blacks and police brutality

An unidentified cop in Sacramento, California is under investigation after being caught on video repeatedly punching a Black man accused of jaywalking during a violent arrest Monday.

The NAACP chapter in Grand Rapids, Michigan and community organizers have joined together to fight local police practices involving community members after five unarmed Black teens were stopped and searched at gunpoint in March.

Donald J. Trump’s first month in office ended with at least 105 people killed by police, the highest number of people killed by U.S. police in any one month since 2015.

Newly released dash-cam video shows police tackling and beating a Black Northwestern University doctoral student in Evanston, Illinois after suspecting him of stealing a car that belonged to him.

In response, the FWPD say they will begin an internal investigation into the matter and will prepare a statement to release to the public.

A new study from Drexel University says that Black people are 2.8 and 1.7 times more likely to die during encounters with police than White people and Hispanics, respectively.

The city of New Orleans announced a $13.3 million settlement stemming from several police brutality cases in the weeks before and after Hurricane Katrina.

The father of Alfred Olango announces the launch of a police reform organization. It seeks to prevent unnecessary police shootings.

A New York cop shot and killed a 66-year-old Black woman wielding a bat in the Bronx on Tuesday evening. Police say they will investigate why the officer used lethal force instead of his Taser.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke with the Steve Harvey Morning Show on the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, who was gunned down by police after he called 911 for help when his vehicle stalled. Clinton told Harvey about her plans to deal with racism in America and police excessive force in communities of color. Here is an excerpt: “We’ve got […]

Fiery protests broke out Saturday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after police shot and killed a man during a foot chase, according to NBC News. The 23-year-old victim, who was allegedly armed with a handgun, reportedly fled a traffic stop on Milwaukee’s north side Saturday afternoon, writes the news outlet: Milwaukee’s mayor said the man was struck […]

Chicago police on Friday released body cam footage from the fatal shooting of unarmed Black teenager Paul O’Neal that shows officers firing down a street as the alleged car thief sped away and, moments later, officers handcuffing him as he lay mortally wounded behind a home on the city’s South Side, reports The Chicago Tribune. The footage shows officers firing at least 15 shots […]