Sunday, August 18, 2019

Tag: combating police brutality

Study: Cities with Most African-American Officers Have...

A police force that accurately reflects the diversity of the city it is sworn to protect may be vital in reducing police shootings of...

Wife of Ex-Cop Who Wrongly Framed a...

Should there be compassion for police officers who commit wrongdoing and ruin lives? A case in New Jersey reveals what happens when police officers...

The Blue Mentality: Study Shows in Police...

Most of the public discourse concerning police brutality and abuse is framed in terms of a Black and white issue.  But what if it...

Report: 1,200 People Killed By Police Last...

With the year that was 2015 now behind us, it is a perfect time to reflect on the killing of Black people by police--...

Campaign Zero 2015 Year-End Police Violence Report:...

Campaign Zero, the new #BlackLivesMatter organization dedicated to ending police violence in America, has released the 2015 Year-End Police Violence Report through their Mapping...

#DropTheCharges: Shakara, Victim of #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh Still Faces...

The crisis at Spring Valley High School continues, providing evidence that the criminalization of Black children, and the plantation violence against Black girls and...

Rotten to the Core: Community Activists Call...

The Laquan McDonald case is not going away, but rather the movement for justice for the Black teen, executed gangland style by a white...

‘Hush Money’ and ‘Gag Orders’: Baltimore, Other...

The police beat, harass and abuse you, then offer you some money in a settlement on the condition that you keep quiet about what...

Where is the Compassion for Black Children?...

 The 16-year old Black girl who was trounced upon by a sheriff’s deputy at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina is anonymous,...

No Country for Black Girls: #AssaultAtSpringValleyHigh Demonstrates...

Once again, the criminalization of Black children takes the spotlight with reports from Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina, of an officer...

Ferguson Effect? Hard Data Knocks Out FBI...

Recently, FBI Director James Comey has promoted a theory that increased scrutiny of the police has caused a spike in crime. Although he was...

Racial Profiling Is Not a Figment of...

Racial profiling is real, and Black motorists are not merely imagining the disparate treatment they receive. Over the past year, the deaths of unarmed Black...

‘Law Enforcement Leaders’ Convene to Stop Mass...

It was a week in which the impact of the #BlackLivesMatter movement to end police violence and reform the criminal justice system was more...

Travesty of Justice: Eric Garner, Tamir Rice,...

When the federal government relies on local police departments to voluntarily report on the people they kill, that system will prove unreliable and worthless. ...

FBI Says Divide Between Police, Black Communities...

Black people find themselves vulnerable and in crisis on various fronts, as the FBI is concerned about the divide between the police and minority...

Global Racism: Blacks are Three Times More...

Despite attempts to sweep them under the rug, Britain has had longstanding problems regarding institutional racism, racial violence and police abuse against Black people,...

New Justice Department System Will Count the...

The U.S. Department of Justice is testing a new pilot program to count the number of people killed by police around the country.  The...

Will the FBI Do What Is Necessary...

The FBI announced that it will begin to collect more data on police shootings, though there is every indication that the federal agency will...

International Community Condemns U.S., Recommends End to...

America’s racist practices--including police violence and the implementation of its criminal justice system—have human rights implications and face international scrutiny.  The United Nations has...

The Numbers Don’t Lie: There Is No...

Is there a war on the police? According to the statistics, this is not the case. However, there is a real war on Black...