WTF Are they Thinking: Florida Police use dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone

LARGO, Fla. — Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of an investigation.

Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after, authorities say, he tried to drive away before an officer could search him. Continue reading “WTF Are they Thinking: Florida Police use dead man’s finger to try to unlock his cellphone”

Black women lead list to replace controversial statue in Pittsburgh

They include an abolitionist, suffragette, newspaper editor, entrepreneur, educator, police officer and several musicians — and all are Black women.

They’re among a growing list of nominees suggested as subjects for a monument to honor African-American women in Pittsburgh that will replace a landmark statue of songwriter Stephen Foster that’s sparked controversy for years. Continue reading “Black women lead list to replace controversial statue in Pittsburgh”