Police Violence

Ella Taught Me: Shattering the Myth of the Leaderless Movement

by Barbara Ransby on Jun 12, 2015 1:56PM

It’s in vogue to call the new movement to end police violence against black civilians leaderless. Historian and veteran activist Barbara Ransby argues that it has many leaders in the Ella Baker tradition—and that Twitter won't save us. 

 

Topics: Police Violence, Labor, History, Media, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Cleveland Judge Finds Probable Cause for Murder Charges in Tamir Rice Killing

by Sameer Rao on Jun 11, 2015 5:37PM

The judge's opinion came after activists used an obscure Ohio law to bypass prosecutors. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

McKinney Cop’s Attorney Says He Was 'in an Emotional Place' During Pool-Party Altercation

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 11, 2015 3:09PM

Former McKinney, Texas, police corporal Eric Casebolt's attorney says he let his emotions get the best of him when he used excessive force to break up teen pool party.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Schools & Youth

Philadelphia Govt. Releases New Documents on Brandon Tate-Brown Shooting

by Sameer Rao on Jun 10, 2015 4:41PM

Fifty pages of investigation interviews and several surveillance videos were released to the attorney of Tate-Brown's mother. 

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

Video: Teen Arrested at McKinney Pool Party Tells His Side of the Story

by Sameer Rao on Jun 10, 2015 12:37PM

Check out an interview with Adrian Martin, the one person police arrested at the McKinney pool party. 

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Cleveland Leaders Bypass Prosecutors to Seek Arrest in Tamir Rice Case

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 9, 2015 5:10PM

Cleveland group invokes little-used law and files a motion asking judge to arrest cops who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

McKinney Residents Urging Voters to Pressure District Leadership to Discipline Cop

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 8, 2015 4:40PM

McKinney, Texas voters could use their power to impact how local police violence case is handled.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

LAPD Clears Officers Who Killed Ezell Ford

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 8, 2015 3:15PM

LAPD investigation says officers used justifiable force against Ezell Ford. Civillian Police Commision will make final decision.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence

Here’s the Housing Discrimination Suit the City of McKinney Settled

by Aura Bogado on Jun 8, 2015 2:06PM

The city essentially segregated poor people of color from living near whites until at least 2009

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Criminal Justice

Texas Activist Group Plans March In Response to McKinney Officer Violence

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 8, 2015 1:51PM

Protest is scheduled for tonight in response to police violence against local teens.

Topics: /NOW, Police Violence, Schools & Youth