being born inside the Galveston County Jail.
The new graduate began her application essay to the Ivy League school with “I was born in prison,” according to the Chronicle. She got accepted through early action.
When Castner was born, her mother was already incarcerated, and she connected with her mother since the day her father picked her up from jail as an infant and raised her alone.
With the help of the Conroe neighborhood, Castner got to fulfill her dream of attending Harvard and pursuing a career in law.
The staff at her primary school introduced her to a community mentoring program where adult volunteers have lunch with young students at least once a week and offer advice on their needs, aspirations, worries, and future. Castner’s relationship with his student was typical of many that last for years.
Mona Hamby, according to the Chronicle, has been in Castner’s life for a decade. “I was given a paper about her. Her hero was Rosa Parks, her favorite food was Dairy Queen tacos, and she loved to read. “I thought she sounded like a bright little girl,” Hamby told the Chronicle. “I still have that paper.” Hamby, like Castner, was raised without a mother.
“She told me, ‘I’ve been to jail.'” “No, that can’t be right,” she said of the then-8-year-old. “I knew I couldn’t just go to lunch with this kid once a week; she needed more,” Hamby told the Chronicle.
According to the publication, Hamby took Castner to her first haircut at a salon, assisted her in getting glasses, and even took her on a tour of Harvard’s campus in March 2022. “After that trip, I saw her love for the school intensify,” Hamby said.
The adolescent stated that she found value in her life both before and after joining the mentorship program.
“It was a very different environment than I grew up in, and that’s not a bad thing,” Castner told the Chronicle. “Everything Mona taught me was very valuable in the same way that everything I went through before Mona was very valuable.”
In addition to helping the teen receive dental care, other members of the community allowed her to attend summer camp. James Wallace, a professor at Boston University, reportedly provided Castner with Harvard application advice. “He helped me to tell my story in the best way possible,” Castner said.
However, Castner’s dedication to academic rigor was self-driven. She joined the Academy for Health and Science Professions in her high school, which aids in preparing students’ minds for careers in science and mathematics, as she grew up a strong reader at a young age.