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Cop Who Attacked Inmate Assigned To Training Other Officers

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 02.20.2014 | Crime

From The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene. DENVER — After suspending a deputy for slamming an inmate into a window and misleading investigator...

WATCH: Deputy Attacks Shackled Inmate In Courtroom

The Colorado Independent | Susan Greene | Posted 02.13.2014 | Crime

From The Colorado Independent's Susane Greene. DENVER — Denver’s safety department waited a year to discipline a sheriff’s deputy for grabbin...

Almost All Police Brutality Complaints Go Uninvestigated Here: Report

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A whopping 99 percent of all complaints regarding police brutality are left uninvestigated in central New Jersey, according to a Courier News and Home...

Conservative's Attempt At 'Satire' Outrages Mother Who Lost Her Son

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

A conservative’s attempt at political satire has caused an uproar in Anaheim. Blogger Matthew Cunningham posted an image to his “Anaheim Blog...

Romania in Crisis: Police Violence, Political Immunity, and Environmental Discontents

Adam Cernea Clark | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Adam Cernea Clark

Last Tuesday, as protesters chanted outside of government offices in Bucharest, Romania, the Romanian legislature rejected Law 330/2013, which would h...

The Meaning of Brian Tacadena

Sam Slovick | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics
Sam Slovick

Thirty-four years since Montoya's death, Tacadena's death raises the same questions and some new ones, like why is there is no national database and standardized reporting system for people killed by the police?

Indian Police Beat Christian And Muslim Protestors

Religion News Service | Vishal Arora | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion

NEW DELHI (RNS) Police in India’s capital used water cannons and canes on peaceful Christian and Muslim leaders Wednesday (Dec. 11) while they were ...

Anna Almendrala

Smile, You're On Candid Camera | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.26.2013 | Los Angeles

One of the largest law enforcement departments in the United States wants to give body-worn cameras to all of its officers, but the specter of constan...

Alanna Gallagher Murder Suspect Opens Fires on Police

AP | ANGELA K. BROWN | Posted 09.22.2013 | Crime

SAGINAW, Texas — A teenager suspected of suffocating his 6-year-old neighbor with plastic bags, wrapping her body in a tarp and dumping it about...

Beyond Trayvon

Sam Slovick | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles
Sam Slovick post from July 16th, New Trayvon lie: Media, LAPD falsely report "rowdy" protests reports that "Despite reporting to the contrary from both ...

Fear Wears a Black Man's Face

Gillian Schutte | Posted 05.18.2013 | Black Voices
Gillian Schutte

I need to help him deconstruct the many mixed messages that abound about the black male as constructed through the white gaze -- in popular culture, in the media and in real life.

Seven Years Later For Federico Aldrovandi

Ilaria Cucchi | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Ilaria Cucchi

This evening is the final destination for an incredibly difficult, tragic journey that began here with the end of Federico Aldrovandi's life. It began when he was murdered by four police officers without any explanation.

Whiteness Matters

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 09.30.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

The failed responses, at a rhetorical and a policy level in the aftermath of Katrina and post-Trayvon highlights a persistent failure to account for American racism.

What Will It Take to End Police Violence?

Nick Malinowski | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York
Nick Malinowski

Although there is no popular mandate for unsubstantiated and illegal arrests, discriminatory stops, frisks and searches, "flaking," murder and gun sales, these actions continue to describe the New York City Police Department.

Teargas and Mirrors: Strange Days in Tunisia

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle | Posted 06.18.2012 | World
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle

With the world's attention on bombs in Syria and a potential coup d'état in Egypt, it's quite possible that the truth about what's going on in this little country on the Mediterranean may soon be lost in teargas and mirrors.

Steven Hoffer

Pregnancy Nightmare: Mom Recalls Night Cop Kicked Her In The Stomach (EXCLUSIVE) | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.18.2012 | Crime

All Raven Dozier could think about was why her baby wasn't moving. "Is my baby OK?" she recalls asking at that terrifying moment five months ago. ...

Steven Hoffer

Georgia Cop Under Investigation For Kicking A Pregnant Woman In Stomach | Steven Hoffer | Posted 05.11.2012 | Crime

A police officer in Georgia is under criminal investigation for allegedly kicking a woman who was nearly nine-months pregnant in the stomach before ch...

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Cops Taser Man To Death Over Cookie Theft

Posted 03.21.2012 | Crime

Cops Tasered and killed an Australian resident on Sunday over what may have been a stolen packet of cookies. The unidentified victim apparently wen...

Tyler Kingkade

Chancellor Birgeneau Told Officials 'Don't Back Down' After Batons Used On Protesters | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.21.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Newly released emails show University of California, Berkeley officials did not initially object to the use of batons on nonviolent protes...

Saki Knafo

Police Clash In Oakland Inspires Solidarity And Debate In Occupy Movement | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.09.2012 | San Francisco

After the Occupy movement started last fall, Michele Horaney, a public relations consultant who lives in Alameda, Calif., joined a small local group o...

Tyler Kingkade

Campus Police Violence Is Nothing New In California | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.09.2011 | College

When students at the University of California, Berkeley, attempted to set up an Occupy Wall Street encampment, campus police answered on Nov. 9 with t...

Why The Government Is Ramping Up The Use Of Force

Radley Balko | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

Outraged by the Occupy crackdowns, some are now calling for a national discussion on the use of force. That's a welcome development, but it's helpful to review how we got here in order to have an honest discussion.

DPD Beatings ‘Run Of The Mill,' Says Former Safety Manager

Posted 12.02.2011 | Denver

Denver Police's vicious beating of 16-year-old Juan Vasquez in 2008 that left him with a damaged liver and kidney was called "run of the mill" by form...

Tyler Kingkade

UC Davis Pepper Spray Investigated By Group That Works For Wall Street | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.01.2011 | College

WASHINGTON -- Faculty in the University of California system said this week that the group appointed to lead an investigation into the controversial p...

UC's Crisis: More Than a Police Problem

Michael Meranze | Posted 01.31.2012 | College
Michael Meranze

The student protesters' point has never been simply that they don't want to pay more tuition. They want justice and transparency, just like the rest of the 99%.