Law Enforcement

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STUDY: Cops Routinely Use Disrespectful Language With Black People

Stanford University researchers found a new use for police body camera footage.

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READ: Series Exposes the Roles Race and Hate Play in Law Enforcement

The Intercept published data from classified FBI documents that it says shows White supremacists are embedded in police departments across the nation and that the Bureau continues to profile suspects based on race and religion.

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REPORT: Social Media Giants Helped Police Track Ferguson, Baltimore Protests

The ACLU says that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all provided user data to Geofeedia, a company whose social media montoring product was marketed to and used by law enforcement agencies to follow protestors.

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The Gap Between How Black and White Americans View Police, In 3 Charts

A new poll from the Pew Research Center makes it startlingly clear that—when it comes to interactions with law enforcement—there truly are two Americas.

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Like It or Not, Omar Mateen Committed a Crime as American as Apple Pie

While commercial media and politicians rush to blame the Pulse massacre on violent Islamism, we must remember that the killing of marginalized people lies at the very foundation of this country.

Today: White House Will Bring Together Civil Rights Activists Past and Present

President Obama is set to meet with leaders from Black Lives Matter and the Civil Rights movement.

New California Law Designed To Guard Against Racial Profiling

A new California law will require police to report details (including perceived race and gender, as well as the reason for the stop) on every civilian stop.

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

The prison system and the child welfare system both have the power to split families apart, and too often, they are tragically linked when the state imposes its judgment that a parent is no longer worthy of her child. For the majority of men and women in New York’s prisons, their fate as parents hinges on a legal timetable that pushes their children toward adoption.