Police Violence

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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.”

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Why It Matters That Trump Tapped Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

The GOP previously rejected Sessions for a federal judgeship because it felt he was too racist to take the bench.

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WATCH: A Tribe Called Quest Inspires Mass Protest in New Music Video

The politically charged "We the People..." features on the group's final album, "We Got it From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service."

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Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Charged With Manslaughter

St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Castile on July 6.

Young Black men hold up signs that read "We are not animals" and "Black lives matter."

Black Lives Matter Issues Statement on Election of Donald Trump

“Donald Trump has promised more death, disenfranchisement and deportations. We believe him.... In the face of this, our commitment remains the same: protect ourselves and our communities.”

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'SNL's' Michael Che Tackles 'All Lives Matter,' Police Violence in New Stand-Up Special Trailer

"Michael Che Matters" premieres November 25 on Netflix.

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WATCH: Latest #MannequinChallenge Video Highlights Police Brutality

Creator and Vine star Simone Shepherd depicts the deaths of Sandra Bland, Philando Castile and Alton Sterling.

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T.I., Vic Mensa Criticize Lil Wayne for Black Lives Matter Comments

T.I.: "You have to get outta that bubble that you've been living in and get out here and educate yourself on what's going on around us!"