Topic: Police brutality

  • Can the police be reformed?

    The history of where the police came from and why is key for activists who are asking what can be done to reform them.

  • The shame of San Francisco

    The list of people killed by the San Francisco police continues to grow, and reform from the top isn't solving the problem.

  • Police crimes too big to hide

    The Oakland Police Department has gone through three chiefs in the last two weeks because of the cops' sickening abuses.

  • The police don't need bunkers

    Opponents of a planned $160 million police station in Seattle gathered to speak out against the warped priorities of city officials.

  • Their phony "Ferguson effect"

    Louisiana lawmakers have passed a "Blue Lives Matter" law, but it's not the police who need protecting from the public.

  • Still demanding justice for Andre and Bryson

    Around 100 people gathered in Olympia, Washington, to remember two unarmed Black men shot a year ago by a white officer.

  • We want Lynch to say her name

    Activists protested at the U.S. Department of Justice as part of national solidarity actions for Sandra Bland and other victims of police.

  • How the people fired the SFPD chief

    Greg Suhr finally resigned as head of the San Francisco Police Department after months of growing pressure for action.

  • Why did David Joseph's killer go free?

    A somber crowd gathered in Austin, Texas, in response to the news that the officer who killed David Joseph would not be indicted.

  • De Blasio's misguided "gang takedowns"

    A giant sweep through North Bronx public housing projects shows the ominous new direction of policing in New York City.

  • Hungry for justice in San Francisco

    The Mission District police station is the site of a hunger strike by five people who have a single demand: Fire SFPD Chief Greg Suhr.

  • Twenty-three days for Ramarley

    After four long years and no accountability or justice, it is long past time to hold the cops who killed Ramarley Graham to account.

  • Black Lives Matter in Canada

    Anti-racist activists are mobilizing in Montreal and Toronto to demand justice for the victims of police brutality and violence.

  • The sharp edge of American racism

    The need to build a larger movement is about coming to terms with the enormity of our task when we talk about ending police terrorism in our communities.

  • Another case of police murder in New Orleans

    Only a racist system could shield the cops who fired 20 bullets at someone for the "crime" of being in a car that rolled two feet.

  • Standing united against the SFPD's murders

    Some 200 people packed a meeting in San Francisco to hear about the struggle to win justice for Mario Woods and Alex Nieto.

  • Murdering Akai a second time

    The decision of the Brooklyn prosecutor to not ask for jail time in the killing of Akai Gurley is a slap in the face to Akai's family.

  • The NYPD continues to target cop-watchers

    The arrest and assault of two respected criminal justice activists shows that New York City cops still operate with impunity.

  • We won't stop demanding justice for Tony

    Tony Robinson's family and their supporters organized a weekend of protests in Madison to mark one year since his murder by police.

  • David Joseph deserves justice

    The family of a teenager killed by Austin, Texas, police joined supporters to demand justice from the authorities' investigation.

  • Executed by the Seattle Police Department

    The murder of Che Taylor casts a harsh new light on a police department that is supposed to be the poster child for reform.

  • Why we didn't go to the White House

    A Black Lives Matter Chicago organizer explains why the group declined an invite to attend a meeting at the White House.

  • Chained to a desk over a parking ticket

    The mistreatment of a Princeton professor of African American Studies is yet another example of out-of-control policing.

  • David was stolen from us

    If David Joseph's police killer in Austin is brought to justice, it will be because we continue to organize and fill the streets.

  • We'll keep fighting for Noel Aguilar

    Despite intimidation by Long Beach police, activists went ahead with a march and civil disobedience action to protest police murder.