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Gun Companies are Helping Toy Makers Design Replicas That Get Kids Killed

A look inside the secretive financial ties between gun manufacturers and the people behind airsoft guns that cops mistake for lethal threats.


What 'Serial' Gets Alarmingly Correct About Being Black in America

As a queer Black Clevelander, the podcast's new season investigating criminal justice in Cleveland clarifies a lifetime of racist interactions with police.


The cop who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice wants his job back

He was fired for lying on his job application.


Viral Black Death: To Watch or Not to Watch

The inner debate on the sharing of black death. It’s complicated.


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Americans See Black Men as Larger Than They Really Are, Study Finds

The survey also found that nonblack respondents thought black men were more capable of violence than whites—and that cops would be more justified using force in altercations with them.


Cops killed a 13-year-old boy in Ohio because he had a BB gun

Police were responding to reports of an armed robbery when the boy pulled a BB gun from his waistband.


A Plush Handgun Takes Aim at George Zimmerman's Evil Auction

Natalie Baxter quilts a counterpoint to Zimmerman's fateful Kel-Tec.


A Lawyer Explains Where Police Shooting Settlement Cash Actually Goes

Police shootings are big business for the attorneys who win wrongful death payouts.


Baltimore Police Shot a 13-Year-Old Boy Who Was Carrying a Replica Gun

The incident comes days after the city of Cleveland agreed to pay $6 million to the family of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old who was playing with a replica pellet gun in public when he was shot by an officer two years ago.


Police Union Boss: Tamir Rice's Family Should Use $6M Settlement to Teach Kids Not to Play With Toy Guns

The head of Cleveland's police union has some advice for the family of the 12-year-old boy who was gunned down by cops while playing with a replica pistol.