Police Violence

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Rihanna Says No to the Super Bowl

The singer reportedly declined to perform at the halftime show in solidarity with blacklisted NFL player and activist Colin Kaepernick.

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Watch 'The Hate U Give' Take On 'The Talk'

A teaser for the upcoming screen adaptation of Angie Thomas’ Black Lives Matter-inspired book features Russell Hornsby teaching his character’s young children about the dangers of police violence.

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Tamir Rice's Mom Wants to Know Why Another Ohio PD Hired the Troubled Cop Who Killed Her Son (Updated)

Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was offered a new police job at another Ohio department. Rice’s mother, Samaria, is demanding answers.

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Jury Finds Jason Van Dyke Guilty of Murdering Laquan McDonald

The former Chicago Police Department officer shot the Black teenager 16 times as he was retreating.

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'Monsters and Men' Star and Creator On Sweeping Impact of Police Violence

John David Washington and Reinaldo Marcus Green talk to Colorlines about the Sundance hit’s genesis and plot, which explores the fallout of an NYPD officer killing an unarmed Black man.

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READ: Body Cameras Won't Save Us

A new article from The Atlantic says there is only so much that technology can do to improve police accountability.

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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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.