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Police Killings

How to Rationalize the Deaths of Unarmed Black Men at the Hands of Police: It's the Narrative, Stupid

Phillip Martin | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices
Phillip Martin

The news accounts in recent weeks are tragically similar, from Los Angeles to Staten Island to Ferguson. Unarmed black men killed by police. But four years before anyone knew where Ferguson was located on a map, there was the fatal shooting of Danroy Henry Jr., known to his friends and family as "DJ."

Sabrina Siddiqui

Why Do Cops So Often Shoot To Kill?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON -- The fatal shooting of a man by police on Tuesday near St. Louis kept the spotlight on law enforcement's use of deadly force, as protests...

#MyBlackLifeMattersBecause Spreads Powerful Message That Race Shouldn't Affect One's Value

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.16.2014 | Black Voices

While no one should have to justify why their life matters, the repeated narrative of unarmed black Americans being killed by police officers and vigi...

Nearly Half Of Americans Don't Believe Cops Who Kill People Will Be Brought To Justice

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices

Nearly half of Americans don't trust that justice will be served after police officers kill civilians, according to a HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted d...

For Whites (Like Me): We Are Not Ignorant

Jennifer Harvey | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Jennifer Harvey

Many of us white folks get pissed when we hear another of these preventable tragedies (the "preventable" moving it from tragedy to injustice) has happened again. But after Trayvon Martin was murdered and Zimmerman set free how many of us moved our bodies in response?

Police Shootings Echo Nationwide

Stephan Salisbury | Posted 09.29.2012 | Crime
Stephan Salisbury

In contrast to the exhaustive coverage of the massacre that left 70-plus casualties, we know very little about Anaheim and the killing of Manuel Angel Diaz, shot in the back and in the head by that city's police just a few short hours after the awful Aurora murders.

Police: Officers Acted Correctly In Shooting, Killing Middle School Student

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and DANNY ROBBINS | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — On a doorstep outside a family home, a father wondered why police had to shoot his son in the hall of the boy's middle scho...

SWAT Raids: No One Is Safe

David Borden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Borden

Today, SWAT is deployed more than 50,000 times annually. Proliferation of this aggressive, militarized tactic has seen a steady drumbeat of heart attacks, fires, and killings resulting directly from it.

How to Fight Police Brutality

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

When unarmed peaceful civilians are killed by the police, they are being killed by agents of the government that is supposed to represent them. It is a failure of government that must be addressed.