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Oliver Conviction Proves Cops Who Murder Can be Convicted — And Should be

*If former Balch Springs, Texas police officer Roy Oliver was stunned when he was found guilty of murder in the slaying of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, there was good reason. He was the rarest of rare breeds. That is a cop who wantonly kills an unarmed civilian and then is prosecuted, let alone convicted. The grim […]

Roy Oliver: Yet Another Cop Trial, but Will There Be a Conviction this Time?

*These are the known facts in the slaying of fifteen-year old Jordan Edwards by former Balch Springs, Texas police officer, Roy Oliver. He had no criminal record. He was unarmed. He posed no threat to the officer. The facts were straightforward enough that Dallas County District Attorney, Faith Johnson, wasted no time in filing murder […]

Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting of Black Teen Jordan Edwards Has Been Fired

*The Balch Springs, Texas police officer who authorities said shot into a car Saturday, killing 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, was fired Tuesday. The Police Department said Sunday that the officer, Roy Oliver, fired on a car carrying Edwards, a freshman at Mesquite High School in nearby Mesquite, Tex., because the car was reversing down a street […]