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

In 2017, at least five police officers who went to trial for killing black Americans have been acquitted.

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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."
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July 29, 2017

Here are three times — this week —Trump’s comments have been rebuked by the groups he was addressing

Plus details on a history of Suffolk County police misconduct.
July 28, 2017

In MS-13 speech, Trump was cheered for endorsing brutal practices used by police arresting “thugs”

“When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.’"
July 24, 2017

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.
July 24, 2017

‘Whose Streets?’ film highlights Ferguson activists’ battle with the trauma of protests

Brittany Ferrell, an organizer of the Ferguson Uprising, says a new documentary about Black Lives Matter protests shows why activists should be more intentional about checking in on each other.

July 21, 2017

Philando Castile’s mother supports Justine Damond’s family at march in Minneapolis

"We're just here to support the family," she said. "That's all."
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July 20, 2017

Police shooting of Justine Damond leaves Minneapolis Black Lives Matter activists conflicted

“Some white people don’t feel the tragedy until one of them is murdered.”
July 17, 2017

Texas police officer who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards indicted on murder charge

Roy Oliver fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards as he drove away from a party in April.
July 17, 2017

Eric Garner’s daughter to police violence victims: “In 3 years they won’t give AF”

The DOJ still hasn't released information on its investigation about the Eric Garner case.
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July 17, 2017

Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police officer

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.
July 12, 2017

Bakersfield, California, police arrest black teen girl mistaken for a large, bald black man

In a viral video, Tatyana Hargrove alleges that the officers punched and threw her to the ground as a K9 officer attacked her.
July 11, 2017

Video shows Georgia police officer beating homeless black woman during her arrest in June

The officer was initially cleared of wrongdoing, even after admitting that he struck the woman in the head.
July 11, 2017

After the Newark riots, one family staged a quiet, generations-long rebellion by staying in the city

On the 50th anniversary of the protests, the Williams family reflects on their decision to stay and help their city in its efforts to both rebuild and grow.