Nation Topics - Police Brutality
News and Features
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.
How the shooting death of the unarmed teenager sparked new activism against police violence in the Bronx.
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.
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.
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?
The militarization of our police forces has turned a vital public-safety institution against its own people.