unarmed black men

A viral video of a police officer using a Taser on unarmed Marcus Coleman, 26, of Denton, Texas, that was recorded and posted on Twitter on Wednesday has sparked outrage among social media users, who say it once again underscores the problem of excessive police force in Black communities. In the video post at Mic.com, […]

A video showing the fatal shooting of an unarmed man at the hands of Gardena, Calif. police was released by a judge’s order Tuesday – despite efforts to keep the video under wraps, the LA Times reports. A federal judge made the call, citing public interest in the recordings as the reason. The city just […]

Statistics about fatal police shootings are notoriously hard to come by, so the Washington Post started counting this year. The result is an analysis of 385 fatal police shootings — more than 2 per day — around the nation during the first 5 months of 2015. Reports the Post: About half the victims were white, […]

A prosecutor said Tuesday that no charges would be filed against an off-duty White St. Louis police officer who shot and killed VonDerrit Myers, 18, during an alleged firefight in October, Reuters reports. Jennifer Joyce, the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney, declined to bring criminal charges against the unnamed officer, saying her office’s independent […]