Topic: Police and injustice

  • NYPD answer to a mental health crisis: Shoot

    At Saheed Vassell's funeral on April 20, hundreds mourned his death at the hands of police and vowed to continue the fight for justice.

  • He needed help, and UChicago cops shot him

    The shooting of a University of Chicago student experiencing a mental health episode shows why the police need to be disarmed.

  • When they murdered Stephon, they lit a fire

    People are in the streets of Sacramento to protest the police murder of an African American father of two, shot in the back in a hail of bullets.

  • 99 bullets and one dead teen

    The police killing of Jesus Delgado-Duarte is sparking outrage and demands for justice in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood.

  • She fought so we can all breathe

    After a New York City cop murdered her father in 2014, Erica Garner threw herself into the struggle and became one of our most powerful voices.

  • A killer cop gets away with an execution

    Recently released video of a 2016 police killing in Arizona is horrifying--but not surprising given the epidemic of cop violence in the U.S.

  • Solidarity Sundays in the NFL

    Two writers with a front-row seat to the revolt of NFL players taking a knee during the anthem talk about the issue of police racism that started it all.

  • What we need instead of police

    We need problem solvers who treat the people they help as equals, not police who see a populace to pacify with "law and order."

  • Why is Scout dead?

    The shooting of a Georgia Tech student by campus police raises questions about the lack of mental health care and other support.

  • St. Louis refuses to be silenced about killer cops

    St. Louis streets surged with daily protests after a not-guilty verdict for a cop who killed in cold blood--but police doubled down with more repression.

  • The D.C. rally that overshadowed the far right

    The main event on D.C.'s National Mall last weekend was a rally of music fans who have been falsely classified as a "hybrid gang."

  • The police versus Michael Bennett

    The Las Vegas police union is going all out to attack NFL player Michael Bennett after he spoke out about their abuse.

  • The ugly reasons Trump cheered cop violence

    To rapturous applause and peals of laughter from an audience of cops, Trump turned up the green light for police abuse and terror.

  • United against police murder in Minnesota

    The police killing of Justine Damond has led to multiracial calls for justice--and raised another dimension to the epidemic of police violence.

  • Crime pays in the Oakland Police Department

    After a sex trafficking scandal that rocked the Oakland Police Department, two cops who led the cover-up have been promoted.

  • Berkeley doesn't need Urban Shield

    Some 500 people turned out to tell the City Council that a SWAT-training convention and weapons expo has no place in Berkeley.

  • Why did the police attack at Columbus Pride?

    Activists trying to protest police brutality and injustice at the Columbus Pride parade felt violence at the hands of cops themselves.

  • Will the racist killers in blue ever be convicted?

    The acquittal of the Minnesota cop who killed an unarmed motorist as his girlfriend filmed the aftermath caused shock waves of sadness and anger.

  • Shot while her kids listened

    Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a pregnant 30-year-old mother of four, after she called to report a burglary.

  • The police have no place at Pride

    Corporate sponsors and police involvement are common at Pride events, but they are foreign to these celebrations' radical origins.

  • Criminalizing people who need help

    Police in Columbus, Ohio, responded with force, not assistance, in two cases where people were suffering mental-health issues.

  • How we protected Jose when the system didn't

    A determined campaign pressured a North Carolina city to drop charges against a teenager falsely accused of assaulting a police officer.

  • Black Bloc tactics weaken our struggle

    An SW contributor challenges some of the points made in defense of the Black Bloc's actions at the Portland May Day march.

  • Trump's favorite sheriff claims another victim

    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is under increasing scrutiny because of the execution-by-dehydration of a mentally ill man behind bars.

  • The Portland police were at fault

    Three readers respond to an SW report on the police attack on a Portland May Day march and the discussion of left strategies.