Category: Police Brutality

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AG Sessions Says DOJ to ‘Pull Back’ on Police Department Civil Rights Suits | NBC News

AG Sessions Says DOJ to ‘Pull Back’ on Police Department Civil Rights Suits | NBC News

Donald Trump's attorney general said Tuesday the Justice Department will limit its use of a tactic employed aggressively under President Obama Source ...
What Jeff Sessions Could Learn From Kalief Browder | CityLab

What Jeff Sessions Could Learn From Kalief Browder | CityLab

Arrested at 16 and unjustly jailed for three years, Browder took his life in 2015. A new six-part documentary series, executive produced by Jay Z, exp ...
The NYPD’s Gang Policing Looks a Lot Like Stop-and-Frisk | CityLab

The NYPD’s Gang Policing Looks a Lot Like Stop-and-Frisk | CityLab

The NYPD says operations against teenage crews are effectively curbing youth violence. Others see a new way to continue racially biased policing. Sou ...
Lawsuit Brings Fresh Scrutiny To Milwaukee’s Troubles With Race And Policing | Code Switch : NPR

Lawsuit Brings Fresh Scrutiny To Milwaukee’s Troubles With Race And Policing | Code Switch : NPR

The ACLU says the city police's stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutionally targets blacks and Latinos — another example of the fraught relationship betw ...
Low-Income PoCs Still Don’t Trust The Police, But Would Work With Them | Code Switch : NPR

Low-Income PoCs Still Don’t Trust The Police, But Would Work With Them | Code Switch : NPR

While the majority of residents in high-crime, high-poverty areas have a negative view of the police, they're also willing to work with law enforcemen ...
Q-and-A with ‘The Talk’ director Sam Pollard | Fusion

Q-and-A with ‘The Talk’ director Sam Pollard | Fusion

The Talk, a PBS documentary airing today, explores a familiar conversation for many people of color in America: the talk that parents give their child ...
Is ‘Reverse Racism’ Among Police Real? | CityLab

Is ‘Reverse Racism’ Among Police Real? | CityLab

Several recent studies claim that police officers are more likely to shoot white civilians than black civilians; one new one claims the opposite. Who’ ...
The Police Killed My Unarmed Son in 2012. I’m Still Waiting for Justice. | The New York Times

The Police Killed My Unarmed Son in 2012. I’m Still Waiting for Justice. | The New York Times

Five years ago today, my unarmed 18-year-old son, Ramarley Graham, was unjustly killed when police officers burst into our home in the Bronx and s ...
Trayvon Martin’s parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids | USA Today

Trayvon Martin’s parents, five years after his shooting, weigh political bids | USA Today

Fears of Trump: Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin worry he'll reverse gains won since Trayvon's death. Source: Trayvon Martin's parents, five years aft ...
Trump Vows Immediate Action Against ‘Anti-Police Atmosphere’ In U.S. | The Huffington Post

Trump Vows Immediate Action Against ‘Anti-Police Atmosphere’ In U.S. | The Huffington Post

“The Trump Administration will be a law and order administration." Source: Trump Vows Immediate Action Against 'Anti-Police Atmosphere' In U.S. | The ...
As A New Administration Moves In, Will Our Policing Debate Get Uglier? | Code Switch : NPR

As A New Administration Moves In, Will Our Policing Debate Get Uglier? | Code Switch : NPR

Scathing federal reports on police abuses, new polls showing cops are divided on matters of race, and a controversial Justice Department nominee all r ...
Chicago Police Department engaged in rampant abuses, DOJ says. | Mic

Chicago Police Department engaged in rampant abuses, DOJ says. | Mic

Chicago residents dont have "lawful, responsive and transparent" policing, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Friday. Source: Chicago Police Depa ...
Jeff Sessions wrongly connects police criticism and rising violence in Chicago and Baltimore | Fusion

Jeff Sessions wrongly connects police criticism and rising violence in Chicago and Baltimore | Fusion

During his Senate confirmation hearing to be Attorney General of the United States on Tuesday, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions made a dubious claim that ...
What’s Next For Criminal Justice Reform? | CityLab

What’s Next For Criminal Justice Reform? | CityLab

Supporters of the Department of Justice’s efforts to address discriminatory practices in urban policing may be watching the end of an era as prospecti ...
Young black men again faced highest rate of US police killings in 2016 | The Guardian

Young black men again faced highest rate of US police killings in 2016 | The Guardian

The Counted project points to continuing racial disparities, with black males aged 15-34 nine times more likely than other Americans to be killed Sou ...
Fatal shootings by police remain relatively unchanged after two years | The Washington Post

Fatal shootings by police remain relatively unchanged after two years | The Washington Post

Despite ongoing national scrutiny of police tactics, the number of fatal shootings by officers in 2016 remained virtually unchanged from last year w ...
Police violence frequently targets disabled black people—and we hardly ever talk about it | Fusion

Police violence frequently targets disabled black people—and we hardly ever talk about it | Fusion

“She was mentally ill, she was African-American, she was transgender, and all of that combined scared the police. Source: Black Lives Matter fight mu ...
In Obama administration’s waning days, a push to cement legacy of police reform | The Washington Post

In Obama administration’s waning days, a push to cement legacy of police reform | The Washington Post

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that she will go to Baltimore to press for a legally enforceable agreement. Source: In Obama administration’ ...
With Liberty And Justice For Y’all | MTV

With Liberty And Justice For Y’all | MTV

On Walter Scott and Joe McKnight Source: With Liberty And Justice For Y’all - MTV ...
The Walter Scott case: Can cops kill with impunity? | Slate

The Walter Scott case: Can cops kill with impunity? | Slate

Can cops kill with impunity? Now we know the answer. Source: The Walter Scott case: Can cops kill with impunity? ...
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