Eric Garner

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Leaked: Disciplinary Record for Cop Who Killed Eric Garner

ThinkProgress obtained Daniel Pantaleo’s record from an anonymous source at the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board.

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5 Years After Ramarley Graham's Death, Supporters Still Demand Justice from NYPD

Hundreds of protesters called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who fatally shot Graham in 2012.

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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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DOJ Replaces Team Investigating Eric Garner's Killing

The federal civil rights investigation into Garner’s killing by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo was apparently slowed down by disputes between FBI investigators and Justice Department prosecutors over whether or not to bring charges against the involved officers. 

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Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Has Received Several Raises

Daughter Erica Garner tweeted: “This seems like movies.”

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Beyoncé Honors Mothers of the Movement, Crushes 'Lemonade' Hits at MTV Video Music Awards

Plus, Rihanna took home the Video Vanguard Award, Kanye West spoke (a lot) and more from the VMAs. 

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Filmmakers Demand DOJ Investigate Arrests of People Who Record Police Violence

More than 40 documentarians—including the minds behind “Chisholm ‘72: Unbought and Unbossed” and “Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution”—say that citizen journalists have the #RightToRecord and Black lives matter.

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Q&A: Marc Lamont Hill on Michael Brown, Imperfect Victims and Getting Past Survival Mode

Two years after the Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, the TV host, professor and writer Marc Lamont Hill shares why he dedicated his latest book, “Nobody,” to the 18-year-old, what’s changed in Ferguson and why we need to reframe how we see Black women’s encounters with police.

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Mothers of the Movement Say Hillary Clinton is Unafraid to #SayTheirNames

Nine women—the mothers of Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin and more—took to the stage at the DNC to endorse the candidate they feel cares the most about Black lives.

People march on Hollywood Boulevard in protest of the decision in New York not to indict a police officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner on December 6, 2014, in  Los Angeles.

READ: Police Brutality is a Part of the Environmental Justice Fight

This CityLab piece shows just how the environmental injustices Black people face exacerbate the severity of police violence.

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How Erica Garner Inspired the #LoudBlackGirls Hashtag

Feminista Jones: “Few voices are as systematically silenced as Black women’s.”

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Eric Garner's Family, Group of Rappers Tackle Police Brutality In Separate Songs Both Titled "I Can't Breathe"

One song comes from Eric Garner’s family, while another features a mix of artists including Talib Kweli and KRS-One.

Beyoncé Spills Some 'Lemonade,' Stops The World

Fans can now access both the visual and audio album via iTunes and Tidal. 

Watch This Group Update Hollywood Walk of Fame With Names of People Killed by Police

Indecline gives Tamir Rice, Aiyana Stanley-Jones and more the star treatment and declares that #BlackLivesMatter.

Vincent Chin's Niece Says Uncle 'Has Far More in Common With Akai Gurley Than Peter Liang'

Annie Tan responds to claims connecting her uncle’s tragedy to the conviction of fomer NYPD Officer Peter Liang.

#TBT: Today Marks 17 Years Since NYPD Officers Killed Amadou Diallo

His family is still fighting against police violence. 

Kendrick Lamar's Reaction to Police Brutality: 'Rage Is The Perfect Word for It'

In XXL’s latest issue,  the superstar speaks candidly about his own experiences with state violence. 

NYPD Pledges to Track and Report Every Time Officers Use Force

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

#LastWords Project Chronicles Last Words of Unarmed Black Men and Boys

Shirin Barghi’s #LastWords project chronicles the final words of unarmed black men and boys.

California Bans Grand Juries for Police-Involved Murders

California passes a law that puts the decision to charge officers for killing civilians solely in the hands of prosecutors.