Police Violence

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Oscar-Nominated 'Traffic Stop' Explores Violent Arrest of Breaion King

The short documentary delves into the Black teacher’s interaction with two White Austin Police Department officers in 2015. 

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NYPD Officer Acquitted After Killing Deborah Danner

Officer Barry had a Taser, but opted to use his gun on the 66-year-old woman, who had a known history of mental illness.

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WATCH: New Film 'Monsters and Men' Tackles the Devastation of Police Violence

The movie about how a killing affects three New Yorkers of color will debut at Sundance. 

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Upon the Release of Her New Memoir, Patrisse Khan-Cullors Reflects on the Power of Storytelling

The Black Lives Matter co-founder talks, state repression, “survivors’ guilt” and why she gets so personal in her new book, “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir.” 

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2017 Police Shootings By the Numbers

Officers fatally shot more people in 2017 than they did in 2016.

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3 Reasons the Philadelphia Eagles Should Hire Colin Kaepernick

With Carson Wentz out for the rest of the season, the winningest team in the NFC has a chance to bring another talented quarterback on board. Colin Kaepernick should be that man.

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REPORT: Police Shootings Are a Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

A report from Vice News shows that Black people are shot at a higher rate than other Americans.


United Nations: Taser Use in Some U.S. Prisons May Amount to Torture

Agency’s special rapporteur on torture calls on U.S. officials to file criminal charges after report reveals abuses in several prisons.

BREAKING: Ex-Cop Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Killing Walter Scott

North Charleston, South Carolina, former police officer Michael Slager was caught on bystander video shooting the unarmed Black man in the back.

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'My Platform Is My People': Colin Kaepernick Wins Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Surprise guest Beyoncé Knowles-Carter presents the prize to the NFL free agent at SI’s ”Sportsperson of the Year” awards. 

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Malcolm Jenkins and Michael Bennett Comment on Players Coalition Fracture

Several players accused Jenkins of negotiating the NFL’s recent financial commitment to social justice activism without a consensus.

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Colin Kaepernick Receives Muhammad Ali Legacy Award as NFL Commits Nearly $90 Million to Player Activism

“Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage, undaunted by the personal sacrifices he has had to make to have his message heard.”

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ICYMI: Black Lives Matter—L.A. Brings Back Its #BlackXmas Holiday Spending Campaign

The campaign encourages holiday shoppers to withhold their dollars from White corporations and redirect them toward Black businesses and community groups.

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DOJ Issues $98 Million in Grants to Hire More Police Officers

Municipalities that agreed to help the federal government detain immigrants received special consideration for funding.

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READ: Can Progressive Prosecutors Lead Criminal Justice Reform?

A new article asks if attorneys who are paid to put people in jail can help fix a system that disproportionately locks away Black and Latinx people.

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Report: Police Need More Transparent Body-Worn Camera Footage Policies

A new analysis from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and Upturn argues that body-worn cameras can hurt people of color when they are not employed to increase accountability.

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Colin Kaepernick's Supporters Sing His Praises for GQ 'Citizen of the Year' Profile

The activist maintained his silence for his new GQ cover story, so Ava DuVernay, Tamika Mallory and other high-profile allies attested to his defiance and resolve.

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Cop Who Drove Van in Freddie Gray's Fatal Injury Found Not Guilty on Administrative Charges

Caesar Goodson Jr. can keep his job with the Baltimore Police Department.

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NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs Acquitted for Killing Delrawn Small

“Today, the justice system made a statement that it does not equally value Black life and the life of our brother, Delrawn Small.”

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NFL Team Owners, Commissioner Deposed in Colin Kaepernick Collusion Case

Jerry Jones and Robert McNair publicly criticized NFL players for kneeling in opposition to police racism. Now they have to turn over their cell phone and email records to investigators.