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Loretta Lynch Is Qualified, But Will The Skeptics Derail Her?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

Loretta Lynch endured her attorney general confirmation hearing on Wednesday, fielding questions from Senate Republicans about immigration, marijuana ...

Darren Wilson Wasn't the First: A Short History of Killer Cops Let Off the Hook

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 01.25.2015 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

As the history of the battle against racist police violence so pointedly teaches, the public outcry and agitation must continue not only in Ferguson but across the nation.

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

Bring Back Bratton

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.27.2013 | New York
Reese Schonfeld

Bill Bratton used to be New York City's Police Commissioner. Before that he was the best police commissioner that Boston ever had, and after that he became the best police commissioner that Los Angeles has ever had.

Marijuana, Sodomy and the Blue Wall of Silence

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norm Stamper

Three NYPD officers were acquitted today in a case reminiscent of the sexual assault of Abner Louima, who was sodomized with a broomstick by an officer in a Brooklyn precinct station in 1997.

'Anal Assault' Officers Acquitted: Officers Richard Kern, Andrew Morales, Alex Cruz Found Not Guilty Of Sodomizing Michael Mineo

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City police officer accused of sodomizing a drug suspect in a subway station was acquitted Monday after defense attorneys ...

Sex, Lies and Michael Mineo

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Three cops are now on trial in Brooklyn State Supreme Court on the explosive claim of Michael Mineo, a 25-year-old admitted Crips gang member.

Deadly Consequences of Being Black?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Henry Adams

If New York's police force includes so many deadly marksmen, couldn't uncharged suspects merely be stopped without being killed? For pointing out an...

Police Brutality: Deal With It

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

As a rookie cop, why did I abuse the very people I'd been hired to serve? Law enforcement, for the most part, doesn't pick bad apples. It makes them, and not through academy training.