blacks and police brutality

Majorities of Americans across racial lines say white people are treated more fairly than black people by the police, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. But the poll finds a disconnect between white Americans who identify disparate treatment of people of color by the police, but who […]

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for a disciplinary trial to begin next week for the white New York City police officer accused in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose pleas of “I can’t breathe” became a rallying cry against police brutality. Judge Joan Madden […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. Just once, during opening statements, have prosecutors even brought up the fact that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was black, drawing a sharp rebuke from […]

Nike has made Colin Kaepernick the face of their 30th “Just Do It Campaign” and people are ticked off. The people who are outraged by Kaep being the face of Nike are the same people who couldn’t care less when he was the “face of police brutality.” If it weren’t for him taking a stand […]

In recent months we have seen that the simplest places can be unsafe for people of color. DL lists all of the places that black people have been, minding their own business, when the police have been called on them. This list includes Starbucks, Waffle House, and selling water on your own front lawn. When […]

  Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has slapped the city of Milwaukee and its police department with a lawsuit, claiming officers’ use of a stun gun during his arrest for a mere parking violation constitutes excessive force and that they targeted him because he is African-American. Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday, accusing […]

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle Tuesday after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country. It’s time to change a “reasonable force” standard that hasn’t been updated in […]

A new Harvard-Harris poll found that 57 percent of 2,051 registered voters have a negative view of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Activist Tamika D. Mallory penned a letter to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre criticizing the organization for not publicly defending Philando Castile.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend. Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement saying the video “is hard to watch and […]

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a black 15-year-old by a white police officer, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday. The investigation prompted by the April 29 fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards by Balch Springs police Officer Roy Oliver is […]