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Police Violence

This Reverend Wants White Christians To Stand Up To The 'Racialized Police System'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2014 | Black Voices

Following his arrest alongside fellow activists in Missouri on Monday, Rev. Jim Wallis joined HuffPost Live to weigh in on the “racialized police sy...

How Social Media Images Of Black Death Propel Social Change

Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.09.2014 | Black Voices

Michael Brown’s killing raised serious questions about the crisis of state violence against African-Americans. With an FBI-led investigation of poli...

Ryan Grim

Justice Department Blocks Deportation Of Immigrant Beaten By California Police | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES -- The Department of Justice has stepped in to free a man from detention by immigration authorities, telling a federal judge that the DOJ ...

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...

Where's the Outrage Over Oklahoma Cop's Alleged Assault on Black Women?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Despite the mind boggling charges, and subsequent kid glove treatment of Holtzclaw, there's been no indignant spate of articles and features in the national press on this injustice, no rallies, demonstrations, and marches from women's groups, and most tellingly, not a word of protest from civil rights groups.

A Heart-Wrenching Conversation Between The Mothers Of Slain Black Teens

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For the countless black mothers whose children's lives were tragically cut short by gun violence, sometimes the best way to cope is to come together. ...

Matt Ferner

Man Beaten By Police Accuses Immigration Agents Of Trying To Silence His Testimony | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

When immigration agents arrested Edgar Vargas Arzate on Aug. 18, he was driving to a court hearing in which the facts of a savage beating by Santa Ana...

Hands Up United Video Honors Michael Brown

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Black Voices

What does “Hands Up” symbolize to you? A handful of protesters answer this question in a touching video by the Hands Up United coalition, an an...

Police Shootings Are Becoming Less Random

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Gil Laroya

"Shoot first, ask questions later" used to be a joke, meant to emphasize the idea of getting things done more efficiently by dealing with questions of...

Matt Ferner

Police Still Won't Name Officers In Ezell Ford Shooting. Now Their Union Points To A Rap Video. | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.22.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- It has been nearly two weeks since police in a South Los Angeles neighborhood fatally shot Ezell Ford, a black man who was unarmed and ...

If We Bend Not Our Energies

Sharon Davies | Posted 10.21.2014 | Black Voices
Sharon Davies

The nation's focus on the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri confers yet another opportunity for deeper racial understanding, but like other (too many other) teachable moments arising from the tragic loss of young black life, the opportunity is fleeting and frail.

Brown and Ford Slayings Prove that Racial Profiling Just Might Kill

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The admission that racial profiling does exist is a hard slap to the official embedded notion that justice is color blind and impartial. The killings of Brown and Ford aren't likely to change that. But the brutal reality is that they stand as stark proof that racial profiling just might kill.

Photos Show Stark Contrast In Ferguson Following Security Overhaul

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Just 24 hours after police SWAT trucks, riot gear and tear gas defined protests of Michael Brown's shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, an entirely d...

Jay Nixon: Missouri Highway Patrol Will Take Over Supervision Of Security In Ferguson

AP | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of...

Up to Our Necks

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 10.14.2014 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

As a white person in the U.S., I am conditioned from birth to see whiteness as safety -- white neighborhoods, white people, white authority figures. My lived experience, my conversations with people of color, and my study of history have shown me over and over that this is a wild and cruel perversion of the truth.

Matt Ferner

WITNESS: LAPD Shouted 'Shoot Him' Before Killing Unarmed, Mentally Ill Black Man | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.14.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES -- An eyewitness to the killing of Ezell Ford told The Huffington Post on Wednesday that he heard an officer with the Los Angeles Police D...

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...