Topic: Police brutality

  • Why do the Seattle cops want a fortress?

    Hundreds came to a Seattle City Council meeting to demand that officials halt plans to build a multimillion-dollar police station.

  • Anger boils over in Milwaukee

    The death of yet another Black man at the hands of police, this time in Milwaukee, touched off nights of rebellious protests demanding justice.

  • Another execution in the streets of Chicago

    The Chicago Police Department has had blood on its hands for a long time, but they got even bloodier with the murder of Paul O'Neal in July.

  • They turned U.S. streets into a war zone

    In the "world's greatest democracy," police are increasingly indistinguishable from a heavily armed occupying army deployed by the Pentagon.

  • No sign of justice yet

    The dropping of charges against the cops who killed Freddie Gray begs the question: What will it take to hold police responsible?

  • Exposing the NYPD's lies about Delrawn

    The media bought a New York cop's story that he killed Delrawn Small in self-defense, until a video showed that it was murder.

  • Calling for police accountability in Madison

    Activist groups rallied outside the Madison Police Union headquarters to take a stand against racism and police brutality.

  • We won't be preyed upon

    More than 400 people defied the state's scare tactics and joined a demonstration against racist police violence in Syracuse.

  • Cuentan más que nunca

    Las renovadas protestas contra el racismo y la violencia de la policía ofrecen una alternativa contra aquellos que nos piden ser "pacientes."

  • Blue is not beautiful

    The pro-police cry of "Blue Lives Matter" implies something its supporters don't intend: The cops act as a caste set apart--and above the law.

  • New Yorkers are denied the "right to know"

    New York City’s liberal leaders blocked a mild police reform bill that many advocates thought was too watered-down to begin with.

  • #Justice4Jerry on the march

    The police killing of Jai "Jerry" Williams in Asheville, North Carolina, is sparking outrage and bitter protest against unaccountable violence.

  • What's hidden behind Obama's call for "unity"?

    Another shooting of police officers has put opponents of racism and police violence under new pressure to moderate their rhetoric and demands.

  • Resistamos la ola pro-policiaca

    La policía tratan de oscurecer las víctimas de la violencia policiaca culpando a los que protestan por las muertes en Dallas.

  • Why #BlackLivesMatter matters more than ever

    The renewed surge of protests against racist police violence offer an alternative to those who say we have to be "patient" and wait for change.

  • Whose lives are on the line?

    Police kill someone every eight hours in the U.S., but their job doesn't even rank among the top 10 most dangerous occupations.

  • Threatened by a right-winger in Portland

    A conservative blogger with a history of harassing left activists in Portland pulled a handgun at an anti-police violence march.

  • We won't rest until Philando gets justice

    Hundreds of people are keeping up a vigil outside the Minnesota governor's mansion to call for justice for another victim of police.

  • Six athletes who stood up for Black lives

    Professional athletes have provided a flicker of hope during these agonizing days by speaking out against police violence.

  • Resisting the pro-police backlash after Dallas

    Police and the media are trying to shift the spotlight from the victims of police violence by blaming those who rose up to protest the killings.

  • 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.