Though the modern narrative on police brutality tends to focus on murdered black men, black women and girls are also the victims of over-policing in black communities.
When discussing America’s police state, we often talk about “black bodies.” The conversation is peppered with words like “brutality” and “police violence.” But no one talks about another brutal act of violence committed by law enforcement figures. We have known about it for years but have mostly overlooked it.…
In an effort to repair trust between Texas citizens and law enforcement, all high school students in the state must take a class and watch a 16-minute training video that guides them on how to behave during a traffic stop.
It’s a sorry state of affairs when mainstream media outlets are praising public servants for performing their jobs adequately, but that’s apparently where we are in 2018.
San Mateo County officials are looking into the death of an unarmed black man who died shortly after being arrested and Tased by sheriff’s deputies two weeks ago.
A Maryland police officer was arrested Monday evening and charged with raping a woman during a police stop after a friend of the victim caught the officer in the act.
A video of a woman’s reaction to a police officer literally strong-arming her nephew at a Georgia mall shows the inherent danger law enforcement officers face when they are trying to protect the prized assets of great American landmarks like Spencer’s Gifts and Rue 21.
iPhone users have created shortcuts that allow Apple’s flagship product to automatically record video, text a location to an emergency contact, and even stop police from entering the phone—just in case the iPhone owner has an interaction with a law enforcement officer.
A white Georgia cop will have a long, long time to revisit why the hell she lied about a black man shooting her two years ago.
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In a search affidavit that we apparently know all the contents of, we now know that the police apparently found some marijuana—about .37 ounces—in Botham Jean’s apartment after he was shot by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.
A Texas jury has decided that former Balch Springs, Texas officer Roy Oliver will spend the next 15 years of his life in prison for the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.
This week, Betty Shelby, the Tulsa Police Officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher—and claimed he “caused his own death” by “failing to comply” to her orders—will teach a course to other police officers about “Surviving the Aftermath of a Critical Incident.”
When Kennesaw State University’s football team takes the field on Thursday, a slew of new faces will comprise the school’s cheerleading squad.
This Is How White Privilege Works 101: Betty Shelby, the white Tulsa, Okla., police officer who shot an unarmed Terence Crutcher as he stood by his SUV in 2016, will be teaching a class about “surviving the aftermath” of an officer-involved shooting.
When five police officers pummeled Robert Johnson in the hallway of the building where he lived, Johnson had not committed a crime. Although one officer wrote, “Johnson’s body language was projecting he was preparing for a physical altercation,” the victim had not made a single move in the direction of the officers.…
The father of a black teen shot in the back by St. Louis police three years ago has filed a wrongful death suit against the officer that killed his son.
When we think of ballet, we may think of tutus and pointe shoes, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake—and hopefully, of Misty Copeland and the other rare black ballerinas who have risen to prominence in the genre. But while we celebrate the accomplishment of seeing black and brown faces take center stage, rarely do we…
A Baltimore, Md. police officer has been placed on suspension in response to a video of the cop brutally beating a man for allegedly refusing to show his identification, And, irony of ironies, the city has refused to identify the police officer.