Topic: Police brutality

  • She asked for help and wound up dead

    A young mother was shot to death on Muckleshoot tribal lands southeast of Seattle after a worried friend called police for help.

  • The NYPD executed Deborah Danner

    A 66-year-old woman with schizophrenia is the latest victim of a police department and a health care system that put her last.

  • We made anti-racism the dress code in Seattle

    A Seattle teacher talks about how the Black Lives Matter at School Day came about--and the confidence and energy it will bring to future struggles.

  • Why are police the priority in Rahm's Chicago?

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add 1,000 more police to the force--but more cops aren't a solution to the city's violence.

  • Oakland honor band's loud and proud message

    Members of an honor band from Oakland schools explain why they took a knee during a performance of the national anthem.

  • Taking the struggle forward in Columbus

    Ohio's capital city has seen an upsurge in the struggle for Black lives--and that's raising important questions for the movement.

  • What's next for the Queen City rebellion?

    Angry protests continued daily in Charlotte, North Carolina, after the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott mobilized thousands.

  • San Diego demands justice for Olango

    Protests against the police killing of Alfred Olango, an unarmed 38-year-old Black man, are continuing each day in San Diego.

  • Cops, racism and cover-ups in Columbus

    The killing of 13-year-old Tyre King is part of a pattern of police abuse that goes on because there is no fear of consequences.

  • Charlotte erupts in protest after another killing

    Demonstrations and tear gas have filled the streets of North Carolina's largest city each night since the police murder of another Black man.

  • Bill de Blasio can keep a secret...for the cops

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to keep secret the disciplinary records of officers who commit acts of police brutality.

  • Another child killed by Ohio cops

    Police in Columbus, Ohio, shot and killed a 13-year-old--and then proceeded to blame him and his family because he had a toy gun at the time.

  • What happened to the reforms in New York?

    Opponents of racism and police violence in New York are grappling with what it will take to win real reforms to the justice system.

  • Why do the Seattle cops want a fortress?

    Hundreds came to a Seattle City Council meeting to demand that officials halt plans to build a multimillion-dollar police station.

  • Anger boils over in Milwaukee

    The death of yet another Black man at the hands of police, this time in Milwaukee, touched off nights of rebellious protests demanding justice.

  • Another execution in the streets of Chicago

    The Chicago Police Department has had blood on its hands for a long time, but they got even bloodier with the murder of Paul O'Neal in July.

  • They turned U.S. streets into a war zone

    In the "world's greatest democracy," police are increasingly indistinguishable from a heavily armed occupying army deployed by the Pentagon.

  • No sign of justice yet

    The dropping of charges against the cops who killed Freddie Gray begs the question: What will it take to hold police responsible?

  • Exposing the NYPD's lies about Delrawn

    The media bought a New York cop's story that he killed Delrawn Small in self-defense, until a video showed that it was murder.

  • Calling for police accountability in Madison

    Activist groups rallied outside the Madison Police Union headquarters to take a stand against racism and police brutality.

  • We won't be preyed upon

    More than 400 people defied the state's scare tactics and joined a demonstration against racist police violence in Syracuse.

  • Cuentan más que nunca

    Las renovadas protestas contra el racismo y la violencia de la policía ofrecen una alternativa contra aquellos que nos piden ser "pacientes."

  • Blue is not beautiful

    The pro-police cry of "Blue Lives Matter" implies something its supporters don't intend: The cops act as a caste set apart--and above the law.

  • New Yorkers are denied the "right to know"

    New York City’s liberal leaders blocked a mild police reform bill that many advocates thought was too watered-down to begin with.

  • #Justice4Jerry on the march

    The police killing of Jai "Jerry" Williams in Asheville, North Carolina, is sparking outrage and bitter protest against unaccountable violence.