Criminalization

Ray Tensing. White man in black and white striped jail outfit, flanked by police officers.

Judge Declares Second Mistrial in Trial for Police Killing of Samuel DuBose

Now prosecutors have to decide if they will try former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing again for killing the unarmed Black man.

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Ramarley Graham's Mother Releases Internal NYPD Docs Critiquing Officers Involved in Son's Death

Constance Malcolm: "These documents only add to the evidence that both Sergeant Scott Morris and Officer John McLoughlin must be fired for the killing of my son Ramarley. They are a danger to public safety and should not continue to collect paychecks from the NYPD."

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Michael Brown's Family Settles Wrongful Death Suit With City of Ferguson

Lezley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. sued Ferguson, its former police chief and ex-officer Darren Wilson for their son's 2014 death, which sparked local and national activism against police violence.

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Former Milwaukee Cop Acquitted for Killing Sylville Smith

Dominique Heaggan-Brown was fired for still-pending sexual assault charges.

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Gwen Carr, Constance Malcolm Criticize NYPD's Misconduct Deal With Tennis Vet James Blake

"It's disappointing that after receiving preferential treatment from the city, James Blake appears to be giving cover to the de Blasio administration for its complete lack of police accountability and transparency instead of supporting the demands of our families and communities for an end to police abuses against us."

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Seattle Police Kill Pregnant Mother Charleena Lyles

The 30-year-old Black woman struggled with mental illness. Say her name.

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Philando Castile's Mom, Valerie: 'I'm Mad As Hell Right Now, Yes I Am!'

On the heels of the not-guilty verdict for the former police officer who fatally shot her son, Valerie Castile blasts the "free reign" of law enforcement with "no regard for human life."

A cardboard sign with a raised fist reads "Justice for Philando."

Jury: Jeronimo Yanez, the Former Cop Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile, is Not Guilty of Manslaughter

Jeronimo Yanez, the former St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer who fatally shot Castile in front of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter during a July 2016 traffic stop was also acquitted of dangerous discharge of a firearm.

Fatima Avelica, 13, daughter of Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, attends a rally for his release outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices March 13, 2017, in Los Angeles. Her father is mentioned in the Slate piece.

READ: 60 Days of Deportations and Detainments Under Trump

Tactics once reserved for violent criminals are now targeting undocumented youth and parents.

People stand together as they hold a vigil to support President Barack Obama's immigration executive action on April 18, 2016 in Miami, Florida. The order is now being rescinded under the Trump administration.

Trump Administration Keeps DACA in Place But Revokes DAPA

DAPA, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program, was created to keep families together but never took effect because it was tied up in litigation.

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ICYMI: Judge Orders NYPD, City Pay $75 Million for Illegal Summonses

The class-action lawsuit accused the department of issuing nearly 900,000 unqualified court summonses to meet quotas.

Karyna Jaramillo, a transgender activist from Cuernavaca, México, who fights for immigrant and LGBTQ communities in Maricopa County, Arizona.

[VIDEO] This Trans Latina Immigrant Activist Won't Let Her Identity Stop Her From Protecting Her Community

In another segment of a five-part video series featuring immigration activists in Maricopa County, Arizona, Karyna Jaramillo struts her truth—even if law enforcement refuses to acknowledge it.

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REPORT: Strategies for Protecting Youth of Color From Disparate School Policing

The National Education Policy Center offers recommendations for revamping the way Black and Brown children are disciplined in schools.

A U.S. border wall tops a levee near Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on March 15, 2017, near La Grulla, Texas.

This Is Trump's Latest Proposal to Fund His 'Great Wall'

Hint: It involves solar panels.

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Las Vegas Officer Charged With Manslaughter for Choking Tashii Brown to Death

Kenneth Lopera used an unapproved "rear naked choke hold" on the unarmed Brown. It proved fatal.

A shadow is cast of a cell door of a male prison on March 15, 2017, in Wrexham, Wales.

READ: How Prisons Are Affected By Climate Change

Across the country, incarcerated men and women's lives are in danger as a result of facilities' environmental violations.

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Singer Elijah Blake's 'Hanging Tree' Mourns Black Casualties of Racism Through the Generations

"Everybody's praying for peace, but who's gonna protect us from the police?"

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NYPD Officer Charged With Murder for Killing Deborah Danner, an Elderly Black Woman in Mental Distress

The 66-year-old Black woman was experiencing a mental health crisis when Sergeant Hugh Barry shot and killed her.

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Cleveland PD Fires Timothy Loehmann—But Not for Killing Tamir Rice

His partner Frank Garmback received a 10-day suspension for actions related to Rice's killing.

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Follow the Philando Castile Court Case Via This New Podcast

Minnesota Public Radio's "74 Seconds" recaps former police officer Jeronimo Yanez's livestreamed killing of Castile at a traffic stop, then delves into his current manslaughter trial.