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Police Shoot Man Suspected Of Stalking Female WWE Wrestler

AP | Justin Block | Posted 08.31.2015 | Sports

ORLANDO, Fla. — A deputy shot a man who authorities say was stalking a female wrestler outside a World Wrestling Entertainment training facilit...

State Trooper Kills Unarmed Suspect As He Attempts To Flee, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

Maryland authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an unarmed man killed Friday by a state police trooper. Trooper Daryl K. Brackett shot an...

We Are the Government: The Power of Jury Nullification

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.19.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

Saddled with a corporate media that marches in lockstep with the government, elected officials who dance to the tune of their corporate benefactors, and a court system that serves to maintain order rather than mete out justice, Americans often feel as if they have no voice and no recourse when it comes to holding government officials accountable and combatting rampant corruption and injustice.

A Call to Action: Challenging the Conspiracy of Silence

Hector Villagra | Posted 08.18.2015 | Crime
Hector Villagra

Will we accept a deeply divided nation where only whites can have a high level of confidence in the criminal justice system generally and the police specifically? Or will we push for a country where everyone can trust that the police are there protect and serve them?

Justice Still Denied: The Killing of Nicholas Naquan Heyward Jr.

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.17.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

The toy rifle that little Naquan had that night, which was perfectly legal and could be bought at any toy store in 1994, had bright orange coloring and was not shown by Hynes. Recently, in a case eerily similar to the Heyward shooting, a judge recommended that charges be brought against the Cleveland police officer that shot and killed 12 year old Tamir Rice.

Cops Shoot Black 14-Year-Old Multiple Times As He Runs Away

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 08.14.2015 | Crime

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Most Major Cities Still Don't Have Body Cameras For Cops

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support equipping police officers with body cameras. Police reform advocates and law enforcement officials say ...

Lawyer For Cop Who Killed Zachary Hammond Tries To Change The Story

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

Police in Seneca, South Carolina, last Friday released the name of the officer who fatally shot 19-year-old Zachary Hammond in a minor marij...

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Condemns Latest Ferguson Shooting

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

Attorney General Loretta Lynch criticized the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, after a man reportedly opened fire on police officers Sunday, one ...

Unarmed College Football Player Shot Dead By Police

AP | Posted 08.08.2015 | Crime

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A police officer in suburban Dallas shot and killed a college football player during a struggle after the unarmed 19-year-ol...

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Whether you're on the front lines of a social movement or struggling with discrimination in your daily life, it can be difficult to survive, let alone find your way forward. Here are five important tips to help you in your journey.

Suspect In Memphis Cop Killing Turns Himself In

Adrian Sainz | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.04.2015 | Crime

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Police Misconduct Needs 'Broken Windows' Approach

Hector Villagra | Posted 07.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

On the same day a female Los Angeles Police officer was sentenced to 36 months for delivering hard kicks to the groin of a handcuffed woman who later died, a homeless woman with mental illness was facing 25 years to life for merely picking up a police baton.

Drivers, Beware: The Costly, Deadly Dangers of Traffic Stops in the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.30.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

From the moment those lights start flashing and that siren goes off, we're all in the same boat: we must pull over. However, it's what happens after you've been pulled over that's critical.

Chicago Just Fired An Investigator Trying To Hold Cops Accountable For Unjustified Shootings

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.26.2015 | Black Voices

The independent agency tasked with policing Chicago cops hasn’t released findings on several unjustified police shootings, and its leaders are ...

Open Letter to Peace Officers Everywhere: #IAmHumanToo

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Lisa Mae Brunson

Dear Peace Officer, please hear my plea and the plea of the nation. Will you stop killing me? Will you protect and serve me now? #IAmHumanToo.

Homeless Woman Who Picked Up An LAPD Nightstick Faces Life In Prison

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 07.23.2015 | Crime

A homeless California woman shown on video picking up a police officer's baton could spend the rest of her life in jail for the act. When Ch...

Probe Launched Into Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teen Darius Stewart

AP | Posted 07.22.2015 | Black Voices

Memphis police have identified the white officer who fatally shot a black teenager during a struggle after he was placed in the back of a squad car at...

The American Nightmare: The Tyranny of the Criminal Justice System

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.22.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

In this age of hollow justice, courts of order, and government-sanctioned tyranny, the Constitution is no safeguard against government wrongdoing such as SWAT team raids, domestic surveillance, police shootings of unarmed citizens, indefinite detentions, asset forfeitures, prosecutorial misconduct and the like.

Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed Black Man After Routine Traffic Stop

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 07.22.2015 | Crime

An unarmed black man was shot and killed on Sunday by a white police officer after he was pulled over for a missing front license plate. Samuel Dubose...

1st Amendment Punctures Secrecy Surrounding Cosby Transcript, Police-shooting Videos

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.21.2015 | Media
Peter Scheer

For lawyers who specialize in helping clients suppress information that could prove embarrassing or worse, several recent developments just made their job a lot harder -- which is, of course, a good thing from the standpoint of the public interest.

Graphic Police Dash Cam Video Shows Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Man

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.15.2015 | Crime

Three newly released dash cam videos show the dramatic moment that police in California shot and killed an unarmed man and wounded another i...

Parents Of Teen Girl Killed By Cops Sue For $10 Million

AP | Posted 07.08.2015 | Crime

LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) -- The parents of a 17-year-old girl fatally shot by police officers in East Texas have filed a $10 million lawsuit alleging a ci...

15 Most Outrageous Police Responses After Killing Unarmed People

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.25.2015 | Crime
Bill Quigley

Police kill a lot of unarmed people. So far in 2015, as many as 100 unarmed people have been killed by police. Here are fifteen of the most outrageous reasons given by police to justify killing unarmed people in the last twelve months.

What White Americans Don't Know and Maybe Never Will

Richard Greener | Posted 06.12.2015 | Crime
Richard Greener

Police abuses do not matter to most of us, and for those who have no choice and must live with these often life- threatening problems every minute of their lives, sadly the message from the majority of Americans is - you "don't look right" to us, and we just don't care about you.