New San Francisco D.A. Inherits Chance To Hold Police Accountable In Shooting Of Man With Mental Illness

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, -

On Jan. 6, 2017, at about 4:15 a.m., San Francisco Police Department officers Colin Patino and Kenneth Cha arrived at Sean Moore’s home. Moore’s neighbor, who had a temporary restraining order [...]

Police Already Made 2016 Deadlier Than 2015 By The End Of June

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By Staff of Mint Press News - MINNEAPOLIS — As controversy continues to swirl around the issue of police violence in the United States, the media continues to be our main source of data about the [...]

Albany Rally for Justice for Dontay Ivy Tazed To Death By Police

By Chris Churchil, -

By Chris Churchil for the Albany Times-Union - As part of a remedial program ordered by the court, here’s what New York City officers are being told by their superiors: “In order to conduct a [...]

Substance Abuse Is A Public Health Issue, Not A Crime

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It’s simple. Diversion programs work better than incarceration – for everyone. In cities like Seattle, San Antonio, and Salt Lake City, we see that successful solutions are a viable option to [...]

LAPD Shouted ‘Shoot Him’ Before Killing Unarmed Man

By Matt Ferner, -

An eyewitness to the killing of Ezell Ford told The Huffington Post on Wednesday that he heard an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department shout "shoot him" before three bullets were [...]

Bronx Protesters Demand Justice For Death Of Mentally Ill Inmate

By Aviva Stahl, -

When 39-year-old Bradley Ballard was found naked on the floor of a mental health observation unit on Rikers Island last fall, his body was covered in feces and a rubber band was tied around his [...]

Psychiatry’s Manufacture Of Consent: The Antidepressant Explosion

By Bruce Levine, -

Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky’s book title Manufacturing Consent derives from presidential advisor and journalist Walter Lippmann’s phrase “the manufacture of consent”—a necessity for Lippmann, [...]