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Police body camera

Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.

We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.

Charles Barkley

Once you were not afraid to ask that all-important question: “Who’s afraid of a large black man?” Tragically, it now seems like the answer might be you.

Even as activists are organizing against police violence, many Americans continue to see blacks as criminals—and want our police to act accordingly.

Angry protesters are seeking justice for Michael Brown—and much more.

Flag over Richmond, California

While other cities have embraced heavy-handed policing tactics, Richmond, California, has offered mentoring and money to its most at-risk young men.

state prison

In 1996, the NYPD charged George Bell, Gary Johnson and Rohan Bolt in the brutal Davis-Epstein murders, but the evidence was never airtight.

Blogs

As the host of MSNBC show Politics Nation, Al Sharpton is the target of some perfectly valid scrutiny of his potentially conflicting roles of activist and cable news anchor.

December 10, 2014

In order to breathe, people have begun to move.

December 9, 2014

Sensitivity training will not be enough. “Diversity” will not be enough. The only way to end police violence is to admit to ourselves that cops are an inherently oppressive force.

December 3, 2014

Ferguson teaches us that in elections for local law-enforcement posts the most fundamental choices are made.

November 26, 2014

And still, the will to protest has not died.

November 21, 2014

Criminal justice reform is one of those rare instances where moral decency, popular opinion and political incentives all align.

November 19, 2014

A new report documents the most major concerns.

October 31, 2014

The way we use the police in this country is inherently discriminatory. 

October 31, 2014

People in law enforcement need to re-evaluate their responsibilities.

October 23, 2014

Too many questions remain about the death of Latandra Ellington.

October 23, 2014