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Charges Dropped Against Black Mom And Daughter Who Were Violently Arrested

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.26.2017 | Black Voices

The Fort Worth Police Department announced Thursday that it will be dropping all charges against a mother and daughter whose forceful arrests last mon...

Mannequin Challenge Shootout Leads To Gun And Drug Charges

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.07.2016 | Crime

Video of a mannequin challenge that was designed to look like a shooting led Alabama authorities to raid a Huntsville home on Tuesday, leading to two ...

Can Empathy Improve Policing?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.31.2016 | Crime
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie Overall crime rates are down in the United States. But looking at the news, it's hard to not despair. Police killings of unarmed black...

Not More Marijuana Arrests, But More Investment In Communities Of Color

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 08.02.2016 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The vast sums they spend on enforcement must be invested in rebuilding communities of color, and that entails the participation by stakeholders in those communities in spotlighting and monitoring programs where and how the funds should be spent. The message: Not more arrests for pot, but more invest!

No, Bernie Sanders' Rallies Are Not As Violent As Trump's

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump held two rallies in Arizona last Saturday. Police arrested five people, two of them for assault. Th...

Here's How Often People Are Hurt And Arrested At Trump Rallies

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has denied that people are hurt at his campaign rallies and said he doesn't condone violence. But ar...

Violence and Arrests At Trump Rallies Are Way More Common Than You May Think

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 50 people, mostly protesters, have been charged in connection with GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump's campaign ralli...

What Led Actor Nicholas Brendon To Walk Off Dr. Phil's Show

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Nicholas Brendon, best known for his role as “Xander Harris” on the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and most recently for his role as “Kevin Lynch”...

Why Aren't We Talking About What This Study Discovered About NFL Violence?

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 09.01.2015 | Sports

A study recently published online in the Journal of Criminal Justice is being touted as proof that NFL players on the whole are better behaved than th...

'Everybody' Arrested In Ferguson Last August Is Being Charged, Lawyers Say

The Huffington Post | Mariah Stewart | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- A year ago, after 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, police responded to even peaceful daytim...

Snoop Dogg Claims Swedish Police Racially-Profiled Him

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.27.2015 | Black Voices

Rapper Snoop Dogg performed in Sweden on Saturday before he was pulled over by the police in Uppsala on suspicion of being under the influence of ille...

Datone Jones Bought Some Marijuana Just Hours After NFC Championship Loss

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports

Just seven hours after the Green Bay Packers lost a heartbreaker to the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game on Jan. 18, defensive end Datone...

Slavery, Curfews, Property, and Marriage

Buster Ross | Posted 05.01.2016 | Politics
Buster Ross

Being out past curfew was against the law for slaves in the colonies. Should slaves have respected the law and brought about change through legal means?

Mariah Stewart

Protesters Arrested At Demonstrations After 6-Month Vigil For Michael Brown | Mariah Stewart | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. -- Six months after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, the tensions between police and ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson Residents Explain How The Screwed Up St. Louis County Courts Target Minorities | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

FERGUSON, Mo. - The concept of "driving while black" has been part of the public consciousness for years, but for those who have never experienced thi...

Police Arrest 6 Protesters In St. Louis

Reuters | Scott Malone | Posted 11.20.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo., Nov 20 (Reuters) - Police arrested about six people overnight after they tried to block a street in a protest calling for a grand jury ...

For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

School officials defend their quick resort to call in the school or city police with the claim that black students do commit more serious offenses than other students. There's nothing to support this.

12 Unbelievable Things People Have Actually Been Arrested And Thrown In Jail For

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.04.2014 | Crime

Some of the below situations might seem funny or trivial, but arrests rarely are.

The Changing, Militarized Face of Policing Shatters Public Trust and Confidence

Gary Pieters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Black Voices
Gary Pieters

I am still trying to deconstruct why the Ferguson community's outpouring of grief, loss and anger was met with such an impersonal, aggressive and unrelenting show of militarized police use of force uncharacteristic of peacetime policing.

Man Says He's Been Stopped 200 Times By Cops

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.12.2014 | Crime

Bad press hasn't killed stop-and-frisk. The accusations of racial profiling behind stop-and-frisk laws are exemplified by this Florida man who has ...

George Lopez: 'I Haven't Had A Drop Of Alcohol' Since My Arrest

Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.26.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

George Lopez exhibited an impressive amount of self-awareness when discussing his relationship with alcohol in an interview Tuesday with HuffPost Live...

Bronx Schools Reduce Policing and Suspensions With Support From Parents

Dinu Ahmed | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Dinu Ahmed

On Saturday, November 16th, members of the Bronx School Justice coalition held a public report back on a year's worth of work to reduce punitive disciplinary measures in Bronx public schools.

St. Louis Jails The Wrong People. Public Officials Shrug.

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Attention-grabbing lede to this remarkable story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Shannon Renee McNeal was torn from her screaming children by p...

Pussy Riot, Putin and Pole Vaulting

Sandi Bachom | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics
Sandi Bachom

On February 21, 2012, Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk rock band, festooned in primary colored ski masks called, 'balaclavas' stormed the securit...

Police Threaten To Arrest Protest Observers At State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin police began threatening to arrest visitors observing "Solidarity Singalong" protests at the state capitol this week, in the latest controve...