Civil Rights


36 Civil Rights Groups Demand End to Amazon’s Partnerships with Police

Over 30 civil rights groups are calling on local, state, and federal officials to end police partnerships with Ring, Amazon’s home surveillance company.


These Cops Are Seizing Cash from People Who Smell Like Weed Before They Fly to California

Smelling like cannabis and buying your ticket right before your flight from this Florida airport are apparently great reasons for cops to take your stuff.


Cops in Arizona Tried a PR Stunt and It Backfired Horribly

Turns out ticketing people for good behavior isn't funny in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's old turf.


Why You Need to Care About DeRay Mckesson's First Amendment Case

This ruling could make protest leaders liable for things they didn’t do


A Black Teen Got His Throat Slit Over Rap Music. Activists Say It's a Hate Crime.

The white assailant quickly admitted to killing Elijah Al-Amin over the rap music because it made him feel “unsafe.”


Facebook's First 'Civil Rights Audit' Is the First Step in Climbing Everest

Facebook's Civil Rights Audit, published on Sunday, recommends the platform also ban implicit forms of white nationalism.


Why Hong Kong Won’t Back Down

One young father who quit his job to join the protest is among millions fighting to keep their autonomy from mainland China


Family Held at Gunpoint by Phoenix Cops Says Apologies Are a "Slap in the Face"

They want the officers held accountable, and community leaders are calling for rallies and protests this week


Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.


The Trump Administration Is Coming For Your Birth Control

Reproductive health advocates are already sounding the alarm over new rules finalized Thursday


Barr told to “stay woke” to data showing declining civil rights enforcement under Trump

Trump's DOJ has started 60 percent fewer civil rights cases than the Obama years and 50 percent fewer than Bush.