Philadelphia has taken steps to ban its police officers from initiating traffic stops for minor infractions, a move that should prompt a collective sigh of relief for Black drivers, in particular, who are disproportionately targeted for such moving violations.

The killing of Walter Wallace Jr. was the latest installment in a timeline of terror perpetrated by the Philadelphia Police Department, which has a substantial history of brutality, corruption and overall malfeasance.

Walter Wallace Jr., who was said to have suffered from mental illness, was killed on a Philadelphia street as his mother begged police not to shoot him.

Darren Williams was killed on June 28. He was only 34 years old.

The Philadelphia Police Department announced a new policy of de-escalating confrontations with individuals accused of defiant trespassing on private business property.

Activists are pressing Philadelphia's progressive DA Larry Krasner to investigate the fatal police shooting of Dennis Plowden.


The officers claim that their White supervisors referred to the killing of Blacks at the hands of police as “thinning the herd.”


Philadelphia's new Police Commissioner Richard Ross is a 26-year veteran of the force.

Video posted Wednesday of Philadelphia police officers beating and kicking a man as he lay face down during an April arrest has prompted an internal investigation, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. The man, identified by the site as 22-year-old Tyree Carroll, was also stunned by a Taser during the brutal arrest. At least a dozen officers […]

The New York Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a group of New York City police officers who claim that they’ve been barred from receiving promotions to the department’s Intelligence Division because they’re black. SEE ALSO: Wikipedia Goes Dark For 24 Hours The black officers allege that there is a “secret […]

Allhiphop is reporting that Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a Columbia University Professor and former Fox News correspondent, is suing the Philadelphia Police Department over harassment. According to the lawsuit, the incident unfolded on June 17th in the city of Philadelphia, when Dr. Hill to produce his vehicle registration, to which Hill complied. After questioning why […]