police brutality

5 days ago

That Was Quick: Cop Who Shot Black Woman In Her Own Home Charged With Murder

“A murder charge and an arrest is a good start — it’s more than we are used to seeing,” said civil rights lawyer S. Lee Merritt.

9.20.19

The Brutality of Hong Kong Police Is Putting Pro-Democracy Protesters in the Hospital

One protester was hospitalized for internal bleeding and a bone fracture after being beaten by police.

8.15.19

Here’s the Memo About the ‘Burden of Being Black at Google’

Read the full memo written by a departing Google employee on his experience as a Black person at Google.

5.15.19

Spike Lee Hated This Director’s Short, But Produced His Netflix Feature Film

We spoke to Stefon Bristol, the director of the sci-fi drama 'See You Yesterday', about how Spike Lee taught him to be more than a cliché.

5.8.19

Sandra Bland Recorded Her Traffic Stop. Now the Footage Is Out.

Bland was jailed after an encounter with a Texas cop over a minor traffic violation. Three days later she was found hanged in her cell.

1.17.19

Moodymann Shares Video of Distressing Altercation With Police

The iconic techno DJ, real name Kenny Dixon Jr., posted a distressing video to Instagram of Highland Park officers aiming rifles at him.

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10.19.18

'The Hate U Give' Attempts to Advance the Gridlock on Police Brutality

Director George Tillman Jr. on why he thinks the film can squeeze empathy out of a divided nation.

10.5.18

Jason Van Dyke, cop who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times in Chicago, found guilty of murder

Each count represented one of the 16 bullets the officer fired at the black teenager.

9.6.18

‘Random Acts of Flyness’ Nails the Horror Show of My Black Mind

Why this HBO show is the most daring thing on TV right now.

8.20.18

We Asked the Real 'BlacKkKlansman' Some Hard Questions About Being a Black Cop

Retired undercover cop Ron Stallworth talked about what it means to align yourself with law enforcement when you're black.

7.10.18

The Black Eyed Peas Premiere "Get It," a Charged Video About Police Brutality

The visual aims to raise awareness for police brutality and immigration reform.

6.20.18

Sterling Brown Lawsuit Reveals Racist Facebook Memes from Cops

The Milwaukee Bucks rookie has filed a civil rights suit against the City of Milwaukee, alleging police violated the equal protection clause, used excessive force, and unlawfully arrested him.

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