Police brutality

It’s Time for the NYPD to Stop Treating Mentally Ill New Yorkers Like Criminals

It’s Time for the NYPD to Stop Treating Mentally Ill New Yorkers Like Criminals It’s Time for the NYPD to Stop Treating Mentally Ill New Yorkers Like Criminals

How a crisis intervention program pioneered in Memphis could save lives and prevent arrests.

Oct 9, 2014 / Cities Rising / Agnes Radomski

Anatomy of Ferguson’s Police Riot

Anatomy of Ferguson’s Police Riot Anatomy of Ferguson’s Police Riot

The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

Aug 21, 2014 / Purvi Shah

Why All Communities of Color Must Demand an End to Police Brutality

Why All Communities of Color Must Demand an End to Police Brutality Why All Communities of Color Must Demand an End to Police Brutality

For Latinos and Asian- and Arab-Americans, Ferguson is our fight too.

Aug 20, 2014 / Deepa Iyer

A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson

A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson A Former Marine Explains All the Weapons of War Being Used by Police in Ferguson

There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently nev...

Aug 20, 2014 / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

How to End Militarized Policing

How to End Militarized Policing How to End Militarized Policing

We can undo the policies facilitating police violence in Ferguson.

Aug 18, 2014 / Alex S. Vitale

Why Do These Cops Look Like Navy Seals?

Why Do These Cops Look Like Navy Seals? Why Do These Cops Look Like Navy Seals?

How the excessive militarization of the police has turned cops into counterinsurgents.

Aug 14, 2014 / Matthew Harwood

Did Occupy Actually Make Police Departments More Accountable?

Did Occupy Actually Make Police Departments More Accountable? Did Occupy Actually Make Police Departments More Accountable?

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

Apr 15, 2014 / Amity Paye

Rahm Emanuel Apologizes For Police Torture. Now What?

Rahm Emanuel Apologizes For Police Torture. Now What? Rahm Emanuel Apologizes For Police Torture. Now What?

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 vict...

Sep 18, 2013 / Flint Taylor

Will There Be Justice for NYPD Victim Ramarley Graham?

Will There Be Justice for NYPD Victim Ramarley Graham? Will There Be Justice for NYPD Victim Ramarley Graham?

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

Aug 21, 2013 / Lucy McKeon

When Cops Criminalize the Disabled

When Cops Criminalize the Disabled When Cops Criminalize the Disabled

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 ...

Aug 1, 2013 / David M. Perry

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