How Police Reform Was Derailed In California

By Anita Chabria, LA Times. -

Sacramento, CA - By the time the sun set at the Capitol on Monday evening, hours from a legal deadline to pass bills for the year, state Sen. Steven Bradford knew his proposal to strip badges [...]

On Contact: New Black Militancy

On the show this week, Chris Hedges discusses the rise of the new black militancy with film director and producer Mobolaji Olambiwonnu. "The police murders of young black men and women in the [...]

Prosecutor Quits Trump’s Law Enforcement Commission

By Ryan J. Reilly, Huff Post. -

An elected prosecutor who took a role in Donald Trump’s presidential commission on law enforcement has resigned, telling Attorney General William Barr that he is concerned the commission was [...]

Long-Awaited Win For Water Protectors

By Water Protector Legal Collective. -

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, in a long-awaited ruling, United States District Court Judge Daniel Traynor (District of North Dakota) allowed a lawsuit challenging law enforcement’s 2016 use of [...]

Social Justice Demonstrations Mark First Week Of NFL

By Justine Coleman, The Hill. -

NFL players marked the first full weekend of professional football by participating in social justice demonstrations, with various teams opting to stay in the locker room, link arms or kneel [...]

Anti-Racism Protests In UK As Police Officers Face Court In US

Anti-racism demonstrations took place across the UK on 11 September as the four officers charged over the killing of George Floyd in the US went on trial. Protesters said they are determined [...]

September 19: A Nationwide Day Of Protest

By Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report. -

Despite the unprecedented wave of “Justice for George Floyd” protests that put more than 20 million people in the streets in every region of the nation in June, and the appearance of “Black Lives [...]

Witness: Officers Never Gave Commands Before Killing Michael Reinoehl

By Maxine Bernstein, Oregon Live. -

Officers who first confronted Michael Forest Reinoehl outside an apartment complex in Washington last week yelled no warnings or commands before firing and killing the Oregon man wanted on a [...]

Militant Protests Ongoing In Rochester

By Hannah Dickinson, Liberation News. -

On Sep. 2 a news conference held by Free the People ROC and the family of Daniel T. Prude announced that Prude, a 41-year old Black man, had been killed by the Rochester Police Department on [...]

Hunger Strikers Demand Police Reform In Antioch

By Judith Prieve, East Bay Times. -

Antioch — A handful of young activists have launched a hunger strike to demand local authorities fire a former San Francisco police officer who was one of two officers involved in the fatal [...]

Portland Protest Killing Suspect Acted In Self Defense, Murdered During Arrest

By Vice News. -

Ever since a member of the right-wing “Patriot Prayer” group was shot and killed during a violent rally in downtown Portland August 29, the police investigation has reportedly focused on [...]

Police Fatally Shoot Man 20 Times After Suspected Bike Violation

By Lucy Nicholson and Steve Gorman, Reuters. -

Los Angeles - A Black man who was stopped on his bicycle for an alleged “vehicle code” violation was shot to death by two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies, who fired 15 to 20 rounds after the man [...]

NYPD Account In Killing Of Bronx Man ‘Not True,’ Mom Says

By Rosa Goldensohn, The City. -

Trawick’s entire interaction with police in The Bronx on April 14, 2019, lasted only a few minutes before an officer fired four shots, killing him. Trawick had himself called 911 after getting [...]

Why Conflict Is Escalating In Portland

By David Rovics, Make Popular Education Popular Again. -

It's always been mythology that in the USA the First Amendment gives people the right to peacefully protest. It's always been mythology that when people commit acts of civil disobedience, such as [...]

DC Police Ramp Up Aggressive Tactics After March On Washington

By Jenny Gathright, DCist. -

Friday’s March on Washington brought massive crowds to downtown D.C. and ended without any significant confrontations between police and protesters. But as demonstrations bled into the weekend, [...]