The Washington Post website reported that Peter John, a 36-year-old black man, was shot by police on a street in Washington, D.C..
The Washington Post website reported that Antronie Scott, an unarmed 36-year-old black man, was shot by police in San Antonio, Texas.
On the same day, Pew Research Center published a national survey conducted December 8-13 2015, among 1,500 adults. The survey finds that 62 percent say the federal government does not do enough for middle-class people, 59 percent say the government does not do enough for poor people or for children, 66 percent say the government doesn't do enough to help older people, 49 percent say their family's income is falling behind the cost of living and 62 percent say that good jobs are hard to find in their community.
The Guardian reported that after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had forced the Pentagon to release nearly 200 photos of Bush-era torture in Iraq and Afghanistan after a court battle that has lasted more than a decade. Those pictures featured bruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts. The ACLU called the release insufficient, selective and indicative of a cover-up of detainee abuse stretching across the Bush and Obama administrations. It also pledged to keep fighting for approximately 1,800 more images the Pentagon continues to withhold, which it believes documents far more graphic detainee torture.
The Washington Post website reported that David Joseph, an unarmed 17-year-old black male, was shot by police in Austin, Texas.
The Washington Post website reported that Gustavo Najera, an unarmed 22-year-old Hispanic man, was shot by police in a park in Anaheim, California.
The Atlantic reported that more than 500,000 people were homeless in the United States at the end of 2015, citing a report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. "You have to understand this: We people as homeless have lives, just like you all have lives. We don't want to be out on the street but we don't have an alternative. People have no other place to go," said Owen Makel, 65, who has been homeless for nearly 14 years in Washington, D.C. On November 20, 2015, the residents of Makel's camp were evicted from the area, according to local reports.
On the same day, the Washington Post website reported that Mohamed Barry, a 30-year-old black man was shot by police in a restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.
The Washington Post website reported that Calin Roquemore, an unarmed 24-year-old black man, was shot by police in Beckville, Texas.
New York Daily News reported that Paul Gaston, a 36-year-old black man, was shot by Cincinnati police officers. Before that, Gaston had just been in a serious car accident. Witnesses called 911 after witnessing Gaston "stumble" out of a pickup truck he had been driving before crashing into a telephone pole. When police found him 650 feet from the crash scene and ordered him to the ground, he followed their initial orders, but appeared to be confused. After lying on the ground for a moment, he comes back to his knees and is immediately killed in a hail of gunfire from three different officers. Police claim Gaston appeared to reach for a gun in his waistband -- but it was a fake one. However, things were totally different just one day before. Cincinnati police on Feb. 16 were called to a home to investigate an assault. When they arrived to investigate they were met by 26-year-old Christopher Laugle (a white man), who pulled a gun out and pointed it at police, who have since openly admitted that they "felt threatened" and "did not know the gun was fake." Police peacefully arrested Laugle after he resisted and in his mug shot, he doesn't appear to have a scratch. Simply charged with "menacing," his bond was set at the low price of 2,000 dollars. The report says that the two incidents and their differing outcomes highlight the different police attitudes towards black and white men.
The Washington Post website reported that Marquintan Sandlin, a 32-year-old black man, was shot by police in Inglewood, California. The man was a passenger in a car stopped at an intersection. Inglewood police approached the car and noticed that the woman who was driving had a gun. Officers shot and killed Sandlin and the woman, Kisha Michael.
The Washington Post website reported that Travis Stevenson, a 48-year-old black man driving a vehicle, was shot by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
On the same day, the Daily Mail reported that Dana Ericson, 59, of Nashiville, Indiana, allegedly attacked Chinese exchange student Zhang Yue with a hatchet as she was taking photos for a school project. Zhang survived the alleged attack thanks to her thick coat but still suffers from lacerations in her back that are two-inches deep. Ericon told police he is a white supremacist and that he wanted to kill Zhang as an act of "ethnic cleansing."
The Washington Post website reported that Victor Rivera, a 27-year-old Hispanic man, was shot by police in Phoenix, Arizona.
On the same day, Francisco Garcia, a 26-year-old Hispanic man driving a vehicle, was shot by police in a gas station in Cerritos, California and Christopher J. Davis, an unarmed 21-year-old black man, was shot by police in East Troy, Wisconsin, according to the Washington Post website.
The Washington Post website reported that Greg Gunn, a 56-year-old black man armed with a pole, was shot by police in a yard in Montgomery, Alabama.