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Police Violence

My White Neighbor Thought I Was Breaking Into My Own Apartment. 19 Cops Showed Up.

The Washington Post | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

On Sept. 6, I locked myself out of my apartment in Santa Monica, Calif. I was in a rush to get to my weekly soccer game, so I decided to go enjoy the...

An Absolutely Vicious Police Beating In San Francisco Was Caught On Tape

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.16.2015 | Crime

Two Northern California sheriff's deputies seen repeatedly beating a suspected car thief in a video were placed on paid administrative leave on Sunday...

Activists Demand Video Of Jamar Clark Shooting, Shut Down Minneapolis Freeway

AP | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.17.2015 | Black Voices

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Cop Who Killed Church Drummer Fired

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.12.2015 | Crime

The Florida officer who killed a black man whose car had stalled on the highway has been fired from his department. Nouman Raja was previously on paid...

Behind The Social Movement That's Raising Awareness Of Police Violence Against Black Women

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices

A social activist group is aiming to raise awareness of the female victims of police violence by creating a campaign around T-shirts bearing the women...

'South Park' To Take On Police Violence

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 11.10.2015 | Entertainment

The national debate on police violence has spread from Ferguson and Baltimore all the way to the small town of South Park, Colorado. On this Wednesda...

Are Horrific Viral Videos of Police Violence Wearing Us Out?

Vernā Myers | Posted 11.06.2015 | Black Voices
Vernā Myers

All this exposure to police misconduct has caused me to be more compliant, hoping to avoid all police officers. I fear that I might encounter that out of control officer who is triggered just by the fact that I am a black woman with a sense of my own dignity.

Half Of Black Millennials Know A Victim Of Police Violence

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 11.04.2015 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millenn...

Study: Half Of Black Millennials Know A Victim Of Police Violence

AP | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Years before the high-profile deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, more than half of African-American millenn...

Tattered Justice System Overlooks Dangerous Cops

AP | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.04.2015 | Politics

Law enforcement officers accused of sexual misconduct have jumped from job to job — and at times faced fresh allegations that include rapin...

Silence Speaks Volumes GOP

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Saturday was another somber day for the country. I preached at the funeral for 31-year-old Corey Jones, who was waiting for a tow truck in the early hours of October 18 when he was shot and killed by a plainclothes officer with no badge, in an unmarked car.

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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Why The Notion Of A 'Ferguson Effect' On Policing Is So Problematic

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.28.2015 | Black Voices

The so-called "Ferguson Effect," which presupposes that police scrutiny can be linked to an uptick in violent crime, has been disputed time an...

Stop Pretending the 'Ferguson Effect' is Real

Samuel Sinyangwe | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Samuel Sinyangwe

This week, FBI Director James B. Comey became the latest public figure to claim that national scrutiny of police has contributed to a "spike" in violent crime in America. This nefarious theory, dubbed the "Ferguson Effect" has become a regular talking point on conservative media.

Deputies Acquitted In Killing Of 21-Year-Old Inmate

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

ATLANTA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - A jury acquitted two deputies of killing a Nigerian college student in a Savannah, Georgia jail cell last New Year's Day,...

Officer Caught Raining Punches On Suspect After High Speed Chase

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.15.2015 | Crime

News cameras caught a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy throwing haymakers at a suspect on the ground after a high speed chase in ...

Ted Cruz: Black Lives Matter 'Literally' Celebrates Dead Cops

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said the Black Lives Matter movement embraces the murder of police officers at a campaign stop in Iowa on Wednesday...

Video Shows Police Officers Forcefully Taking Black College Student Down In D.C.

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

A video that went viral on Twitter appears to show Jason Goolsby, an 18-year-old freshman at the University of the District of Columbia, being br...

Edward Snowden And Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson Had A Great Dialogue About Surveillance

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics

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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 ...

Woman Sues Police For 'Egregious Brutality' Caught On Video

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 10.06.2015 | Crime

A California woman has filed a new complaint against police officers and the city of Carlsbad, California, for what she and her lawyers ...

FBI Director Says He Can't Force Police To Provide Shooting Data

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he doesn't have the power to force law enforcement agencies across the country to report inf...

NYPD Says It Will Track Use Of Force, Actually Start Disciplining Cops

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK -- New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton has announced sweeping new reforms to how the NYPD tracks its officers' use of forc...

Why "Black Lives Matter" Because All Lives Don't Matter in America

David Theo Goldberg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
David Theo Goldberg

The insistence that Black lives matter accordingly is necessary only because, unlike "all lives," in this society, black lives are too often taken not to matter. Black lives are presumed too readily in the U.S. not to inhabit the universal.

An Anemic Democracy?

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

How does the country change the narrative so that black people are not always receiving the "worst of the worst:" the worst schools, the worst jobs, the worst opportunities -- all a part of black life because of the color of their skin?