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Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

Jon Burge

The City of Chicago has paid tens of millions of dollars in settlements with victims of brutality under Police Commander Jon Burge. But justice is far from done—and some victims are still in prison.

Ramarley Graham

How the shooting death of the unarmed teenager sparked new activism against police violence in the Bronx.

Robert Ethan Saylor

Ethan Saylor died because police responded with rapid and unnecessary force to his disability. I worry, not only for my son with Down Syndrome, but for all others who face similar tactics.

kimani gray

News stories that followed the NYPD’s killing of a 16-year-old Brooklyn boy show how we criminalize people based on race and geography.

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing the city’s tradition of refusing to apologize for the torture of scores of black men under police commander Jon Burge.

“We want a movement,” says the mother of the teen who was killed by cops.

Illinois has shuttered a commission formed to examine the cases of prisoners who say they were abused under Chicago’s former Police Commander Jon Burge years ago. But a truth-telling play—by the journalist who broke the story—will not let us forget.

According to a new report, the pepper spraying of peacefully protesting UC Davis students last year “should and could have been prevented.”

Could litigation over the Occupy movement strengthen First Amendment rights for protesters?

Blogs

We don’t escape America's history of racism because we believe ourselves to be good people, or that we're just doing our jobs. It’s already defined our lives. 

July 23, 2014

We have ceded so much power to the police, and they brazenly flaunt it without fear of repercussion.

July 21, 2014

On the 25th anniversity of Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing," America needs to ask itself some hard questions.

June 30, 2014

An ex-deputy testified in court about the culture of abuse pervading Los Angeles County jails.

June 4, 2014

US Customs and Border Protection revised its use-of-force guidelines to comply with recommendations from an independent report.

June 2, 2014

US border agents have killed forty-five people since 2005.

May 27, 2014

On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation.

May 13, 2014

One agent got away with allegedly kicking a pregnant woman, causing her to miscarry. 

May 6, 2014

A young Occupy Wall Street activist ended up in the hospital after her arrest. So why is she the one being prosecuted for assault?

April 14, 2014

Albuquerque police who use excessive force rarely face any form of accountability.

April 10, 2014