Police Violence

Black Lives Matter, ACLU Call out LAPD for Trampling First Amendment Rights

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 1, 2015 1:43PM

Plus, LAPD officers started wearing body cameras yesterday.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Politics

Autopsy Results Cast Doubt on St. Louis Officers’ Story in Mansur Ball-Bey Shooting

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 31, 2015 4:10PM

St. Louis circuit attorney opens independent investigation into the police-involved shooting.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

Texas Street Where Sandra Bland Was Arrested to Carry Her Name

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 27, 2015 1:02PM

Soon, a whole lot more people will be forced to #SayHerName.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

Maryland is First State to Ban Broad Class of Discriminatory Profiling in Law Enforcement

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 26, 2015 3:01PM

Maryland’s new policy aims to “help repair the frayed relationships between police and many in the community by making mutual respect the norm in everyday police encounters.”

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Politics, Criminal Justice

Ferguson Activists and Attorneys Talk Chemical Warfare, Mass Arrests, Latest Police Shooting

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 20, 2015 4:28PM

"All of this is designed to intimidate peaceful demonstrators from engaging in protected First Amendment activity and chill their right to free speech."

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Schools & Youth, Criminal Justice

#LastWords Project Chronicles Last Words of Unarmed Black Men and Boys

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 19, 2015 2:13PM

Shirin Barghi's #LastWords project chronicles the final words of unarmed black men and boys.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Arts & Culture

More than 1,000 Black Activists Sign Statement of Support for Palestine

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 18, 2015 4:20PM

And they call for the U.S. government to cut diplomatic and economic aid to Israel.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, History, Politics, Global Affairs

The Interrupters

by Waleed Shahid on Aug 14, 2015 10:39AM

In a little over a week, Black Lives Matter members have interrupted three presidential campaign rallies, most notably one of Bernie Sanders' in Seattle. Here's what BLM leaders and collaborators have to say on the matter. 

Topics: Police Violence, Politics, Criminal Justice

5 Photos That Sum Up 12 Months of Street Action Against State Violence

by Bryan MacCormack (Images) and Akiba Solomon (Text) on Aug 13, 2015 10:21AM

After the police killing of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, photojournalist Bryan MacCormack traveled the country documenting street protests against racialized violence. Here, five powerful images from his 12-month trek.

Topics: Police Violence, Criminal Justice

A Deep Dive Into 'Parenting While Black' in a Post-Freddie Gray Baltimore

by Akiba Solomon on Aug 11, 2015 4:54PM

Colorlines alumn Carla Murphy talks with moms and dads who say they're struggling to protect their kids from racialized police violence and the street crime they don't trust law enforcement to address.

Topics: Police Violence, Society, Schools & Youth, Criminal Justice