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Police Racism

Be Wary Of Studies That Deny Racial Bias In Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Charles Kinsey. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. Delrawn Small. Michael Brown. Conflicting narratives emerged in the aftermath of these cases of una...

Volatile America

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

When people are armed and outraged, the world so easily collapses into us vs. them. All complexity vanishes. People's life purpose clarifies into a simplistic certainty: Kill the enemy. Indeed, sacrifice your life to do so, if necessary.

Baton Rouge’s Mayor Seems Convinced His Cops Aren’t Racist

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices

Does the Baton Rouge Police Department have a problem with racial profiling? Depends whom you ask. If you ask Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, as reporte...

Police Misconduct, African-American Misconduct, Muslim Misconduct: Call for Action

George Peknik | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
George Peknik

We live at an unsettling time when elements (the five percent) of three separate groups are devastating our country. It is up to members of each tribe to take immediate action to stop three historic trends that will only get worse and that will lead to the fulfillment of the Dallas prophecy "The End is Coming."

Police Union Official Calls Out 'Snitch' Cops, Shows Why Accountability Fails

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.13.2016 | Politics

The cloud of scrutiny darkened over the San Francisco Police Department this week, following the chief's admission that a veteran officer had drawn co...

WATCH: Inside The Effects Of Predictive Policing

Fusion | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 03.28.2016 | World

There’s a new kind of software that claims to help law enforcement agencies reduce crime, by using algorithms to predict where crimes will happen an...

Pursuing Justice for My Son, Another Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police

Derrick Ambrose, Sr. | Posted 03.23.2016 | Politics
Derrick Ambrose, Sr.

When a Waterloo police officer shot my unarmed 22-year-old son Derrick in the back of the head and killed him in 2012, city officials knew just how to push the incident through the criminal justice system.

Police Chief Shocks City: 'N*****s Gotta Learn How To Read'

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.30.2015 | Black Voices

A new police chief in the city of Farrell, Pennsylvania has come under fire for sending an offensive email that included racial slurs. The newly appoi...

Do Black Students' Lives Matter in Portland?

Elliott Young | Posted 11.19.2015 | College
Elliott Young

Racist threats and student protest hit Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon campus this week amidst a national wave of student activism from Occidental to Amherst, Mizzou to Princeton.

'The Daily Show' Attempts To Find Out If All Cops Are Racist

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.01.2015 | Comedy

Trevor Noah's "Daily Show" is in full swing, and it's not shying away from the heavy. On Wednesday night, correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Jordan Klepp...

Woman Says She Endured 8 Days In Psych Ward Because Cops Didn't Believe BMW Was Hers

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.22.2015 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Kamilah Brock says the New York City police sent her to a mental hospital for a hellish eight days, where she was forcefully injected with...

Police Chief Accused Of Comparing Black People To Monkeys

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.09.2015 | Black Voices

A police chief in Oregon thinks black people are animals. That's what two of former Clatskanie Police Chief Marvin Hoover's own officers claim in a co...

Sandra Bland Marijuana Smear Is Another Cheap Trick of Racist Drug War

Sharda Sekaran | Posted 07.24.2016 | Politics
Sharda Sekaran

Sandra Bland's death is a horrific display of how vulnerable black people in this country are at the hands of law enforcement, and how indelicately black lives are publicly scrutinized for character flaws when that vulnerability results in death.

Swimming Pools

Michael W. Waters | Posted 06.08.2016 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

The American Civil Rights Movement unfolded over many decades and upon multiple planes. Most commonly, however, the planes of struggle considered are public schools, lunch counters, and buses. Yet, one of the most significant planes upon which this critical history unfolded were places of recreation: beaches and swimming pools.

Nick Wing

Kentucky Sheriff On Suspect Shot By Deputy: 'We Are Glad That He Is White'

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

Police in Bardstown, Kentucky, shot a man named John Kennedy Fenwick on Sunday, following a long and destructive car chase that ended when a sheriff's...

Janie Velencia

Millennials Divided By Race When It Comes To Trusting The Justice System

HuffingtonPost.com | Janie Velencia | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

Young Americans are evenly divided on whether they believe the U.S. justice system is fair and unbiased, with white millennials expressing far more tr...

'My ISIS Is the Police': Race and Guns in Nebraska

David Moshman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
David Moshman

State senator Ernie Chambers was first elected to Nebraska's unicameral legislature in 1970. Representing a largely African American neighborhood of Omaha in a largely white legislature, he often says what others don't want to hear.

Don't Feed the Race Trolls

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

If you've spent any time online you've seen them. They barge into every discussion about racial issues like belligerent drunks in a bar, arrogance emanating from them like a stench, armed with statistics "proving" that Blacks are the most violent ethnic group on earth.

Florida Cops: 'We Are Coming To Drink All Your Beer And Kill N-----s'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.23.2015 | Crime

Four Florida cops lost their jobs Friday after racist texts and an "inexcusable" video surfaced, their chief said. A five-month internal investigat...

"F*ck the Police" = Let the System Off the Hook

Michael Goldstein | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Michael Goldstein

The police we can taunt on the street are not the real problem. Their management, beholden to that fraction of "the one percent" which actually wields political power, is, as is the system they are a part of.

Let's End the Anti-Black Police State

Charlene A. Carruthers | Posted 04.05.2015 | Black Voices
Charlene A. Carruthers

Where we go from here requires us to see that the systems that fund tear gas in Ferguson, MO, the police officers gun in Cleveland, OH, the tanks in occupied Palestine and the detention centers in Arizona are all connected.

Stop Slandering 'Black Lives Matter'

William Lynch III | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
William Lynch III

The news media has been hard at work tracking down the handful of protesters and others who did or even wrote something violent in order to stereotype the entire Black Lives Matter movement as violent. And when there isn't something, the news media has resorted to doctoring footage.

Locked Behind Prejudice: Questions from a (Hopeful) Ally

Max Dorfman | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics
Max Dorfman

One observation may be subjective -- often it's not completely -- but when millions speak, it's a greater truth, one no one can reasonably deny. No one wants to be treated poorly. We are all Americans. And more importantly, we are all human beings.

Being A Cop In St. Louis Showed This Man How Racist The Police Really Are

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.10.2014 | Black Voices

For Redditt Hudson, the reason behind the calamity in Ferguson, Missouri and the surrounding area is nothing new. Hudson — who served for five years...

Amanda Terkel

Rudy Giuliani Says White Cops Needed To Stop Black People From Shooting Each Other

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) on Sunday criticized what he described as lopsided coverage of the situation in Ferguson, M...