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DA Won't File Charges In Death Of Handcuffed Man Shot In Cop Car

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 02.08.2016 | Crime

The father of a 22-year-old Louisiana man who authorities claim fatally shot himself while handcuffed in a patrol car is angry that the distri...

Cops Kill Man With Asperger's After Being Asked To Check On Him

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.06.2016 | Crime

Police shot dead an Arizona man with Asperger’s after being called to his home to check on his wellbeing. Kayden Clarke, 24, gained online fame...

Panel Says LAPD Killing Of Homeless Man Was OK. Just Trust Them.

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- When police killed Charly Keunang, a homeless man, last March, it sparked protests and ignited another round of debate about the Los A...

White Privilege: The Reason I Can Be Angered by Police Violence Instead of Terrified

Benjamin Powers | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics
Benjamin Powers

I can be scared at the idea of a racist system that perpetuates violence against minority communities, but I cannot be scared of the very real consequences of this system on a personal level. I am not the one that will be harassed, beaten or shot.

Cleveland Fires 6 Officers Involved In Deadly 2012 Police Chase

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.26.2016 | Crime

Cleveland officials said Tuesday they're firing six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed ...

Family Of Samuel DuBose Reach Settlement Of $5.3M

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.19.2016 | Black Voices

The family of Samuel DuBose, a 43-year-old black man who was shot and killed by a University of Cincinnati (UC) police officer on July 19, reache...

New Video Finally Shows 2013 Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Chicago Teen

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.14.2016 | Black Voices

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New Video Shows Alabama Cops Fatally Shooting Unarmed Black Man

BuzzFeed | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.12.2016 | Black Voices

BuzzFeed News has obtained video footage of two police officers in Alabama fatally shooting an unarmed black man, 26-year-old Cameron Massey, in the p...

Video That Appeared To Show Cop Shooting Handcuffed Man Discounted (UPDATE)

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

Authorities say a new video released Tuesday flies in the face of cellphone footage that appeared to show a Utah police officer fatally shooting a han...

Evidence In Fatal Police Shooting Was 'Intentionally' Hid: Judge

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 01.05.2016 | Crime

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Let's Stop Calling Tamir Rice's Death a 'Tragedy'

Hollis Phelps | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Hollis Phelps

Tamir Rice's death wasn't a "tragedy." Nor was Michael Brown's, Eric Garner's, Trayvon Martin's, and the countless others'. Their deaths are all perfectly explicable as the product of a racialized criminal justice system prone to use excessive force. That means their deaths were also all unnecessary and avoidable.

2015 Year in Review: What We Can Learn From Prejudice in an Era of Globalization

Jeff Singh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Jeff Singh

The world is becoming more and more globalized with multiple cultures crossing paths like never before. That trend is not going anywhere, it is on the rise. How we relate with each other and how we raise each other in this globalized world is the question

What's in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don't Want

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What remains to be seen is whether 2016 will bring more of the same or whether "we the people" will wake up from our somnambulant states.

14 Times Cops Walked In 2015 After Shooting People To Death

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Ohio grand jury on Monday decided not to indict Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, the Cleveland police officers involved i...

The Big Problem With The FBI's Tracking Of Fatal Shootings By Police

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

According to a comprehensive report from The Washington Post, nearly 1,000 Americans were shot and killed by police in 2015. That startling nu...

No One Was Indicted In The Tamir Rice Case. That Was The Plan All Along.

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics

For the first time since Tamir Rice was shot and killed by the Cleveland police last year, the prosecutor in the case ran from the press. After announ...

Why Tone Policing Protests Isn't Helping America

Rini Sampath | Posted 12.28.2015 | Politics
Rini Sampath

When America is more outraged by the protesters who stop traffic than by the deaths of unarmed black men and women, we've got a bigger problem on our hands.

Police Fatally Shoot Nearly 1,000 Civilians In 2015

The Washington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.27.2015 | Crime

Nearly a thousand times this year, an American police officer has shot and killed a civilian....

Chicago Cop Shoots Dead Teen, 55-Year-Old Woman

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.27.2015 | Crime

A Chicago officer responding to a domestic disturbance call fatally shot a teenager being treated for a mental illness, along with a 55-year-old ...

Black Lives Matter Protest Moves From Mall Of America To Airport

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.23.2015 | Black Voices

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Police Fight Release Of Another Video Of Cop Fatally Shooting Unarmed Man

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (CN) - A federal judge made a swift decision on Wednesday to unseal surveillance video footage of the shooting death of an unarmed mentally...

NYPD Cop Involved In Fatally Shooting Unarmed Immigrant 41 Times Gets Promotion

NYDN | Kelly Chen | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

The lone active officer among the four cops who killed unarmed immigrant Amadou Diallo in a 41-shot Bronx fusillade is getting an NYPD promotion. Kenn...

Supreme Court Won't Touch $5.7 Million Jury Award Against Two Cops Who Left Man Paralyzed

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the city of Los Angeles and two policemen on Monday, leaving in place a $5.7 million judgment a jury awa...

Black Man Fatally Shot By Cops Never Raised Knife, Lawyer Says

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 12.12.2015 | Black Voices

A stabbing suspect in San Francisco who died in a police encounter never raised his knife at officers before being fatally shot 21 times, a lawye...

Officer Who Mistakenly Shot DUI Suspect Won't Face Charges

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.11.2015 | Crime

A Paradise, California, cop who authorities said accidentally shot a DUI suspect in the neck after a pursuit won't face charges, prosecutors said in c...