Topic: Police brutality

  • What's behind the Oakland cops' killing spree?

    The recent deaths of several Black men at the hands of Oakland police is more evidence of entrenched racism and brutality.

  • Why did Ramarley have to die?

    Activists gathered in New York City to demand federal prosecution of the police officer who killed Ramarley Graham.

  • Lucha antirracista y elecciones

    Los altercados entre activistas de Black Lives Matter y candidatos han arrojado luz sobre la política del movimiento y los desafíos que enfrenta.

  • Who will fight for Black lives?

    Raising the Black Lives Matter issue forcefully is important, but the dismissal of potential supporters as racists is a problem.

  • Black Lives Matter and the 2016 elections

    Confrontations between Black Lives Matter activists and political candidates have cast a light on the movement's politics and the challenges it faces.

  • Winning talk isn't winning action

    Democrats have had to offer promises of change, instead of ignoring the issue of racist violence--but that isn't enough.

  • The racism that put a target on Sam DuBose

    Activists won a major victory with the indictment of the police officer who killed Samuel DuBose, but the struggle continues for justice.

  • What did they do to Sandra Bland?

    Family and friends refuse to accept the official story about how Sandra Bland died in a Texas jail--and are pointing the finger at police racism.

  • A wound that will never heal

    The sister of a 37-year-old father of seven killed by police in Washington state talks about her family's struggle for justice.

  • Victory will come when we get justice

    New York City protesters marked the one-year anniversary of the police murder of Eric Garner with a series of protests.

  • 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.

  • Dirty tricks of the state

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

  • Defying an unjust curfew

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

  • What we saw in Baltimore

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

  • 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.