Aaron Morrison
Aaron Morrison

Aaron is a Senior Staff Writer for The Movement at Mic. He covers the intersection of race, justice, politics, diversity and civil rights. He has previously written for IB TImes, Miami Herald, The Bergen Record of New Jersey and the Associated Press. Send tips to aaron@mic.com.

June 24, 2017

Charleena Lyles was a "powerful lady" — until she faced Seattle's flawed criminal justice system

Like Charleena Lyles, women who experience mental health instabilities have been more likely than men to encounter a criminal justice system that is ill-equipped to treat them.

June 23, 2017

Judge declares mistrial in retrial of officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose

The jury spent five days deliberating Ray Tensing's fate.
June 19, 2017

Charleena Lyles was shot dead by Seattle police — after calling 911 for help

Police said the officers who responded to Lyles' call for help were told that she was a "hazard" before they arrived.
June 9, 2017

Solange celebrates New Orleans Confederate statue removal: "Where ya ass is at Robert?"

"All white supremacy monuments must go. Issa fire sale."
June 9, 2017

How Vanita Gupta became the DOJ's unsung hero at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement

Vanita Gupta spent years overseeing the federal probes into police shooting cases. Now, as head of the Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights, she's a leader in the Trump resistance.
June 8, 2017

Jurors selected in murder trial for the death of Samuel DuBose

The University of Cincinnati officer fatally shot Samuel DuBose in 2015.

June 5, 2017

Jeronimo Yanez's trial over Philando Castile's death begins with a mostly white jury in Minnesota

Jurors will weigh whether the St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer's use of lethal force was reasonable.
June 3, 2017

Jurors often want to convict police of violent crimes. These Supreme Court rulings stand in the way.

Two Supreme Court rulings from the 1980s have made lethal uses of force by police incredibly hard to punish in court.
May 31, 2017

A noose was found inside the black Smithsonian museum in D.C.

The Smithsonian has reported discovering two nooses at two different museums in the span of a week.
May 31, 2017

NYPD officer who killed Deborah Danner in October arrested, charged with murder

The officer killed the mentally ill woman on Oct. 16, claiming she was armed with a bat.
May 27, 2017

St. Louis wants to take down a Confederate monument. But there's a catch.

The city's treasurer started the "Take It Down St. Louis" campaign to raise money to move a 103-year-old Confederate monument.

May 23, 2017

Women's March organizers on Betty Shelby verdict: "A white woman's fear of a black man" is no excuse

Women's March organizers and Black Lives Matter Oklahoma City are calling on the DOJ to file charges against Betty Shelby.
May 23, 2017

Read the public letter jurors wrote after finding Betty Shelby not guilty of manslaughter

The jury concluded that race was not a factor in Shelby's decision to shoot Terence Crutcher.
May 22, 2017

Mississippi lawmaker wants to "lynch" people who take down Confederate monuments

Karl Oliver called for violence against Louisiana leaders who oversaw the recent removal of four Confederate statues.
May 20, 2017

Betty Shelby will return to work five days after her acquittal in Terence Crutcher's death

The Tulsa chief of police has cleared Betty Shelby for return to the force.
May 20, 2017

Former FBI director James Comey will testify in an open Senate session, after Memorial Day

The former FBI director had previously declined an invitation to testify before an open session of the judiciary committee.

May 20, 2017

Trump is expected to tell Muslims that extremism is their problem to solve

"This is a battle between those who seek to obliterate human life and those who seek to protect it"
May 19, 2017

New Orleans mayor: It's not just about the Confederate statues, it's about our attitudes

"If we take these statues down and don’t change to become a more open and inclusive society this would have all been in vain."
May 19, 2017

The NAACP says it is going to revive itself. First, it's ousting Cornell William Brooks.

The organization hopes to remain relevant to the civil rights movement, with a new leader.
May 19, 2017

A Basquiat painting just set a $110.5 million auction record for American art

No other American artist has broken through the $100 million mark at auction.