Topic: Police brutality

  • A cold-blooded murder for all the world to see

    The videotaped execution of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago cop is sparking outrage around the world, and days of protests in Chicago.

  • A racist attack on Black Lives Matter

    Opponents of racism and police violence are speaking out after a shooting by white supremacists left five protesters injured.

  • On the road for justice in Minneapolis

    The eruption of protest over a police murder in Minneapolis continues following a highway blockade led to over 50 arrests.

  • Why are the cops so camera shy?

    The heads of the FBI and DEA are the latest officials to claim that police can't do their jobs because of the "Ferguson effect"--fear of public scrutiny.

  • A true-blue liar and thug

    The death of an Illinois police officer was used to smear Black Lives Matter--but now we know the facts about Joe Gliniewicz.

  • The bullies in blue don't belong in our schools

    Classrooms should be a safe place of learning and growth--which makes the latest video of police brutality against Black youth all the more horrifying.

  • A strategy session for the pro-police backlash

    Chicago is hosting an annual police chiefs' convention--and protesters plan to make them feel as unwelcome as possible.

  • Making excuses for the thugs in blue

    From police officials to prosecutors, and judges to politicians, the idea of holding police accountable is so rare as to be almost non-existent.

  • Thabo Sefolosha chose to fight back

    NBA player Thabo Sefolosha was cleared of the criminal charges brought against him after the NYPD broke his leg.

  • The NYPD is in the dark ages

    A spat between the New York police chief and an independent investigator reveals what we've won--and how far we have to go.

  • Keep the guns away from campus cops

    Activists disrupted a speech by Portland State University's president to protest plans to militarize campus police.

  • Will a killer cop go free in Texas?

    Legal maneuvers by lawyers for the Austin police detective who killed Larry Jackson Jr. highlight challenges for the BLM movement.

  • Pressure builds to fire a killer cop

    Family members of Chicago police murder victim Rekia Boyd were joined by several hundred supporters for a #SayHerName rally.

  • 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.