Following Wayne LaPierre’s rigorous commitment to arming educators in the wake of yet another school shooting, Philando Castile’s mother has called the National Rifle Association CEO a hypocrite for not standing up for her son, who both owned a gun and was a public school employee.
In 2010, Baltimore resident Jovonne Walker was a party planner and a nurse. She and her husband, Jamal, planned three parties over one weekend and had $43,000 in cash on hand that her husband was taking to the bank around 11 a.m. As Jamal stopped to talk to his friends, Baltimore City Sgt. Wayne Jenkins and his…
A 35-year-old woman in crisis died Wednesday after being administered a “chemical restraint” by paramedics called in by the Olympia, WA, Police Department.
Oddie Shoupe, a Tennessee sheriff, is being sued for excessive force after a body camera caught him saying, “I love this shit. God, I tell you what, I thrive on it,” after officers shot and killed Michael Dial, an unarmed man, in his car.
Trayvon Martin would have been 23 years old today. Nearly six years after his killing—and years after the deaths of Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, and so many others—criminal justice continues to mean different things if you’re black or if you’re white.
In April 2016, a 13-year-old boy was shot by officers of the Baltimore Police Department. The boy ran when faced with the police, so they gave chase. During the chase, the police spotted the boy holding a gun, and when he turned, they shot the teenager. The youngster wasn’t critically injured, and it seemed like an…
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is pushing to pass legislation granting legal immunity to the state’s police officers, in a what-could-possibly-go-wrong move that civil rights advocates are already saying may be unconstitutional.
Erica Garner’s short life was marked by her unbridled, studied passion for justice. And that passion, that pain, spilled over into her funeral service Monday evening.
Erica Garner, who became an outspoken activist against police abuse after a New York policeman killed her father with a chokehold, has died after being hospitalized following a heart attack. She was 27.
After an encounter with police on Saturday night, 17-year-old Ulysses Wilkerson was left with bruises and a bloody, swollen face. BuzzFeed News reported officials in Troy, AL, are investigating the matter after Wilkerson’s mother posted on Facebook that her son had a fracture and had to be transported to University of…
Eurie Lee Martin’s niece figures that when he walked out of his Milledgeville, Ga., group home on July 7, he was headed to see his family for his birthday. Sandersville, Ga., was more than 20 miles away, so it makes sense that he would have stopped by a random house in Deep Step, Ga., during his walk and ask for a…
Last week, Bennet Omalu, a deeply religious, Nigerian-born doctor once portrayed by Will Smith, took on the second major institution of his decades-long career: the San Joaquin County sheriff’s office.
Accurate figures on police shootings in America are notoriously tricky to come by, not in the least because the departments that would be implicated by that data often control its release. But a new report by Vice News published on Monday revealed the number of Americans who are shot by police officers is…
Internal Department of Justice footage obtained by ABC News shows Jeff Sessions arguing and mocking several DOJ interns who raised serious concerns about police brutality and the war on drugs during a private event held in July.
On April 4, 2015, former South Carolina cop Michael Slager shot and killed unarmed black man Walter Scott in the back as Scott was running away. On Thursday, a judge sentenced Slager to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice.
The woman who livestreamed the moments immediately after her boyfriend Philando Castile was shot and killed in his car will receive nearly $1 million in settlement money for her treatment in the 2016 incident.
What does it mean when people say they want to “get rid of the police?” Contrary to what you might think, it’s not about sowing seeds of chaos and anarchy, it’s about reforming a system that creates crimes—and criminals—to fuel a for-profit prison industry.
Police in St. Louis, MO, will soon be required to read and acknowledge monthly reports reiterating that journalists aren’t their enemies and should be allowed to do their goddamned jobs without being arrested after a number of high-profile run-ins with working journalists.
Family and members of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe are questioning why a sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 14-year-old Native American boy in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday morning.