Topic: Police brutality

  • 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.

  • 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.