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Police Shootings

Shooting Rampage Against Police Spans 3 Washington State Cities In One Night

AP | Posted 10.16.2014 | Crime

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Multiple shots were fired Wednesday night at patrol cars and police stations in three Washington state cities. When the gun...

Young Black Men 21 Times Likelier To Be Shot Dead By Police Than White Peers

ProPublica | Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara | Posted 10.10.2014 | Black Voices

Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts – 21 times greater i, accord...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

Manslaughter Charge Dropped For Cop Who Fatally Shot 7-Year-Old | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

The dismissal of the manslaughter charge against a Detroit police officer who fatally shot a sleeping child will stand, an appeals court ruled Monday....

Judge Dismisses Manslaughter Charge For Cop Who Shot 7-Year-Old To Death

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Crime

A judge has dropped the felony charge leveled against Joseph Weekley, the Detroit police officer who in 2010 shot 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones to d...

Matt Ferner

Ezell Ford Wrongful Death Lawsuit Seeks $75 Million | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The family of Ezell Ford will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday, just over a month a...

Matt Ferner

Los Angeles Law Enforcement Officers Kill About One Person A Week | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

Since 2000, nearly 600 people, many of them young black and Latino men, have been killed by Los Angeles law enforcement officers. That's according to ...

Protests Continue After Chicago Police Shoot 3rd Black Man In 3 Weeks

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.17.2014 | Crime

Protesters again hit the Chicago streets after local police shot a young black man over the weekend, the third incident of its kind in as many weeks. ...

Nick Wing

13 More 'Michael Brown' Police Killings We've Learned About In The Month Since His Death | Nick Wing | Posted 09.09.2014 | Crime

If you needed more evidence that Michael Brown wasn't an isolated case, here are 13 pieces.

Is America on the Ropes?

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.29.2014 | Comedy
Gil Laroya

The United States is arguably the biggest kid on the worldwide block. We've got money, we've got power and lots of smart people -- heck, we've got Google headquarters. Who else has Google headquarters? We have all sorts of great things going for us. But today, the narrative is tainted.

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...

Federal Prosecutions Not Easy In Police Shootings

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee ...

Chicago Police Fatally Shot 2 Teens In Separate Incidents Hours Apart

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime

Two men were fatally shot in two hours by Chicago police officers in separate incidents Sunday evening. Both men, police say, were armed. DNAinfo C...

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."

WATCH: Protester Describes Being Injured During Arrest In Ferguson

Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices

For the past 11 days, protesters in Ferguson, Mo., have taken to the streets to call for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown. On Tuesday...

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

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.24.2014 | 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...

Shocked by Ferguson: I Grew Up in a Country Where Most Cops Don't Even Have a Gun

Ruth Fowler | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
Ruth Fowler

In the UK from 2012 to 2014, there have been no deaths due to police shootings

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...

Second Police-Involved Shooting Reported In Missouri Town

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 08.13.2014 | Crime

Amid the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., a second police-involved shooting was reported overnight, Fox 2 Now reported. Around 1 a.m. on Wednesday, St. Lou...

Missouri Shooting Victim Described As Good-Hearted, Silly

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown Sr. stood alone in the center of the narrow street where the blood of his namesake son still stained the gray pav...

Unrest Erupts For 2nd Night After Missouri Police Shooting

AP | JIM SUHR and DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 10.11.2014 | Black Voices

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was fatally shot by police have used tear gas and rubber bullets ...

Mayhem After Vigil For Black Teen Killed By Police

AP | JIM SALTER and JIM SUHR | Posted 10.11.2014 | 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 ...

New Video Of Camper Shooting Released By Albuquerque Police

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 06.12.2014 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department released new video of the events that led up to officers fatally shooting a homeless man ...

Albuquerque Protesters Clash With Police Over Deadly Shootings

AP | RUSSELL CONTRERAS | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor said late Sunday that a more than 10-hour protest over recent police shootings has turned from peacef...

How Should Society React to Police Shootings of Children Holding Realistic Toy Weapons?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

For those of you who are so outraged at this, consider this scenario: the cop doesn't shoot because the guy bearing the AK-47 is only 13 years old and is in a neighborhood not rife with crime. Then, the cop gets killed, because the AK-47 is a real one.

Radley Balko

An Unexpected Reformer Fights To Hold Police Accountable | Radley Balko | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

This article is the fifth in a six-part series about the drug war and police reform. Read Part 4 here. "I wouldn't call what I've been doing reform...