Pride parades across the world have become firmly established events marked by celebration, activism, courage, and inspiration.
The U.S. Park Police has responded to questions about why three African American teenagers were handcuffed while selling water without a permit on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The answers are as hollow as one would expect.
With the declaration of a second mistrial in the case against University of Cincinnati Police Officer Raymond Tensing for the fatal July 2015 shooting of Samuel DuBose on Friday, three police officers have managed to escape prison sentences in high-profile, police-involved killings of black people.
In graphic police dashcam video of a July 2016 traffic stop in Worthington, MN, obtained and released by the ACLU of Minnesota on Thursday, a white officer can be seen kneeing and punching Anthony Promvongsa, a Laotian-American man, moments after pulling him over.
This past Sunday morning, Seattle police responded to a 911 call from 30-year-old Charleena Lyles reporting an attempted burglary at her home. Shortly after police entered her apartment, Lyles was dead—officers fatally shot her while three of her children were present. It’s unclear what led to the rapid escalation and…
In a new video released Tuesday, Philando Castile’s girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, can be heard begging police to check whether he is still alive and crying out in prayer after Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot Castile seven times during a traffic stop last year. Her four-year-old daughter can also be heard trying to calm…
On Thursday evening, the Boston Police Department tweeted—then deleted— a picture of three black children smiling next to what was apparently an official BPD ice cream truck.
On June 5, Zachary N. Bearheels was en route from South Dakota to visit his mother in Oklahoma City when he was stopped by police outside a gas station in Omaha, NE. There, Bearheels—whose mother claims suffered from manic depression and schizophrenia—was reportedly Tasered a dozen times and punched multiple times in…
A new video from the scene of a fiery New Jersey car crash appears to show a group of police officers kicking and dragging a man who, moments earlier, had escaped his vehicle while still on fire.
In striking new evidence that the children will save us all, a group of hero students were filmed calling out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to his face on Tuesday.
Video showing the husband of a Texas sheriff’s deputy brutally choking a man outside a Denny’s restaurant was released on Monday. Even though the man later died, no arrests have been made in the case.
Hot little scoop here for ya: sometimes police might behave worse towards black people than they do towards white people.
More than six months after fatally shooting Deborah Danner, a 66-year-old woman with schizophrenia, in her Bronx apartment, New York Police Department Sgt. Hugh Barry was arrested and charged on Wednesday for his role in her death.
The Cleveland police officers who fatally shot and killed Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old who was playing in a city park when his life ended, are finally being reprimanded for their roles in the shooting—but for the weakest reasons possible.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in April that he had ordered a sweeping review of reform agreements reached with dozens of police departments, writing in a memo at the time that “local control and local accountability” made for effective policing and it was “not the responsibility of the federal government to…
A few years ago, William Bratton, former commissioner of the NYPD and the man responsible for exporting “broken windows” and stop-and-frisk across the country, went to a play that he enjoyed immensely. In the production, two teenagers named Emmett Till and Anne Frank have a sincere conversation about the…
So far this year, 367 people have been fatally shot by police in America. This time last year, it was 366. It is also just as true this year that black people remain disproportionately affected by police violence and that a disturbing number—one in 5—of police killings involve mental illness.
The family of a 7-year-old special needs student in Dallas says school staff and police used excessive force to restrain him and then allegedly sent him to a mental health facility for a week without his mother’s permission.
As a business, LSU has no problem making a few bucks off the labor of its athletes; as a university, it has no problem with the same athletes voicing their opinions on issues like police violence. And acting as both ticket seller and supposed free speech enthusiast, the LSU brass has found a way to please themselves…