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Police Violence

Video Proves There Are No 'Routine' Traffic Stops For Black People

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Footage of a Maryland traffic stop posted to Facebook Monday offers yet another example of the many hazards of "driving while black...

Black Teen Fatally Shot By Austin Police Was Naked And Unarmed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics

A black teenager who was naked and acting erratically in an Austin, Texas, neighborhood Monday was unarmed when he was fatally shot by police, the Au...

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

As he stands there with a wide smile and open arms at the Toronto airport in December welcoming the first refugee families from Syria off the plane wh...

Racial Inequality Headlines Congressional Progressive Caucus Summit

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- The scene was relaxed. The ties came off. Kicks got laced. Charm City was a breeding ground for progressivism, interracial understanding...

Chicago Announces New Police Training For Dealing With Mentally Ill

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing sharp criticism over police shootings of civilians, announced reforms on Friday to address how...

We Can't Help Being White

Brandy Walker | Posted 01.28.2016 | Black Voices
Brandy Walker

The history is complicated. We didn't create the system, and yet we are subject to its benefits and consequences. I have spent a great deal of time examining privilege and how it has affected me, a white woman. And through the exploration of my earlier, "less-evolved" self, I have made some startling discoveries.

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

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.26.2016 | Politics

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Daniel Holtzclaw, Former Oklahoma Cop, Gets 263 Years For Rape, Sex Assault

Associated Press | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.22.2016 | Black Voices

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Baltimore Residents Never Expected A Cop To Be Punished For Killing Freddie Gray

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics

BALTIMORE -- Aaron Sims knew a manslaughter conviction in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray was a long shot. “There's no justice,” t...

Not A Single U.S. State Has Laws Defining When Police Should Avoid Deadly Force

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

In the sixth GOP debate, Donald Trump told Americans: “The police are the most mistreated people in this country.” On the same day, the Ch...

Cop Allegedly Urged Drivers To Run Over Black Lives Matter Protesters

AP/The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.18.2016 | Crime

The St. Paul, Minnesota, Police Department has put an officer on leave while it investigates allegations that he made a post on Facebook urging drive...

Cops Tased A Mentally Ill Non-Criminal To Death, And They Can't Be Prosecuted

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

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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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Judge Throws Out Case Against Officer Who Injured Indian Man

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

A federal judge has thrown out a case against a police officer who was facing 10 years in prison for using excessive force against an Indian man. For...

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...

Body Cam Footage Leads To Civil Rights Charges For Las Vegas Cop

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Footage captured on body camera has led authorities to file federal charges against a former Las Vegas police officer accused of violent...

Councilman Screws Up Important Message By Telling People To Throw Rocks At Cops

The Huffington Post | Tyler Tynes | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

A Mississippi councilman rightly drew criticism last week when he suggested that his constituents should "throw rocks and bricks and bottles" at...

Cop Accused Of Violently Assaulting A Pregnant Woman. For The Second Time.

Courthouse News | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.07.2016 | Crime

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Zero Jail Time For Cop Who Assaulted Disabled Man In Hospital

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 01.06.2016 | Crime

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White People 'Are A Lot More Blind Than I Thought,' Killer Mike Tells Colbert

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.06.2016 | Black Voices

Rapper Killer Mike said that white people should have worked to address racial and economic inequalities long before recent police killings of...

Bail Granted For Ex-Cop Who Killed Walter Scott

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices

A South Carolina judge on Monday granted bail to Michael Slager, the former police officer charged with murdering unarmed black moto...

How The Bond Between Police And Prosecutors Impedes Justice

The Guardian | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

The fate of police officers who kill often rests in the hands of the prosecutors they typically work alongside. Amid calls for reform led by the ...

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...

White Anger vs Black Anger

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith | Posted 12.29.2015 | Black Voices
Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith

Much has been written about the anger of white men, and in some ways, their anger is given support and the systems in place which have caused and supported white supremacy lend a sympathetic ear, for the most part. But what about the anger of black people?