Police Violence

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WATCH: The 5-Year Fight to Shut Down 'War Games Training' in the Bay Area

Bay Area activists have long maintained that the annual Urban Shield SWAT training and expo promotes police militarization under the guise of emergency preparedness. Here’s how they shut it down. 

Watch as Jason Van Dyke Stands Trial for Killing Laquan McDonald

The White officer faces six counts of first-degree murder for shooting the retreating Black teen 16 times.

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REPORT: The Urgent Need to Dismantle School Policing in Communities of Color

A new report from Advancement Project and Alliance for Educational Justice amplifies the voices of students of color who are demanding police-free schools.

Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter Charge in Black Man's Shooting Death

Dallas Police Officer Faces Manslaughter Charge in Shooting Death of Botham Jean

Amber Guyger’s fatal shooting of the Black man recast national attention on police violence and accountability.

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WATCH: New Doc Captures Black Southerners' Resistance

“What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?” looks at communities and how its residents cope with police violence and economic displacement.

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Jordan Edwards' Family Speaks Out About Cop's 15-Year Sentence

Stepmother Charmaine Edwards on Roy Oliver’s punishment: “He can actually see life again after 15 years, and that’s not enough because Jordan can’t see life again.”  

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Police Less Likely to Arrest Killers With Black Victims

“There is a straight line between Black people being outraged loudly about police officers being able to shoot and kill people and being able to get away from it and Black people quietly wondering when that homicide in their neighborhood is going to be solved.”

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What You Need to Know About the Police Killing of Harith 'Snoop' Augustus

A Chicago Police Department officer accused Augustus of selling loose cigarettes. He was fatally wounded seconds later.

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WATCH: Amandla Stenberg Shines in Trailer for 'The Hate U Give'

Stenberg’s character is forever changed when she sees a White police officer shoot and kill her friend.

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STUDY: Police Killings of Unarmed Black People Traumatize Black Communities

Co-author Atheendar S. Venkataramani: “It’s really about all the kinds of insidious ways that structural racism can make people sick.”

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LISTEN: 'Aftereffect' Recounts How Institutions Fail People With Disabilities

A new podcast explores the story of Arnaldo Rios Soto, an autistic man whose life turned upside down after a police officer shot his unarmed behavioral aide. 

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Mary J. Blige Probes Police Killing Cover-Up in 'Body Cam'

The Oscar-nominated actress and singer will star in the horror film as a police officer haunted by a supernatural presence connected to the murder of a Black child.

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Read James Blake's Response to Punishment of NYPD Cop Who Assaulted Him

“It is this continued failure of the NYPD’s disciplinary system that perpetuates police abuses, brutality and misconduct, and leads to the unjust killings of civilians.”

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Malcolm Jenkins Silently Uplifts NFL Players' Anti-Racist Activism

The Philadelphia Eagles safety opted not to answer reporters’ questions about the president disinviting his team. Instead, he used signs to reiterate the point of players’ protest.

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Podcast Series Details Life and Death of Black Teen Killed by Baltimore Police

“The Daily” tells the story of Lavar “Nook” Montray Douglas—and the family that mourns him—in five-parts.

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Sterling Brown, Milwaukee Bucks Critique Police 'Intimidation' After Arrest Video Release

The NBA player pledged legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department after it released a video of officers violently arresting him in January.

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Facebook Must Protect Its Black Users [OPINION]

“The platform is a safe space for White supremacists to spew anti-Black vitriol, organize Klan rallies, and encourage physical violence against Black people without reprimand from Facebook.”

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Police Violence Rips Bed-Stuy Apart in Trailer For 'Monsters and Men'

The ensemble drama, which premiered at Sundance, follows three Brooklynites in the aftermath of a police officer shooting a Black man.  

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WATCH: How Mainstream Media Erases Black Police Shooting Victims From Gun Control Coverage

A new video from Media Matters for America breaks down the ways many media outlets demonize Black victims of police killings.

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ICYMI: Amnesty International Names Colin Kaepernick 'Ambassador of Conscience'

“This is an award that I share with all the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers.”