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Police Brutality

  1. crime
    What We Know About the Death of Daniel PrudeRochester’s police chief has resigned, months after officers placed Prude in a spit hood during a brutal arrest.
  2. police brutality
    Wisconsin Police Shot a Black Man Multiple Times in the BackOfficers opened fire on Jacob Blake while his back was turned, as his three children watched from the car.
  3. overloaded
    I’m the Only Doctor in My ER Who Stands Up to the CopsEmergency rooms are stressful even without the threat of brutality.
  4. crime
    What We Know About the Killing of Elijah McClainThe 23-year-old died last year after police brutally detained him while he was walking home from a convenience store.
  5. the bigger picture
    On the Front Lines of the Portland ProtestsAs protesters face down Trump’s heavily armed “secret police,” photographer JD Barnes has been capturing the chaos.
  6. protests
    How to Support the Struggle Against Police BrutalityOrganizations to donate to, and other actions to take to help demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other victims of police violence.
  7. power
    The Protests Aren’t Stopping Anytime SoonOne month into the nationwide uprising against police brutality, protesters have taken over City Hall Park in Manhattan to make their demands heard.
  8. police brutality
    Is Ketamine the New Police Weapon Against Black Lives?Elijah McClain was injected with the drug, even though he was already handcuffed and helpless.
  9. police brutality
    Cops in Riot Gear Stormed a Violin Vigil for Elijah McClainProtesters say police in Aurora, Colorado, dispersed a peaceful memorial for McClain using tear gas, pepper spray, and force.
  10. the bigger picture
    70-Plus Photographers Unite in Fundraising Initiative Against Systemic RacismReframing the Future is working with photographers and graphic designers to fundraise for National Bail Out and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
  11. power
    15,000 People Marched in Brooklyn for Black Trans Lives“This is what community looks like.”
  12. media
    ‘Am I Biased Because I’m Black?’Alexis Johnson, a reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, says she was barred from protest coverage because her bosses felt her tweets showed “bias.”
  13. power
    The Exhilarating Possibility of ProtestThousands of people have mobilized almost overnight. Now, one of New York’s most notorious police-secrecy laws has been repealed.
  14. power
    ‘It’s So Surreal Thinking About How All This Started on Lake Street’Young protestors in Minneapolis reflect on what it’s been like to help start a global uprising.
  15. protests
    ‘The Next Thing I Remember, I’m on the Ground.’City Council candidate Marti Gould Cummings on being arrested for protesting.
  16. police violence
    ‘Rubber Bullets’ Are Not RubberThey are palm-size and can result in death.
  17. the body politic
    ‘We’ve Seen Our City Set Ablaze’Ilhan Omar on the fight against structural racism and injustice, and how the Congressional Black Caucus can move us forward.
  18. crime
    Minneapolis Police Sued Over Violent Protest TacticsTwo lawsuits allege that officers used excessive force against peaceful protesters and journalists.
  19. the body politic
    Don’t Call It RiotingMaxine Waters on the history of protest and the language of insurrection.
  20. power
    Minneapolis Public School Board Cancels Police ContractIts unanimous vote will divert $1.1 million from the Minneapolis Police Department.
  21. protests
    What to Do if You’re Exposed to Tear GasIn response to protests against police brutality, police have routinely employed tear gas. Here, doctors tell you what to do if you’re exposed.
  22. crime
    Everything We Know About the Police Shooting of David McAteeLouisville police and National Guardsmen fired on a crowd on Monday, killing the 53-year-old.
  23. power
    How to Make Sure You’re Donating EffectivelySome bail funds have asked people to donate to smaller, less well-known orgs — and to be wary of scam accounts on Venmo.
  24. protests
    A Weekend of Widespread Police AggressionViral footage shows officers shooting rubber bullets and pepper-spraying protesters.
  25. power
    What’s More Deadly“I’m terrified of the coronavirus… But I had to choose which virus poses the biggest threat to my family, friends, and me. And that’s the police.”
  26. police brutality
    A Cop Killed a Black Grandmother After Stopping Her Outside Her HomePolice say the officer was “forced” to fire multiple rounds at the 44-year-old woman. Her family says she was struggling with schizophrenia.
  27. crime
    Dallas Cop Who Killed Botham Jean in His Apartment Has Been Indicted on MurderHere’s everything we know about the ex-cop who shot and killed her black neighbor.
  28. crime
    Chicago Police Officer Who Shot, Killed Laquan McDonald Found Guilty of MurderIn October 2014, Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times.
  29. crime
    Dallas Police Accused of Trying to Smear Botham Jean, Man Killed at Home by CopPolice scoured Jean’s apartment for drug paraphernalia after he was shot and killed by his neighbor.
  30. police brutality
    Police Tase 87-Year-Old Grandmother Cutting FlowersThe department is defending the use of force against the elderly Syrian woman, who has dementia.
  31. black lives matter
    Facebook Removed a Woman’s Powerful Black Lives Matter Protest VideoIt took hours for the platform to restore her video.
  32. beyhive
    Beyoncé’s Letter About Police Brutality Crashed the Congressional WebsiteBehold, the power of The Queen.
  33. police brutality
    Beyoncé Writes Note Condemning Police BrutalityShe’s urging people to contact their local governments and demand change.
  34. say her name
    5 Black Women Have Died in Jail This MonthRaynetta Taylor was found dead in a Mount Vernon holding cell on Monday.
  35. injustice
    When Police Brutalize Pregnant WomenA seemingly isolated incident begins to look more like a persistent problem.
  36. black lives matter
    Topless Protesters Rally for Female Victims of Police BrutalityProtesters shut down traffic in San Francisco yesterday to draw attention to the black women who have been killed by police.
  37. black lives matter
    It’s Time to Talk About the Female Victims of Police BrutalityTheir stories don’t fit the conventional narrative, but they need to be heard.