Topic: Police brutality

  • They can't fight for themselves

    Feras Morad and Hector Morejon were unarmed, but Long Beach police killed them anyway. Their families are fighting back.

  • Arrested by a racist in Seattle

    An activist who was racially profiled, falsely arrested and brutalized speaks out for the right to organize and demonstrate.

  • Bad apples and a rotten orchard

    Eric Casebolt's resignation shows the effect of the Black Lives Matter movement, but also perhaps a new strategy by police.

  • No swimming, no peace

    Protesters took to the streets of McKinney, Texas, in response to a sickening racist assault on Black teenagers for the crime of "swimming while Black."

  • The broken system that killed my son

    The mother of a police murder victim in Boston is still fighting for justice, but Black Lives Matter has given her hope.

  • Wanted by police for being a hero

    Ramsey Orta has faced retaliation from the New York Police Department ever since he filmed the murder of Eric Garner.

  • Cleveland's criminal cops

    An agreement with the Justice Department will place restrictions on Cleveland police--but will it have any affect in reining in their toxic violence?

  • Still searching for justice for our children

    A group of mothers gathered in Washington, D.C., to express their pain, sadness and anger at continuing police violence.

  • Justice denied in Madison

    People took to the streets in Madison, Wisconsin, after the announcement that the officer who killed an unarmed teenager wouldn't face any charges.

  • Police, violence and the two Baltimores

    The Baltimore Uprising comes in the context of increasing economic inequality, felt disproportionately by African Americans.

  • From the streets of Baltimore

    This photo essay from Baltimore shows the masses of people marching for Freddie Gray--and the cops who tried to stop them.

  • Defying an unjust curfew

    Baltimore protesters defied a curfew to link the struggle against police murder to those of prisoners and public housing residents.

  • Dirty tricks of the state

    There is a long history of police use of "underdcover" provocateurs to create justifications for police riots and arrests.

  • What we saw in Baltimore

    Without so much as a word of solidarity, a reader has unfairly accused us of pathologizing the Baltimore uprising.

  • Reparations for police torture in Chicago

    The Chicago City Council will vote on an ordinance providing compensation and other aid to the victims of police torturers.

  • Riots, rebellion and the Black working class

    Fifty years after Black workers rebelled in Watts, a new generation of African Americans is confronting racism in the wake of the Great Recession.

  • When did de Blasio become Giuliani?

    Continuing his rightward shift on policing, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio endorsed the NYPD's repression at a recent march.

  • The trigger-happiest of them all

    Philadelphia police shoot at residents more often than cops in Chicago, Los Angeles and even New York, a city five times its size.

  • All day for Freddie Gray

    The murder of Freddie Gray by six Baltimore cops sparked solidarity protests across the U.S. in late April and early May.

  • Baltimore's debt to a remarkable family

    The Gilliam-Price family is fighting to reclaim Baltimore and demanding their rightful place in a city that took their blood.

  • La Rebelión de Baltimore

    La erupción de masivas protestas en Baltimore es una expansión de la resistencia y su evolución hacia un nuevo terreno.

  • Closing the port for Black lives

    In conjunction with activists and unions around the Bay Area, Oakland dockworkers shut down the port on May Day.

  • Baltimore's message is heard around the world

    People in Baltimore and beyond are celebrating the power of protest after the cops who killed Freddie Gray were charged--but the struggle will go on.

  • Reporters singled out by police

    Three SocialistWorker.org contributors in Baltimore describe the police threats they faced after a day of peaceful protests.

  • Reports from the resistance

    SW contributors tell what they saw in Baltimore and New York City as the protests that erupted after Freddie Gray's murder continue.