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Suspect Dies In Police Shooting In Memphis

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.27.2016 | Crime

A Tennessee law enforcement body is investigating a shooting by police in Memphis on Wednesday afternoon that allegedly killed a man attemptin...

Trial Opens For NYPD Officer Charged In death Of unarmed Black Man

Associated Press | David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2016 | Crime

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Family Of Man Killed By Cops Marches In MLK Parade To Demand Justice

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.18.2016 | Black Voices

Before Eric Garner and Michael Brown, before Freddie Gray and Walter Scott and Laquan McDonald, there was Cameron Massey. "The same thing that happene...

WATCH: Survey Reveals a Startling Truth About White Christians

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

White Christians are as a whole less likely to believe the experiences of black Americans than non-Christian whites.

Video Can Be Our Eyes and Ears, But We Still Need People's Voices for Change

Jessie Rossman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Jessie Rossman

Our recent national focus on racialized policing and excessive force shows us that videos have real power. But we must remember in the ever-growing conversation about body cameras and cell phone recordings that images alone do not bring about change.

Here’s How Many Cops Got Convicted Of Murder Last Year For On-Duty Shootings

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

Many people viewed 2015 as a year of reckoning for police, with continued scrutiny of the use of deadly force spurring momentum for reform. In realit...

Tamir Rice and America's Legal Crisis

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

To the average person looking at the simple facts of the case, there was enough evidence in each of these cases to proceed with a trial. And yet, here we are, shaking our heads, wondering how the pursuit of justice was thwarted yet again.

16 Numbers That Explain Why Police Reform Became An Even Bigger Story In 2015

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

If 2014 was the year many people began asking hard questions about problems with policing, 2015 was the year we started getting answers that showed j...

Families Of Slain Teen And Neighbor Denounce Chicago Police: Cops Failed

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 12.27.2015 | Black Voices

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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 ...

Kids' Questions on a Lockdown Planet

Frida Berrigan | Posted 12.22.2015 | Politics
Frida Berrigan

The very same litany of questions our kids never stop asking and that we struggle to answer, or wonder whether to answer at all, is always running like some strange song through our own adult heads as well, largely unanswered.

FBI Will Improve Its System Of Tracking Police Shootings

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The Federal Bureau of Investigation plans to sharply expand the information it gathers on violent police encounters in t...

We Shall Not Be Comforted

Dr. Amos C. Brown | Posted 12.07.2015 | San Francisco
Dr. Amos C. Brown

This week our community is once again confronted with an all too familiar and painful story: the killing of a young African American man by police officers on a public street. The graphic images of Mario Woods, a clearly troubled young man, being shot multiple times by officers are painful for us to watch.

Number Of Police Officers Charged With Murder, Manslaughter Triples In 2015

Associated Press | Nick Wing | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- The number of U.S. police officers charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty shootings has tripled this year - a sharp increase...

This Thanksgiving, Let's Say 'No Thanks' to the Tyranny of the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.25.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

This Thanksgiving finds us saddled with a government that is a far cry from George Washington's vision of a government that would be a blessing to all the people.

DOJ Lawyers Will Fly To Minneapolis To Probe Jamar Clark Shooting

AP | Adam Goldberg | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Justice Department attorneys are expected to fly to Minnesota on Sunday to investigate the killing of a black ma...

Unarmed Black Man Shot By Minneapolis Police Officer Dies

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

An unarmed black man shot Sunday night by Minneapolis police has died, and activists are calling for police to release videos of the incident that led...

These Are The Prosecutors Who Have Decided What Happens To Cops Who Kill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

Prosecutors walk a delicate line in determining whether or not to charge a police officer in a fatal shooting. Facing pressure from the public and po...

Louisiana Police Officers Open Fire On Car, Killing 6-Year-Old Passenger

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

Police officers in Marksville, Louisiana, shot and killed a 6-year-old and critically wounded his father following a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday. Avoye...

A Prosecutor's Guide To Not Prosecuting A Cop Who Killed Someone

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

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Video Shows Dramatic Confrontation Between Police, Suspect Before Fatal Shooting

AP | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.13.2015 | Crime

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FBI Director: Lack Of Data On Police Shootings Is 'Ridiculous' And 'Embarrassing'

The Washington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

The lack of accurate information about police-involved shootings is roiling the nation’s law enforcement community, leaving officials unable to ...

No Charges For Cops Who Killed Rock-Throwing Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime

Three police officers in Pasco, Washington, will not face charges for fatally shooting an immigrant worker who allegedly threatened them by throwing r...

Fox News Hypes Imaginary Boost In Violence Against Police

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Fox News dedicated an entire segment Sunday to what host Chris Wallace described as a recent increase in violence against police. Milwaukee Police Ch...

Virginia Cop Indicted In Murder Of Unarmed Black Teen

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.03.2015 | Black Voices

Portsmouth, Virginia, officer Stephen Rankin was indicted on a first-degree murder charge Thursday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black ...