police brutality


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.
Motherboard Staff
4 days ago

This Video Shows a Mentally Ill Man Who Called the Police for Help. Now He's Dead.

Tony Timpa's death is the latest example of police disproportionately brutalizing unarmed mentally ill people, even if they're less likely to be violent than the general population.
Ankita Rao

“You’re Gonna Kill Me”: Body-Cam Footage Shows Dallas Police Joking as Mentally Ill Man Dies

He called 911 because he hadn’t taken his medication, was high on cocaine, and needed help.
Kelly Vinett
VICE News Tonight on HBO

How the Death of Eric Garner Changed the NYPD and New York City

It took the death of one man, and many protests, to end "stop and frisk."
Dave Mayers

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
Tess Owen
Eric Garner

"Not a Big Deal": NYPD Lieutenant Was Unalarmed Upon Learning of Eric Garner's Death

Officer Daniel Pantaleo is undergoing a disciplinary hearing for his role in the 2014 incident.
Tess Owen

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.
Emma Ockerman
police brutality

Florida sheriff's deputy still has his job after punching and pepper-spraying a black teen

Tens of thousands of people, including the mayor, have called for his dismissal.
Emma Ockerman

Violent 'Bacon Dispute' at Georgia IHOP Raises Questions About Police's Use of Force

“Reducing it to bacon is inflammatory, discriminatory and offensive,” said defense attorney Sarah Flack.
Bettina Makalintal
VICE News Tonight on HBO

The fight to fire the cops who shot and killed Stephon Clark is still raging

Only a handful of people have been arrested — until this week.
Dexter Thomas

Suspects in Marielle Franco's Murder Have Ties to Bolsonaro Family

The two primary suspects in the murder of the Brazilian councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco previously received honors from senator-elect Flávio Bolsonaro, the son of president Jair Bolsonaro.
VICE Brazil
Fighting Words

Images of Racial Violence on Social Media Are Affecting My Body and Mind

Watching videos where black people are being harmed can result in vicarious traumatization—the trauma, even though it didn't happen to you, will resonate on a mental and physical level.
George M. Johnson