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Police Shooting

Mom: 'They Killed My Son Because He's Black'

AP | Posted 09.15.2014 | Black Voices

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old s...

Christopher Mathias

We Still Don't Know What Happened To Ramarley Graham

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Ramarley Graham is a name the country should know, but doesn't. For New Yorkers, Graham's case is reminiscent of Michael Brown's in Fergus...

Mom Whose Van Full Of Kids Was Shot By Police Breaks Silence

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.03.2014 | Crime

The Tennessee woman who was on vacation with her five children, when she became the subject of a wild pursuit that ended with an officer firing upon h...

In Wake Of Ferguson, Police Departments Try To Build Trust With Black Residents

AP | NOMAAN MERCHANT and JIM SALTER | Posted 08.27.2014 | Black Voices

DALLAS (AP) — In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black comm...

How Deadspin Can Maximize Its Innovative Effort to Collect Police Shooting Data

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

In the wake of the recent deaths at police hands of Michael Brown and so many others, people have rightly called for a thorough empirical analysis of how often and under what circumstances the police shoot civilians.

Celebrities Pay Homage To Michael Brown During Funeral Service

Posted 08.29.2014 | Black Voices

More than two weeks after unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, hundreds gathered along with t...

An Officer Shot A Black Teen, And St. Louis Rioted -- In 1962

NPR | Kat Chow | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices

Amid the flurry of coverage about Michael Brown's death and the reaction in Ferguson, Mo., journalists have been unpacking St. Louis' long, tense hist...

Talib Kweli On Michael Brown Shooting: 'We Don't Need To Calm Down'

Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

Among the many demonstrators seeking justice for the killing of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown, rapper Talib Kweli has been active on the front lin...

Spike Lee: 'There's A War On The Black Male And It's Tearing The Country Apart'

Posted 08.27.2014 | Black Voices

Throughout the course of his filmmaking career, Spike Lee has been very vocal on his personal views on social issues and politics. So it comes as no s...

Economic Deprivation Behind the Rage in Ferguson

John Komlos | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
John Komlos

We know all too well the proximate causes of the rage in Ferguson but there are other much deeper socio-economic causes as well, namely the way the school systems, the economy, and particularly the labor market are structured so as to exclude cruelly so many from the American Dream.

T.I. On Ferguson Turmoil: 'America Has Created A Monster'

Posted 08.26.2014 | Black Voices

Since the news of unarmed, black teen Michael Brown’s shooting, the world has placed a spotlight on the demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and th...

Ferguson Is Everytown, U.S.A.

Nusrat Choudhury | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Nusrat Choudhury

Both explicit and implicit biases lead far too often to the killing of black men in police-civilian encounters. And they undergird the daily indignity and humiliation experienced by blacks who are stopped, questioned, and searched by police when they have done nothing wrong.

Michael Brown's Mom: Do You Know How Hard It Was For Me To Get Him To Graduate?

Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

--Lesley McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown, opens up to reporters on the difficulty of raising her son. (New York Times) ...

Ferguson's Lessons for the Fall Semester

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

As students return to school this fall with the echoes of gunshots and angry protests reverberating across the country, how will teachers address the lessons of Ferguson? Will they even be able to do so?

Rapper Mourns For Michael Brown In Tribute Song

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

A week after 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, people across the country are demanding j...

Keke Palmer Reveals Plans To Join Ferguson Protest

Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 08.20.2014 | Black Voices

As she prepares for her historical role as the first African-American to play Cinderella on Broadway beginning Sept. 9, Keke Palmer has also expressed...

Gun Owners of America Is Silent About the Michael Brown Shooting

John A. Tures | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

You would think that conservative gun groups like the NRA or the GOA would be rallying around the Brown family, and demand justice. But they haven't even mentioned such an event.

Celebrities React To Mike Brown's Fatal Shooting On Twitter

Posted 08.18.2014 | Black Voices

As questions remain unanswered surrounding the fatal shooting of unarmed 17-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, critics across the country c...

Become the Change You Want; Correcting Police With a Discipline Movement

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

If we do not prosecute and discipline officers who break the law and who abuse their positions, then what sort of message does that send to the others? What kind of police culture does that create?

When Parenting Feels Like a Fool's Errand: On the Death of Michael Brown

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

Daughter, I said I didn't have it in me to sit with the killing of Michael Brown last night and comb my social media accounts for first-hand anecdotes that would likely be more accurate than anything the news stations would report. But I stayed up anyway, because his neighbors had not gone home.

Black Twitter #IfTheyGunnedMeDown Is The Movement We've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

On Saturday, Missouri teen Michael Brown was reportedly shot dead by police. The death of the unarmed teen has sparked outrage in his local community ...

Unrest In Streets After Police Kill Unarmed Black Teen

AP | JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR | Posted 08.11.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A candlelight vigil for an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer was followed by unrest...

Safer Streets and Communities Start at Home

Bernard B. Kerik | Posted 09.13.2014 | Crime
Bernard B. Kerik

The total number of American law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty by gunfire so far this year is 27, versus 16 last year. Some experts blame anti-government, and white supremacist groups, and gang violence for these increases, but I believe it's much more.

How Not to Shoot the Family Dog

Tricia Spencer | Posted 04.20.2014 | Crime
Tricia Spencer

Emotions are running high in the wake of yet another shooting of a family dog by a police officer. This time it happened in the small town of Filer, Idaho. It's not the first time such a thing has happened, and unless something changes, it surely won't be the last.

Off-Duty Cop Opens Fire During Fender Bender Dispute

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A police sergeant is under investigation by the San Francisco Police Department after shooting another motorist while off duty when a fender bender d...