Police Violence

Hiring More Cops of Color Won't End Police Violence Against Black Civilians

by Rinku Sen on May 27, 2015 2:48PM

Rinku Sen argues that boosting racial diversity in police departments isn't enough to stop racist policing. The solution, she says, lies in confronting unconscious, hidden racial bias and taking a top-to-bottom look at how race affects policies and practices, regardless of who is carrying them out. 

Topics: Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Cleveland Commits to Broad Changes to its Police Practices

by Deepa Iyer on May 26, 2015 3:59PM

By signing a U.S. Department of Justice Department consent decree, the city's police department is agreeing to address officers' excessive use of force, implicit bias, treatment of people who are mentally ill, and a range of other problems.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

MSNBC: Rinku Sen Discusses Wall Street Corruption Adding To Racial Wealth Gap

by Kat Lazo on May 23, 2015 1:56PM

Sen, Colorlines' publisher and Race Forward's executive director, joins the Melissa Harris-Perry panel to discuss how Wall Street corruption adds to the racial wealth gap. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Media, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

All 6 Police Officers Charged in Freddie Gray Killing Are Indicted

by Akiba Solomon on May 21, 2015 5:59PM

A Baltimore grand jury indicted each officer with every offense they were charged with. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

We're Dying Too

by Andrea J. Ritchie on May 20, 2015 2:39PM

The police killings of black women such as Rekia Boyd, Yuvette Henderson and Mya Hall don't grab major headlines or spark mass marches. With a national day of action and a new report, organizers are demanding that we all pay close attention. Andrea J. Ritchie explains.

Topics: Police Violence, History, Media, Criminal Justice

ICYMI: Jay Z Calls Out Tidal Competitors, Name Checks Trayvon Martin and Freddie Gray in Freestyle

by Qimmah Saafir on May 20, 2015 11:17AM

The music-streaming service owner also criticizes black people who are skeptical of his new effort but support Nike, Apple and Spotify

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Arts & Culture, Economic Justice

Harry Belafonte Talks Police Violence, Economic Inequality and More at Town Hall Meeting

by Qimmah Saafir on May 15, 2015 1:20PM

The legendary world activist spoke on the current state of the black community, police brutality, capitalism and more. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

Peter Liang, Killer Cop or Chinese-American Scapegoat?

by Julianne Hing on May 14, 2015 9:13PM

The NYPD officer who killed Akai Gurley appears in court.

Topics: Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Wisconsin Activists Stage 'Black Out Wednesday' Walkout

by Julianne Hing on May 13, 2015 2:05PM

The protest takes place one day after a Dane County prosecutor declined to charge the officer who killed Tony Robinson Jr.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

No Charges for Madison Cop Who Killed 19-Year-Old Tony Robinson Jr.

by Julianne Hing on May 11, 2015 6:06PM

The 19-year-old was killed by Madison police officer Matt Kenny on March 6.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice