April 23, 2018

Police expose black woman’s breasts, force her to ground in viral Alabama Waffle House arrest video

Local authorities are investigating the incident caught on a cell phone camera.

April 12, 2018

‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’ brings comedy to the national dialogue on police abuse, social justice

In the 10-episode season, Wyatt Cenac will swing between hilariously benign topics and serious social and cultural problems.
April 12, 2018

Stephon Clark shooting has some conservatives torn: support police or oppose government “tyranny”?

"Is this how we should conduct escalation of force in an American neighborhood?”
April 6, 2018

America has done more to protect police than black people in recent years, civil rights lawyer says

Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt says judges and lawmakers are helping officers get away with murder.
April 4, 2018

National Day of Action for Stephon Clark: Protests coincide with memorial events for MLK

Five BLM chapters, including Sacramento, California; Chicago; Los Angeles; Lansing, Michigan; and Greensboro, North Carolina are participating in the day of action for Stephon Clark.
April 2, 2018

These black teens are demanding that Chicago invest in schools instead of police with #NoCopAcademy

Rahm Emanuel's administration has proposed to build a $95 million police training academy — while the school board has voted to close four predominantly black high schools.

April 1, 2018

At Stephon Clark rally, families of victims of police violence call for justice and accountability

During a heartfelt rally for Stephon Clark on Saturday, families of victims of police violence in the Sacramento area speak out and call for justice.
March 27, 2018

Civil rights attorney: Stephon Clark’s family should “stay focused” in the fight for justice

Stephon Clark's family initially contacted the law firm of John Burris, as police prepared to release video footage of the young black man's shooting death.
March 23, 2018

BLM protesters delay the Kings game for Stephon Clark. Watch how the team’s owner responded.

“We stand here before you — old, young, black, white, brown — and we are all united in our commitment,” Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Randivé said in a supportive statement to protesters.
March 23, 2018

Racial justice groups are sending thousands of black and brown kids to the March for Our Lives rally

Sponsorship drives across the country are helping nearly 2,000 students of color join Saturday’s anti-gun violence protest in Washington, D.C.
March 22, 2018

Sacramento police release video of Stephon Clark, an unarmed man killed by officers in his backyard

Stephon Clark was not holding a firearm when police in California fatally shot him on Sunday. It turned out to be a cell phone.

March 15, 2018

National Walkout Day detentions highlight concerns about racial bias in police response to protests

At least two black students in Chicago were handcuffed during nationwide walkout demonstrations that some have called historic.
Feb. 26, 2018

Parkland, school safety and the devastating effects law enforcement can have on black and brown kids

Police involvement in student discipline is at the root of the school-to-prison pipeline.
Feb. 17, 2018

Jury awards Korryn Gaines’ family $36 million in wrongful death lawsuit over 2016 police shooting

The jurors awarded more than $36 million to Korryn Gaines' family, with the bulk of the money going Gaines' son and daughter.
Feb. 15, 2018

NYPD officer who fatally shot Deborah Danner is found not guilty of all charges

After a two-week bench trial, Justice Robert A. Neary of the state Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors had not proven NYPD Sgt. Hugh Barry was unjustified when he shot and killed Deborah Danner.
Feb. 5, 2018

After Super Bowl protests, Black Lives Matter supporters turn their focus to schools

The week of action comes on the heels of Black Lives Matter protests at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Jan. 17, 2018

Colin Kaepernick says he met his goal of $1 million in donations to social justice organizations

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback said he will announce gifts of $10,000 each to groups over the next 10 days.
Jan. 17, 2018

Glo Merriweather witnessed a shooting death at a Charlotte protest. Now, they face a felony charge.

Glo Merriweather, an activist in Charlotte, is to face trial over rioting and assault charges after asking why police killed a black man named Keith Lamont Scott.
Jan. 2, 2018

Erica Garner’s legacy is already being co-opted

It all started when a spokesperson insisted that only black reporters reach out to Garner's family for comment about her death.
Dec. 30, 2017

Activist Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, is dead at 27

After the death of her father at the hands of the NYPD, Erica Garner became a prominent, fiery voice of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as in national and local politics.
Dec. 29, 2017

Mom of Alabama teen beaten by police: “I was shocked, horrified, devastated to see my son this way”

Angela Williams and her family — wearing All Lives Matter T-shirts — hope to avoid dividing their community among racial lines.

Dec. 27, 2017

Alabama police brutally beat a black teen. Now, family members and activists demand answers.

“The family is requesting justice for their son."
Nov. 14, 2017

Calvin Toney is the 196th known black man shot and killed by police in 2017

Police said officers engaged in a struggle with the 24-year-old black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, before deadly force was used.
Oct. 6, 2017

St. Louis activists explain why the Jason Stockley verdict protests won’t end any time soon

More than 300 people have been arrested over 20 days of anti-brutality protests in St. Louis.
Oct. 6, 2017

Patrick Harmon was shot in the back by Utah police. The district attorney says it was justified.

Patrick Harmon had been riding his bike across the lanes of a local road when an officer stopped him.
Oct. 5, 2017

The St. Louis protests are taking an “emotional toll” on police. That’s kind of the point.

Protests are designed to make people uncomfortable.

Sept. 26, 2017

Leon Ford Jr. was shot by police 5 times in 2012. Now he’s fighting for his civil rights.

The Pittsburgh native is unwavering in his quest to learn to walk again — and to fight for police brutality victims.
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Sept. 22, 2017

Missouri ACLU sues St. Louis over police tactics used on protesters after Jason Stockley’s acquittal

“People do have a First Amendment right to non-violent protest.”
Sept. 15, 2017

16 recent police brutality cases that show how often officers aren’t held accountable

Officers Howie Lake and Blane Salomoni will not face criminal charges for the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling.
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Aug. 19, 2017

Colin Kaepernick receives support from both inside and outside the NFL

"Just because you are in law enforcement doesn’t mean your voice is silenced."