police brutality


The Cop Who Shot Atatiana Jefferson in Her Own Home Was Just 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.


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.


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.


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.


“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.


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."


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


"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.


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.


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.


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.


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.