Police Violence

Tennessee-Based Ad Firm Tries to Make 'Blue Lives Matter' A Thing

by Sameer Rao on Oct 8, 2015 12:45PM

Tactical Magic put up their first billboard capitalizing on "Black Lives Matter" in Memphis. Now, the billboards have spread around the country. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Media

This Atlanta Musician Is Running and Cycling To NYC To Protest Police Brutality

by Sameer Rao on Oct 6, 2015 4:18PM

Prohaize is in the 15th day of a jogging and cycling trip up the East Coast to protest police brutality and advocate for reform - particularly body cameras, which he has outfitted himself with to document the journey. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Arts & Culture, Media

Dunkin' Donuts Employee Writes '#BlackLivesMatter' on Coffee Cup, Upsets Police Union

by Sameer Rao on Oct 6, 2015 2:04PM

A Providence, R.I. police union is upset that an officer received a coffee cup from Dunkin' Donuts that said "#BlackLivesMatter" on the side.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Media

NYPD Pledges to Track and Report Every Time Officers Use Force

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Oct 2, 2015 3:34PM

Inspector General report says NYPD falls down on tracking force, deescalating situations and disciplining officers who use excessive force.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Fundraiser Friday: 'An American Nightmare' Documentary Series Will Explore American Racism's Roots

by Sameer Rao on Sep 25, 2015 3:38PM

The organizations behind this documentary series are crowdfunding via Kickstarter to tell the story of black labor and activism in the face of historical racism. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Labor, History, Media, Criminal Justice

The Top 3 Times Law Enforcement Let White People Wild Out in 2015

by Sameer Rao on Sep 25, 2015 11:21AM

Video of a white Brooklyn jogger threatening a white couple pushing a stroller has made its way around the Internets. But it's only the latest example of how police and extrajudicial authorities have responded to white people's outrageous behavior with remarkable restraint. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, Media

UPDATE: The Trouble With the Sandra Bland Case

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 25, 2015 11:10AM

Paul Looney, the man running the commission that is investigating Bland's death: “[The sherrif] can read it or not read it. If he wants to throw the whole thing in the trash can, he can.”

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

STUDY: 1 in 3 Migrants Deported at the Mexican Border Experience Abuse

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Sep 22, 2015 1:22PM

From verbal abuse to racial discrimination, more than a third of those deported by Border Patrol were subjected to mistreatment.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Immigration

President Obama Addresses Empowering Black Women During CBCF Speech

by Sameer Rao on Sep 22, 2015 12:16PM

The President's speech at this weekend's Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gala focused on the concerns of black women, whose voices have been marginalized even during justice struggles.  

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Society, History, Media, Politics, Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

VIDEO: This Teenage Rapper Brilliantly Addresses Police Brutality Over 'NY State of Mind' Sample

by Sameer Rao on Sep 21, 2015 3:36PM

TJ Brown's verse is very much worthy of your attention. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Media