Chicago Police Tortured Victims With Electric Shocks, Burns And Beatings

By Flint Taylor, -

Just months before we finally settled the Hampton case, Chicago was rocked by a series of fatal shootings of police officers in broad daylight. On February 9, 1982, two uniformed CPD officers, [...]

Will Chicago Get A Memorial To Honor The Survivors Of Police Torture?

By Vaidya Gullapalli, -

In 2015, the Chicago City Council passed a reparations ordinance. That ordinance, the first of its kind in the country, was the city’s official acknowledgment that Jon Burge, a Chicago police [...]

Police Turn Violent In Massive Protests In Hong Kong Over Controversial Extradition Bill

By Christopher Bodeen, AP -

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police fired tear gas and high-pressure water hoses against protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday in opposition to a proposed extradition [...]

March Of The Mutilated: Injured Yellow Vests Protest Police Brutality In Paris

Several hundred people have shown up for the ‘march of the mutilated’ in Paris, protesting police brutality and demanding a ban on the weaponry law enforcement uses to control demonstrators. [...]

Endless Trials

By Alice Speri, -

KEITH DAVIS JR. was supposed to die. He had been on the phone with his girlfriend when four police officers cornered him into a dimly lit garage in West Baltimore. They had mistaken him for a [...]

Hundreds Of Sacramento Students Walk Out, March To Capitol In Stephon Clark Protest

By Sawsan Morrar, Tony Bizjak, Theresa Clift, and Alex Yoon-Hendricks, -

Continuing a week of civic unrest and political turmoil in Sacramento, high school and college students walked off their campuses by the hundreds Thursday to join a boisterous and at times angry [...]

More Than 80 People Arrested During Stephon Clark Protest In Sacramento

By Dominique Mosbergen, -

A reporter and several clergy members were among those detained. More than 80 people were arrested in Sacramento, California, on Monday during a protest over Stephon Clark’s death. A reporter on [...]

Brazil’s Black Lives Matter Moment

By Staff, -

Hundreds protested Sunday in cities across Brazil in what commentators are calling Brazil’s Black Lives Matter moment, sparked by the death of a young Black man as a result of restraining choke [...]

Unreasonable Fear Blocks Our View Of Black Humanity

By Natalie Moore, -

The slain black teenager experienced trouble in his short life, details an attorney for the white police officer used in his defense. None of that should’ve mattered in those moments Van Dyke [...]

Murderous Chicago Cop Found Guilty: Now An Even Bigger Test

By Andy Thayer, -

For the first time in this city’s notorious history of violent policing, an on-duty officer finally has been found guilty of the murder. That the killer cop, Jason Van Dyke, was white, and his [...]

Death Of A Torturer

By Ramsin Canon, -

You can’t slander a dead man, but in any case, Jon Burge is a man beyond slander. The former Chicago Police Department commander and torturer died this week in Florida. In 2010, Burge was [...]

Report Shows That US Police Militarization Does Not Reduce Crime

By Erik Schreiber, -

“On average, militarized police units do not appear to provide the safety benefits that many police administrators claim,” said Jonathan Mummolo, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs [...]

Why The Chicago ‘68 Convention Matters Today

By Andy Thayer, -

The events around the 1968 Democratic Convention were a sharp turning point in U.S. politics. In full view of news cameras, Mayor Richard J. Daley let his police crack the heads of anti-war [...]

Ending Police Brutality Starts With Firing Dangerous Cops

By Chris Burbank, -

This week is the fourth anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, and the protests that spread across the nation after that tragedy. In the years since [...]

Black Progressive Pulls Off Upset Against Prosecutor Who Declined To Charge Cop For Killing Michael Brown

By Chris Sosa, -

Ferguson city council member Wesley Bell defeated 27-year incumbent Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County's prosecutor. Both candidates are notably the children of police [...]