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Video Shows Cops Brutally Beating Unarmed Black Man In Michigan

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 03.26.2015 | Black Voices

The violent arrest of an African-American motorist by two white police officers in Inkster, Michigan, was caught on video and shows police brutally be...

NYC Settles Lawsuit For $75,000 Over 2013 Police Chokehold

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 01.20.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — The city of New York has agreed to pay a Brooklyn man $75,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming he was choked and unable to breathe durin...

Christopher Mathias

NYPD Commissioner Calls Chokehold Bill ‘Totally Unnecessary'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton voiced full-throated opposition Thursday to a City Council bill that would criminalize t...

'I Can't Breathe': Eric Garner's Last Words Symbolize Our Predicament

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

"I can't breathe" speaks from the grave and describes the circumstances faced by many who are being choked by a system that treats different races and classes of people unequally.

For Spike Lee, D.C. Protest Amounts to 'Do the Right Thing'

Dominic Carter | Posted 02.16.2015 | Black Voices
Dominic Carter

I have interviewed Spike many times over the years on TV, but on this day he was among the thousands of protesters in the nation's capital.

Eric Garner's Daughter Staged A 'Die-In' At The Same Spot Where Her Father Died

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

Erica Garner organized and led a protest in Staten Island on Thursday in memory of her father Eric Garner, a 43-year-old black man who died in July af...

The Chokehold Is Still Alive and Well Courtesy of the Supreme Court

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The double tragedy in the Garner slaying was, of course, his senseless death but also that his death does not alter the fact that the chokehold still remains on the official books as a weapon that police officers can use. For that, thank the U.S. Supreme Court.

'Hands Up, Don't Shoot!' and 'I Can't Breathe!'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.07.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Can we as a society cut through the vail and begin to know and understand those different from ourselves, to have the ability to walk in the shoes of another, to break down these "us" versus "them" notions that separate?

Chokehold Case Stirs Debate On Special Prosecutors

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.07.2015 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — After a police officer wasn't indicted in a fatal chokehold caught on video, some officials are reviving calls to entrust such cases...

Here Is A Look At Police Killings Cited By Protesters

AP | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices

Several recent killings of black men or boys by police officers across the nation and grand juries' decisions not to indict some of the officers have ...

Thousands Of Protesters To March Against NY Chokehold Death

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 10.23.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Police reported no arrests as thousands of people demonstrated peacefully in protest against the chokehold death of an unarmed black...

Pregnant Woman Allegedly Put In Chokehold By NYPD

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.30.2014 | Crime

A New York City police officer allegedly placed a 27-year-old pregnant woman in a chokehold Saturday after she was accused of illegally grilling in E...

Preachers Blast NYPD At Funeral Of Father Killed In Chokehold

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2014 | Religion

Preacher after preacher stepped up to the pulpit at a sweltering Brooklyn church on Wednesday to express fury at the city’s police force during the ...

New Videos Show Another Alleged NYPD Chokehold

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

Several videos posted online appear to show a New York City police officer using a chokehold on a suspected farebeater in an incident that took place ...