What We Know About The RCMP’s Resource Extraction Protection Unit

By Brent Patterson, Rabble.ca. -

The RCMP’s “Community-Industry Response Group” (C-IRG) could also be described as a resource extraction protection unit. It’s militarized responses to land defenders at Fairy Creek, Wet’suwet’en, [...]

Thousands Of Police Killings Are Unreported

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

The New York Times and other outlets report that most police killings in this country are “mislabeled.” The sanitized language is worse than an understatement because it implies that these [...]

Some Schools Remove Police, Others Continue Sending Students To Police

By Dave Savini, Chris Hacker, And Michele Youngerman, CBS Chicago. -

Chicago - In January 2019, a cell phone video from inside Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side was posted to Facebook. It shows a student, then-16-year-old Dnigma Howard, at the bottom of [...]

Horgan’s Fairy Creek Excuses Betray Citizens

By Paul Willcocks, The Tyee. -

The NDP government can’t keep dodging responsibility for the debacle at Fairy Creek — or the much bigger questions about the RCMP’s role in the province. Especially as increasing RCMP [...]

LA Sheriff’s Department Needs To ‘Curb Influence Of Problematic Subgroups’

By Celeste Fremon, Witness LA. -

The long anticipated report on the deputy gangs inside the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was released on Friday, Sept. 10.  And it has a lot to say. The 230-page report by the [...]

Biden’s DOJ Sleight Of Hand On Police Reform

By Netfa Freeman, Black Agenda Report. -

Police killing Black and Brown people hasn’t let up even though the public's attention may have been diverted from it as a constant nationwide tragedy for which the federal government shares [...]

‘They Saw Me And Thought The Worst’

By Richard A. Webster, Pro Publica. -

As Sojourner Gibbs pulled out of her parking space at a Sam’s Club in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, one afternoon last summer, she felt the familiar, sickening symptoms of diabetic shock. [...]

‘Finding Kendrick Johnson’ Reveals FBI’s Complicity In Coverup Of Black Child’s Murder

By Jacqueline L'uqman, Toward Freedom. -

Millions of people in the United States believe the justice system—from the cops in the street right on up to the judges in the courthouse—is fair and unbiased. Millions of people also believe [...]

‘Chilling The Press Has Consistently Outraged Me’

By Ari Paul, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting. -

The last photographs Tirado took with her camera before she was shot in the face with a rubber-jacketed bullet show Minneapolis police aiming at her during the Black Lives Matter protests in [...]

Controversy Mounts Over The Use Of Gunshot Detection Sensors

By Jim Daley, The Trace. -

On a humid afternoon in late August, dozens of activists gathered at an intersection in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood to protest the Police Department’s use of ShotSpotter, the gunshot [...]

Chicago Passes Union-Backed Bill For Civilian Oversight Of Violent Cops

By Joe DeManuelle-Hall, Labor Notes. -

In July, Chicago’s city council passed a modified version of police accountability legislation that activists have spent years fighting for, backed by major public sector unions and Black labor [...]

Black Lives Matter DC Responds To Brutal Beating Of Black Man By Officer

By Black Lives Matter DC, Popular Resistance. -

On Sunday August 1, 2021 we were alerted to a video of a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officer brutally punching Kimon Johnson in the head in Southeast D.C. This kind of brutality is not [...]

Americans Are Calling For Freedom In The US

The hashtag #SOSUSA became one of Twitter’s top political trends this weekend, as thousands of Americans posted calling for freedom in the United States and protesting poverty, police brutality, [...]

Oregon Bill Bans Police From Lying To Youth During Interrogations

By Innocence Project. -

Portland, OR –  On Wednesday, Governor Kate Brown signed legislation into law prohibiting law enforcement officers from using deception while interrogating people under the age of 18. The law [...]

Career Cop Admits Police Are Trained To Lie In Reports

By Jack Burns, The Freethought Project. -

Before the age of computers and body cameras, citizens were forced into court proceedings with an attitude of, “It was my side of the story against the cops. Who do you think the jury is going to [...]