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Baltimore Police

The emotional distance between Freddie Gray’s moving funeral and the chaos that followed isn’t as wide as it may seem.

The death of Freddie Gray in police custody has sparked outrage over the conduct of the Baltimore Police Department.

Stanley Wrice

Local advocates are poised to win a campaign for justice that’s broader than individual civil suits can offer.

Public defenders know that the trouble with our justice system extends far beyond abusive policing.

Police must be taught that the power entrusted to them is not theirs to use or abuse as they see fit.

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

Blogs

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

The only problem with the video is that it was taken by pure chance.

April 10, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015

The force behind the burgeoning movement talks about the resurgent fight for black liberation.

March 24, 2015

Starbucks’ “Race Together” campaign rings false as cases of police brutality multiply.

March 19, 2015

Although the Department of Justice and the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, reached a “groundbreaking” settlement last year, residents say racial discrimination is a problem.

March 16, 2015

We need decriminalization, not just data.

March 6, 2015