Mayborn School of Journalism

With settlements come cynicism, judgment of families
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Fri, May 27, 2016 - 8:44am

By Meredith Clark 

In late April, Cleveland announced a $6 millionsettlement with Tamir Rice’s family nearly 18 months after the 12-year-old boy was shot and killed by officer Timothy Loehmann as the child played with a toy gun at a park near his home.

One man characterized the settlement as an investment opportunity.

“We can only hope the Rice family and their attorneys will use a portion of this settlement to help educate the youth of Cleveland in the dangers associated with...

First exhibition of photographs by Fort Worth photographer Jeremy Enlow opens at PDNB
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Sat, Dec 5, 2015 - 9:00am

PDNB Gallery, in the Dallas Design District, presents the first exhibition of photographs by Fort Worth photographer, Jeremy Enlow, from his inaugural book, Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch. With a decision looming on the inevitable sale of the legendary 510,572-acre Waggoner Ranch in Northwest Texas, this young Texas photographer was given exclusive access to the Cow Camp operation behind the prestigious reversed triple D brand of the Waggoner Ranch, the largest ranch in the United States under one contiguous fence. The result is his new book, Cowboys of the Waggoner Ranch...

South Carolina officer shoots unarmed white teen during pot bust
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Mon, Aug 10, 2015 - 5:00am

SENECA, S.C. – Nineteen-year-old Zachary Hammond was on a date July 26 when he was fatally shot by a police officer while in parking lot at a Hardee’s fast-food restaurant in Seneca, South Carolina, according to Eric Bland, the attorney representing the teen’s family.

The Seneca Police Department said the officer was conducting a drug investigation and shot Hammond in self-defense.

“He was a uniformed officer, he was in a marked vehicle, was out of his vehicle on foot approaching the suspect vehicle — weapon drawn given it was a narcotics-type violation,” Seneca Police Chief John Covington said to CNN affiliate WHNS...

South Carolina officer shoots unarmed white teen during pot bust
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Fri, Aug 7, 2015 - 7:00am

You think you've heard this story before. A young, unarmed man is gunned down by police, black activists are outraged -- the only difference with this scenario is that the young man is not black, he's white.

Nineteen-year-old Zachary Hammond was on a date July 26 when he was fatally shot twice by a police officer while at the back parking lot of a Hardee's fast food restaurant in Seneca, a city 40 miles from Greenville, near the North Carolina border, according to Eric Bland, the attorney representing the teen's family.

The Seneca...

Why unarmed teen killed by police hasn't led to national protests
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Thu, Aug 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Zachary Hammond was on a first date with a girl on July 26 in Seneca, S.C., when they stopped at a Hardee’s parking lot in his car. Police said they suspected the girl of selling marijuana and set up a sting operation to try and catch her in the act.

When confronted with law enforcement, Mr. Hammond attempted to flee and a police officer shot him twice. In the end, Hammond had been killed and his companion was charged with a minor drug possession. 

The death of Hammond, who was 19, bears some strikingly similarities to the death of Samuel DuBose, a Cincinnati man who was shot by a police officer on July 19...