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Police Use of Force

The Legal and Financial Reasons Why Police Stop and Shoot People like Philando Castile

David Schultz | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
David Schultz

Excessive use of force cases are hard to win. The law simply favors the police here and with other criminal and state tort liability issues for the misuse of force. Moreover, public fears of crime complicate matters. So does racism, especially in situations with mostly white officers.

A Major City Is Taking Obama's Advice On Investigating Police Use Of Force

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CN) - The St. Paul Police Department said it will hire outside agencies to investigate incidents involving its officers that resulted...

Black Americans Twice As Likely To Report Force In Last Police Encounter

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Black Americans were more than two times as likely as whites to report being threatened with force or to have experienced it in their mo...

Police Group Makes A Big Admission About 'Justifiable' Police Shootings

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 08.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Many recent controversial police shootings could have been avoided, even though they may have been legally justifiable, according to a r...

Texas Cop Knocks Allegedly Drunk Woman Out In Front Of Her Daughter

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.23.2015 | Crime

A Texas police officer was following protocol Tuesday when he was caught on video throwing a drunk woman to the ground, knocking her unconscious, his ...

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.

Nick Wing

What The Justice Department Finds When It Investigates City Police Is Truly Disturbing | Nick Wing | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics

What might they find if they investigated more city police departments?

WATCH: Video Of Cop Punching, Arresting Man Sparks Investigation

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

A Green Bay, Wis. police officer is under the microscope after a video emerged of him punching a suspect who is accused of cursing at him and resistin...

Why We Need To Stop Exaggerating The Threat To Cops

The Huffington Post | Radley Balko | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

The recent killings of two prosecutors in Texas, a Colorado Department of Corrections official and a sheriff in West Virginia have law enforcement gro...