Topic: Police brutality

  • 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.

  • Hard facts about Portland's May Day "riot"

    Police are to blame for escalating the chaos and violence in downtown Portland, but the street battle raises key questions for the left.

  • Sessions' green light to police violence

    The order by Trump's attorney general to review all federal oversight of local police departments is a chilling endorsement of police impunity.

  • The resistance will not be branded

    The victim of an unprovoked pepper-spray attack by a Seattle cop woke up to find himself part of a Pepsi-mocking meme gone viral.

  • Why is this cop still in uniform?

    After he was assaulted, Earl Malanado found out his attacker was the same police officer who murdered Alan Blueford in 2012.

  • How do we honor Chance Baker's life?

    The killing of a homeless man by police in Portland, Maine, should be a wake-up call, but city officials aren't taking action.

  • A police cover-up breaks down in Sacramento

    For Joseph Mann, suffering a mental health crisis while Black and homeless proved to be a death sentence in California's capital city.

  • Touch of evil

    In this week's column, meet a modern-day Philip Marlowe, trying to crack a murder case that only he can't seem to solve.

  • 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.