Category: Police Brutality

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Three Generations Of African-American Police Officers Talk About Policing Today | NPR

Three Generations Of African-American Police Officers Talk About Policing Today | NPR

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with three generations of African-American police officers from Indianapolis: Clarence White Sr., Clarence White Jr. and Ro ...
367 People Have Been Shot by Police This Year. Why Don’t We Care Anymore? | Fusion

367 People Have Been Shot by Police This Year. Why Don’t We Care Anymore? | Fusion

So far this year, 367 people have been fatally shot by police in America. This time last year, it was 366. It is also just as true this year that blac ...
Lifesaving Lessons for Driving While Black | The New York Times

Lifesaving Lessons for Driving While Black | The New York Times

For generations, African-American parents have borne a special burden in mentoring their teenage children as they begin driving, having to say, be c ...
Black Mothers Are Not Just Survivors Of Police Violence, But Also Targets | Cassius

Black Mothers Are Not Just Survivors Of Police Violence, But Also Targets | Cassius

On Friday May 5, Takara Williams, a 24-year-old Black mother, was driving her grandfather’s car to drop her two kids off at childcare on her way to wo ...
A Lesson On Jordan Edwards | The Marshall Project

A Lesson On Jordan Edwards | The Marshall Project

A high school teacher on the challenge of responding to high-profile police shootings. Source: A Lesson On Jordan Edwards ...
This mother is helping parents discuss police brutality in new book ‘Momma, Did You Hear the News?’ | The Undefeated

This mother is helping parents discuss police brutality in new book ‘Momma, Did You Hear the News?’ | The Undefeated

Sanya Gragg sat in front of a group of second-graders in late April, a bit startled by what she’d just heard. It was the first time the social worker ...
The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands | MTV

The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands | MTV

People are dying in the Milwaukee County Jail. The sheriff who oversees it may soon be working for Trump. Source: The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands - ...
The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands | MTV

The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands | MTV

People are dying in the Milwaukee County Jail. The sheriff who oversees it may soon be working for Trump. Source: The Blood On David Clarke’s Hands - ...
How Calling Jordan Edwards the ‘Perfect Victim’ Perpetuates Racism | Teen Vogue

How Calling Jordan Edwards the ‘Perfect Victim’ Perpetuates Racism | Teen Vogue

“Innocence is irrelevant when blackness itself is criminal." Source: How Calling Jordan Edwards the ‘Perfect Victim’ Perpetuates Racism | Teen Vogue ...
For Black Kids Like Jordan Edwards, Time Is A Fragile Illusion | The FADER

For Black Kids Like Jordan Edwards, Time Is A Fragile Illusion | The FADER

The killings of Edwards, Tamir Rice, and others reveal a gruesome paradox for black Americans. Source: For Black Kids Like Jordan Edwards, Time Is A ...
There’s No Such Thing as ‘Good Police’ | The Root

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Good Police’ | The Root

In the reality-adjacent, Baltimore-centered ecosystem of The Wire, “good police” stood as the single highest honor a character could receive. It was r ...
‘Burn, baby, burn’: What I saw as a black journalist covering the L.A. riots 25 years ago | The Washington Post

‘Burn, baby, burn’: What I saw as a black journalist covering the L.A. riots 25 years ago | The Washington Post

I was a correspondent for Time magazine, covering the reaction to the stunning, April 29, 1992, acquittal of four white Los Angeles police officer ...
Looking Back on the L.A. Riots Through Five Documentaries | The Altlantic

Looking Back on the L.A. Riots Through Five Documentaries | The Altlantic

The glut of new films, marking the 25th anniversary of the unrest, are imperfect but panoramic portrayals of the events that shook the city and the na ...
What ‘Menace II Society’ and ‘Boyz n the Hood’ Illuminate About the L.A. Riots

What ‘Menace II Society’ and ‘Boyz n the Hood’ Illuminate About the L.A. Riots

Examining the seeds of discontent in two ’90s hood classics Source: What ‘Menace II Society’ and ‘Boyz n the Hood’ Illuminate About the L.A. Riots ...
Colin Powell plans to pay very close attention to Jeff Sessions’ police reform agenda | Mic

Colin Powell plans to pay very close attention to Jeff Sessions’ police reform agenda | Mic

Colin Powell said the government has a role to play in keeping young people out of the criminal justice system. Source: Colin Powell plans to pay ver ...
LA 25: ‘We Wanted You To Have To Grapple With This On Your Own’ – MTV

LA 25: ‘We Wanted You To Have To Grapple With This On Your Own’ – MTV

An interview with the directors of LA 92 Source: ‘We Wanted You To Have To Grapple With This On Your Own’ - MTV ...
LA 25: When Elvis Left South Central | MTV

LA 25: When Elvis Left South Central | MTV

The post-riots presidency Source: When Elvis Left South Central - MTV ...
LA 25: The Fire Rises | MTV

LA 25: The Fire Rises | MTV

A city shouldn’t have to burn for our stories to be believed Source: The Fire Rises - MTV ...
LA 25: The Fullness Of Rodney King | MTV

LA 25: The Fullness Of Rodney King | MTV

You are not always the fires you start, and you are not always the ruins after the fire is through Source: The Fullness Of Rodney King - MTV ...
LA 25: Latasha Harlins, American Girl | MTV

LA 25: Latasha Harlins, American Girl | MTV

South Central remembered the 15-year-old girl killed 13 days after Rodney King was beaten. The world didn’t. Source: Latasha Harlins, American Girl - ...
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