Police Violence

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Chicago Cop Indicted For Killing Jose Nieves

Prosecutors charged Lowell Houser with first-degree murder.

A map of where the pipeline will cut through in Suwannee County, Florida, where yesterday's arrests happened. The pipeline crosses over the Suwannee River in the map's northwest portion, seen above.

Direct Actions Against Pipeline in Florida Leads to 8 Arrests

Those arrested include two women who locked themselves to a construction truck.

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NYPD Disciplinary Hearing Begins for Cop Who Killed Ramarley Graham

Officer Richard Haste shot the unarmed teenager in his home in February 2012.

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DOJ: Chicago PD Uses Excessive Force in Communities of Color

The Department of Justice’s investigation was sparked by the death of Laquan McDonald at the hands of former officer Jason Van Dyke.

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Department of Justice, Baltimore Officials Reach Deal on Proposed Police Reforms

The city's public spending board approved the consent decree, which now requires a U.S. District Court judge's confirmation.

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Texas Cop Suspended 10 Days For Violent Arrest of Black Woman, Daughters

Jacqueline Craig's attorney: "I don't care how many Black faces [the Fort Worth Police Department puts] in uniform, they put a message out that our lives are less valuable."

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WATCH: Senator Cory Booker to Testify Against Jeff Sessions

It’s the first time a U.S. senator has gone on the record against a colleague during a confirmation hearing.

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Chicago PD Officer Suspended for Killing Unarmed Man

The unidentified officer was off duty when he shot Jose Nieves.

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Philadelphia Cop Who Punched Teen is Under Investigation

The district attorney dropped charges against 16-year-old Johnnae Pendleton for allegedly assaulting the officer.

The 16 Black Panthers Still Behind Bars

Black Panther alumni celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Party in 2016. In this informal census we present the names of those who are still in prison, who were recently released and who died while incarcerated.

The Kids Who Rocked the Racial Justice Movement in 2016

From demanding clean water to protesting police violence, these children prove that you’re never too young to stand up for your people.

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Family of Man Killed by D.C. Police Files $50 Million Lawsuit

The civil suit alleges that Officer Brian Trainer unlawfully killed Terrence Sterling.

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Milwaukee Ex-Cop Who Killed Sylville Smith Indicted

Dominique Heaggan-Brown could face up to 60 years in prison.

Sophia Wilansky, 21, arrives to her New York home on December 10, 2016.

Water Protector Who Almost Lost Arm Returns Home, Faces Lengthy Recovery

Sophia Wilansky, 21, was one of 300 activists injured during a face off with police in November at Standing Rock. 

Military veterans, most of whom are Native American, confront police guarding a bridge near Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on November 30, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

#NoDAPL Tribal Leaders Testify Before International Human Rights Commission on Abuses

Native women's rights and excessive force by law enforcement were discussed in-depth. 

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Dems Urge FCC to Tackle Surveillance Tech in Communities of Color

A new letter from nine U.S. Representatives to FCC chariman Tom Wheeler echoes activists' calls against the stingray technology that many police departments use to monitor communities of color.

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Shaun King Launches 'Injustice Boycott' Against State Violence

The New York Daily News columnist launched the first phase of the boycott in San Francsco, New York City and Standing Rock.

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Mistrial Declared in Walter Scott Murder Case

State prosecutor vows to try North Charleston ex-police officer Michael Slager again.

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Films About Michael Brown, Roxanne Shanté Featured in 2017 Sundance Lineup

These films will bring issues of racial justice and emergent voices of color to Park City.

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No Charges for Charlotte Cop Who Killed Keith Lamont Scott

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray: “It is my opinion that officer Vinson acted lawfully when he shot Mr. Scott.”