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Baton Rouge police chief resigns after a year of political turmoil over Alton Sterling shooting

Baton Rouge's mayor had campaigned on a promise to replace the city's police chief, in the wake of Alton Sterling's shooting death.

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July 17, 2017

Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police after reportedly calling 911 

The woman had reportedly called 911 to report an assault late Saturday night.
July 16, 2017

Before you call the police, ask yourself: Could this get someone killed?

Your problems are best solved without inviting people with guns.
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July 8, 2017

Baton Rouge police officer sues Black Lives Matter leadership for shooting injury

The officer is suing Black Lives Matter, claiming it incited violence against police.
July 5, 2017

Protesters at Alton Sterling march arrested in clashes with police as city marks year since he died

The protesters tried to break through police barricades.
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July 5, 2017

New York City police officer killed in “unprovoked attack”

An officer was shot and killed while she sat in her van, the NYPD says.

July 5, 2017

Alton Sterling: Timeline of events since the father of five was fatally shot by Baton Rouge police

Wednesday marks one year since Alton Sterling was fatally shot by Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police.
June 30, 2017

Seattle student fatally shot by police and 9 other stories you need to know this week

A roundup of news you might have missed this week, from Ray Tensing's mistrial to the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old student in Seattle.
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June 28, 2017

When cops kill, paying their victims' families can be a cold, calculating process, attorneys say

Black lives are often seen as having less monetary value in the eyes of the law.
June 28, 2017

Jay-Z's new '4:44' teaser suggests he's looking to merge his art and activism

The 30-second trailer features a message to "Stay black."
June 28, 2017

Alton Sterling’s children sue Baton Rouge over shooting, alleging racism and excessive force

The Sterling family alleges that police officers sent racist text messages about people who protested the black man's shooting death.

June 27, 2017

3 Chicago officers charged with conspiracy in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald

The three Chicago police officers allegedly conspired to prevent an independent investigation and prosecution against Officer Jason Van Dyke.
June 26, 2017

A Czech company made interns compete in a bikini contest to get hired

A spokesperson from the company said the competition was to "promote technical education."
June 22, 2017

Columbus police officer kicks handcuffed black man in the head. Chief recommends 24-hour suspension.

The recommendation seems underwhelming, considering the evidence.
June 22, 2017

The acquittal in Sylville Smith's death shows that too little changes in Milwaukee, despite protests

The officer that shot Smith will face no repercussions in his death. Historically, few of the city's officers ever have.
June 21, 2017

Police shooting videos won't save black people

Once again, dashcam video shows the cruel quickness of police violence.

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June 20, 2017

Michael Brown's parents reach settlement with Ferguson government

Brown's family has reached a settlement with the city of Ferguson.
June 16, 2017

Mother of Philando Castile: "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son."

"My son loved this city, and this city killed my son," Valerie Castile said Friday.
June 13, 2017

Dominique Heaggan-Brown Trial: 4 things to know about the Milwaukee police killing of Sylville Smith

The trial for former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown — who fatally shot Sylville Smith, an unarmed black man — began Monday.
June 6, 2017

Diamond Reynolds on why she recorded Philando Castile: "People are not protected against the police"

"I wanted everyone to see, that if I died in front of my daughter, everyone would know the truth."
June 6, 2017

A female Muslim student was called a "fucking terrorist" by her classmate. Then, she was suspended.

A police officer also allegedly used excessive force on the student.

June 6, 2017

Study: Americans want police to stop using force on the mentally ill, as long as they're white

"If we look at African-Americans with a history of mental illness, people want police to be more punitive," study author Barsamian Kahn said.
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.
June 1, 2017

St. Louis-area school board member sues police for using stun gun against her at 2015 protest

"This wasn't an attempt to incapacitate or subdue me," Kristine Hendrix said. "It was to punish me."
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May 25, 2017

BLM activist calls gay NYPD Pride March invitation to Toronto police "disgraceful"

The decision to extend the invitation to Toronto PD is controversial.
May 18, 2017

Betty Shelby is not guilty of manslaughter in shooting of Terence Crutcher, jury finds

Were she convicted of first-degree manslaughter, Betty Shelby faced between four years and life in prison.

May 17, 2017

Officer from department that killed Jordan Edwards used a stun gun on handcuffed black man

Damning new information continues to emerge about the Balch Springs Police Department.
May 15, 2017

Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad wouldn't sleep "if I closed my mouth on social issues"

The outspoken activist talks about what motivates her to speak up.
May 12, 2017

Terence Crutcher's mom: "Love your children while they're here with you"

Leanna Crutcher has a message for mothers who still have their children on Mother's Day and every other day.
May 8, 2017

Terence Crutcher's twin sister hopes his death will be the catalyst for police reform

The trial for Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby begins on Monday. She was charged with first-degree manslaughter.