In a viral video posted online on Sunday, police officers in Akron, OH, can be seen pinning a purported suspect on the ground, using a Taser and chokeholding on him, and then delivering at least a dozen blows to the man’s body after backup arrived.
Fact checkers believe they’re God’s gift to journalism—our final line of defense against the Fake News Times—even when they’re objectively bad at their jobs. But the Washington Post’s Glenn “Fact Checker” Kessler really took the semantic exercise to a whole new plane today by fact-checking Texas Senate candidate Beto…
The Baltimore Police Department is under scrutiny yet again after a video went viral on Saturday showing two black officers brutally assaulting an unarmed black man seemingly for no reason.
A police officer in East Pittsburgh fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose as he was running away—and the community wants answers.
Here’s a truly nightmarish report about how the Minneapolis Police Department pushed EMTs to administer ketamine to people—some of whom didn’t want it, and in some cases when no crime was actually being committed—courtesy of the Star-Tribune:
New body camera footage shows Mesa police officers violently arresting a man, and then mocking him as he received treatment.
Several Mesa, AZ police officers have been put on leave after surveillance and body cam video showed them repeatedly kicking and punching an unarmed man.
How much is the life of a man killed in his own garage by police officers worth these days? According to a federal jury in Florida, the answer is $4.
A Border Patrol officer reportedly shot and killed an undocumented woman in Texas on Wednesday afternoon.
When you see black people get arrested for waiting in a Starbucks or choked and killed for selling cigarettes on a street corner, you’re looking at the racist history of loitering laws at work.
A video has recently surfaced showing a police officer in Wauwatosa, WI punching a 17-year-old boy outside the mall during an arrest.
What started as a routine traffic stop in Alpharetta, GA resulted in a 65-year-old black woman being pulled out of her car and screamed at by a police officer, who accused her of failing to sign a ticket.
A Florida high school student was slammed to the ground by the school’s resource officer after allegedly resisting arrest. Officials are now investigating.
A recent video of a white woman aggressively confronting officers over a traffic stop reveals some stark differences between how police allow white people and black people to behave when they’re pulled over.
It seems that Waffle House is suddenly ground zero for horrifying incidents in America.
A black Harvard student named Selorm Ohene was violently tackled and beaten by police in Cambridge, MA after they approached him for being naked in public. The incident has prompted a furious response from students accusing the school of failing to keep Ohene safe by giving him adequate medical attention, and of not…
After years of protests against police abuses in Minneapolis, Baltimore, Standing Rock, and beyond, law enforcement has found a way to try and clamp down on any future mass movements by quietly lobbying for bills that seek to criminalize protesting itself.
Cambridge police were arresting Selorm Ohene, a 21-year-old black Harvard student who is studying mathematics, when the Friday night arrest turned violent, with newly released video showing officers piling on and punching him. The department has launched an internal investigation into the incident.
Less than a month after Stephon Clark was killed by police in Sacramento, CA, 34-year-old Saheed Vassell—another unarmed black man—was shot to death by NYPD in Brooklyn, and the community is outraged.
Time and time again, police get away with murder in this country.