Video captured the lynching of Fredy Bermúdez, an off-duty Colombian police investigator. The violent repression of protesters by police has prompted a national awakening on police brutality in Colombia.
“The number of people reported as disappeared increases by the hour” as police sweep up protesters at blockades. NGOs are scrambling to find as many as 435 people who have gone missing during the unrest.
A raid on May 6 killed 27 young residents, and an investigation is underway. But witnesses and human rights advocates claim the incident was a “massacre.”
The incident took place in the city of Cali, which has become an epicenter for anti-government protests roiling in Colombia since late April.
Police Claimed Her Jail Death Was Suicide. After Months of Outrage, a Cop Was Just Charged With Murder
Keyla Martínez, a 26-year-old nursing student, was detained for a COVID curfew violation in Honduras in February. She was found dead in a police cell hours later.
After a 17-year-old boy kicked a police officer on a motorbike, the officer drew his gun and shot him dead.
Despite a life-saving Supreme Court ban on police operations in favelas, deadly raids in these poor neighbourhoods are back and on the rise.
The killing of Victoria Esperanza Salazar in the tourist town of Tulum provoked local protests but no national outcry.
Facial recognition cameras commit minimal errors in recognizing the faces of white men, but they misidentified black women up to nearly 35 percent of the time, according to a recent study.
A filmed police encounter ignited a conversation about racism in Japan. And then nothing happened.
The ruling could have important implications for other racial discrimination cases over hairstyles in Afro-Caribbean nations across the region.