Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter activists occupied the sidewalk in front of the South Bend County-City building for 24 hours over the weekend. They continue to demand the firing of the police chief more than a month after the fatal police shooting of Eric Logan.

Black Lives Matter Groups Protest In South Bend

Jul 15, 2019

Black Lives Matter protesters demonstrated in South Bend over the weekend to talk about their experiences with police brutality. They also issued a list of eight demands directed at Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other city officials. 

The Senate Local Government Committee will wait to vote on a bill that would require law enforcement to clear protesters from roadways by “any means necessary.”

The proposal raised alarm with lawmakers and members of the public Wednesday at its first hearing.

The bill, from state Sen. James Tomes (R-Wadesville), would require a mayor or other public official to dispatch all available law enforcement within 15 minutes of a report of a mass traffic obstruction.

Hundreds Join Indy Black Lives Matter Protest

Jul 11, 2016
Michelle Johnson

Organizers of a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday in Indianapolis called on white allies to stand with them in the fight for justice and police reforms.

The protest at the Statehouse was one of dozens around the nation after a week that included police killings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana, and a sniper attack that killed five white officers at a Black Lives Matter march in Dallas, Texas.

Since it began three years ago, after the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin three years ago, white people have joined the movement in increasing numbers.