Police Brutality

The Huffington Post is reporting that #BlackLivesMatter, the social movement formulated to protest against violence and oppression in the African American community, officially condemned the “senseless” killing of two New York Police Department officers. RELATED: UPDATE: Obama Reacts To Revenge Shooting Of Cops, While Political Firestorm Brews #MarchOn: Nonviolent Protests From Selma To Ferguson and Beyond After […]

You’ve hit the streets. You’ve carried picket signs. You’ve joined choruses “No Justice, No Peace,” “I Can’t Breathe,” and even “Fight the Power.” You were angered not only at the deaths at the hands of police of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, and Akai Gurley, but the countless others whose names you may never know. […]

An eight-minute-long video was uploaded onto YouTube on Wednesday showing New York City policemen, uniformed and plainclothes, roughing up three African-American minors. Based on that video, Officer John McDevitt has been suspended from duty pending investigation, the NYPD announced on Friday, reports The New York Daily News. As bystanders watched in horror at the officer’s bully tactics, many in the crowd were […]

Amidst all of the protests over the deaths of Eric Garner in New York and Michael Brown in Ferguson that have been happening across the country, Hollywood joined in on the action this past weekend. According to KTLA, hundreds of protestors took to the busy intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue, the area where a man allegedly […]

(photo credit: FaceBook) In the wake of the refusal to indict Officers Darren Wilson and Daniel Pantaleo for the murders of 18-year-old Michael Brown and 43-year-old Eric Garner, respectively, Kings County, Brooklyn district attorney Kenneth Thompson began to impanel a grand jury to decide the fate of Officer Peter Liang, the man who shot and killed 28-year-old Akai Gurley.  Thompson, who is African American, and whose single mother […]

UPDATED, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 8:35 p.m. EST: During a press conference at the National Action Network headquarters in New York City, Rev. Al Sharpton announced a national march in  Washington, D.C. on Saturday, Dec. 13 to ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Eric Garner, Mike Brown and Tamir Rice cases. During the presser Garner’s widow, Esaw answered a […]

(photo credit: Christie Smith) The country has been in an uproar following the decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of college-bound teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO this past August. Protests that have shaken the streets of Ferguson for months have spread across the country from New York to Seattle, and even around the world. RELATED: […]

Vice News is reporting that a video posted online recently allegedly shows Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson threatening a man filming him during a dispute before an arrest in 2013. RELATED: Activist Hackers Release KKK Names After Threats Against Ferguson Protesters The man, Michael Arman, appears to have recorded the Ferguson police officer from what appears […]

Two officers with the Ann Arbor Police Department  have been placed on paid administrative leave after they shot 40-year-old Aura Rosser to death while responding to a domestic violence incident on Sunday, November 9, reports MLive.com. Officers claim that Rosser was coming at them with a knife so they were forced to use deadly force. Family of […]

Invoking the names of Michael Brown, Ramarley Graham, Amadou Diallo, and others who have been killed by law enforcement, a group of protesters defied police orders and marched in to Times Square Wednesday afternoon. The protest, organized by a group known as the October 22nd Coalition, called for an end to police brutality and mass […]

Michael Brown, the 19-year-old Ferguson, Missouri teen who was unarmed when Officer Darren Wilson gunned him down on August 9, was shot in the hand at close range, according to the official autopsy prepared by the St. Louis County medical examiner’s officer and obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. RELATED: Preliminary Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Was Shot […]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ta2-7QJM78&w=560&h=315] Missouri has become the epicenter of police brutality in the United States in recent months, and now the St. Louis county police department has yet another death on their hands. With the death of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers at the hands of an off-duty St. Louis Metropolitan officer last Wednesday, October 9th, the city is now in […]