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Police Excessive Force

Sandra Bland's Death is a Mystery

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 07.20.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

Sandra Bland could've been any of us. Sadly, her name is being added to a growing list of blacks dying before their time, and the destruction of black lives must come to an end.

Ohio Appeals Court Stops Prosecution Of Cops In Black Suburb

AP | Posted 07.09.2015 | Black Voices

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio appeals court has stopped authorities in a predominantly black suburb from prosecuting five white Cleveland police supervis...

Cleveland Reaches Deal With Justice Department On Illegal Policing

AP | ERIC TUCKER | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights...

Without Sanctuary?: On Lynching in the 21st Century

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

As we wrestle with two Grand Jury decisions not to indict police officers for murder, I am reminded of anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells. Wells, an African American journalist who often sent detectives to investigate individual lynchings and published their reports.

The Other Capital Punishment

Jerome Karabel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

If traditional capital punishment has declined, another kind of capital punishment continues unabated. This other form of capital punishment, far more common than the traditional kind, involves the killing of Americans by the police without benefit of charges, trial, jury, or the right to appeal.

Lydia O'Connor

Campus Police Officer Faces Termination For Refusing To Use Stun Gun On Student | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.10.2014 | College

Amid national outrage over brutal behavior by police officers, a university police officer in California received notice of termination last week beca...

We Have a Dream: Improve Transparency and Accountability at the NYPD

Chris Bilal | Posted 01.18.2015 | Black Voices
Chris Bilal

We are asking courageous New York City Council members to exercise their oversight power by passing the Right to Know Act, which would strengthen police accountability and transparency by requiring officers who stop us to identify themselves.

Cell Phone Video Captures Police Smashing Window, Using Stun Gun During Traffic Stop

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime

A northwest Indiana police department is facing a federal lawsuit after a family claimed an officer used excessive force on them during a dramatic tra...

At Least 5 Ferguson Officers Have Been Named In Excessive Force Lawsuits

The Washington Post | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

Federal investigators are focused on one Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager, but at least five other police offi...

Excessive Force

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

Only by participating in the political process, building trust and cooperation with people unlike us, and using our smartphone cameras to expose official misconduct can we make America -- to borrow Dr. King's words -- be true to what we said on paper.

Woman Sues For Alleged Police Brutality (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

A Chicago woman arrested for a DUI was seriously injured after allegedly being shoved by a police officer headfirst into a jail cell bench. Cassan...

Questions Persist In Death Of 95-Year-Old Veteran Tased By Police

Posted 09.23.2013 | Chicago

Almost two months have passed since a 95-year-old man was fatally tased and shot with a bean bag gun by a police officer in a Chicago-area assisted-li...

Couple Goes From Being Homeless To Millionaires

Posted 08.16.2013 | Los Angeles

An LA couple has gone from being homeless to being millionaires, after the man and woman, who were innocent, were shot over 15 times by LA sheriff's d...

Jason Cherkis

Does Oakland's Police Chief Think Occupy Activists Are Anarchists? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.21.2011 | San Francisco

WASHINGTON -- Last week, civil rights attorneys in Oakland filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and a civil suit against the Oakland Polic...

Judge Threatens Denver With Daily Fines In Police Brutality Suit

Posted 11.14.2011 | Denver

U.S District Judge John Kane has criticized the city of Denver for dragging its feet in turning over documents in an ongoing lawsuit related to Denver...