For the second time, jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the murder trial of Ray Tensing, the (now-former) University of Cincinnati police officer who shot Sam Dubose in the head during a traffic stop.
Philando Castile was not murdered, because white police officers don’t murder black men. If that statement upsets you, allow me to cheer you up with a joke: What’s rarer than getting struck by lightning, being killed by a terrorist or winning the lottery?
This past Sunday morning, Seattle police responded to a 911 call from 30-year-old Charleena Lyles reporting an attempted burglary at her home. Shortly after police entered her apartment, Lyles was dead—officers fatally shot her while three of her children were present. It’s unclear what led to the rapid escalation and…
A newly released video shows Diamond Reynolds’ young daughter’s concern for her mother’s life after St. Anthony, Minn., Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez gunned down Philando Castile—Reynolds’ boyfriend—in front of the young child.
In Toni Morrison’s 1987 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Beloved, the character Baby Suggs has survived more than 60 years in slavery and has lost eight children. She preaches a sermon to a group of formerly enslaved people and beseeches her audience to love themselves—their hands, their backs, their hearts, their…
Fired Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown was found not guilty in the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith.
Officials in Ohio have recommended a 24-hour suspension for a Columbus police officer who was caught on video stomping on a handcuffed man’s head, because that seemed totally reasonable to them.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the Sandra Bland Act into law Thursday, in what was supposed to be a decisive move to address the issues that led to Bland’s death.
A federal judge approved a secret settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Michael Brown over his 2014 shooting death at the hands of now former Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson.
Police dashcam footage of the fatal shooting of Philando Castile by St. Anthony, Minn., Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez has been released to the public.
Updated Monday, June 19, 2017, 12:47 p.m. EDT: Seattle police have released audio of the police shooting that ended with Charleena Lyles dead in front of her children. The audio, linked to dashboard cameras in the two patrol cars responding to the initial call, is redacted in certain areas, according to the Seattle…
Today—almost a year after a man who took an oath to protect and serve sent a bullet into the skull of another human being at point-blank range who was absolutely no threat to anyone on earth—12 jurors, a judge and and the entire American justice system stood on the grave of Philando Castile, took an extended piss,…
Updated Friday June 16, 2017, 5:04 p.m. EDT: The Associated Press reports that the city of St. Anthony plans to dismiss Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer who has been acquitted in the shooting death of Philando Castile.
From the Academy Award-winning director of The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty comes a new story that puts you smack dab in the middle of one of the most terrifying moments of civil unrest, one that rocked Detroit in the summer of 1967.
During the Wednesday-afternoon session of former Milwaukee Police Officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown’s reckless homicide trial in the death of Sylville Smith, the public was able to see for the first time the shooting that sparked two nights of unrest in the city in August 2016.
The jury trial for Dominique Heaggan-Brown, the now former Milwaukee police officer who shot and killed 23-year-old Sylville Smith, is scheduled to begin Monday.
A recent study on police interactions shows what black Americans already know: Police interact in a less respectful manner toward them than they do white Americans. Based on police-camera audio from the Oakland, Calif., Police Department, this evidence is being used to support a change in police training regarding how…
Two current and two former Boynton Beach, Fla., police officers are facing federal civil rights indictments related to a 2014 incident during which they beat a 26-year-old black man and lied about it in their official reports.
A 23-year old black man in Ashtabula, Ohio, was shot by police officers last week after officers responding to a 911 call found two men scuffling in a home, one holding a weapon. The police ordered the man to drop the gun, but when he refused, the officers shot him. After searching the home, police found drug…
The girlfriend of Philando Castile, the black motorist who was killed by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop last year, said that she began livestreaming the widely seen aftermath of the shooting out of fear for her own life.