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Thandisizwe Chimurenga, USA 02/28/2018 0

In Baltimore Guilty Cops May Soon Have to Pony Up

When police officers are sued for corruption or brutality — and when, as more frequently happens, the case is settled — it is almost always the city that employs them that picks up the tab for the damages awarded. This may be changing, with the focus now on events in Baltimore.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, USA 02/10/2018 0

In the US it’s “Objectively Reasonable” for Cops to Kill Arrestees with Hands Up

Pressing for hate-crime or federal civil rights violations in the deaths of unarmed black people by police is somewhat of a staple in the arsenal of police-brutality activists. Unfortunately, the track record of success is all but nonexistent.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, USA 02/04/2018 0

Holding Top Cops Accountable: When the Brass Lead by Bad Example

“Better training” is rarely, if ever, directed at those officers who have been on the streets for years, or those who are responsible for commanding other officers in the field.
Thandisizwe Chimurenga, USA 01/19/2018 0

US Police Kill A Thousand Each Year While Cops Are Safer than Trash Collectors

Despite the unflagging attempts to portray a “war on cops,” data consistently shows that being a police officer is safer than many other professions. In fact, it is safer than being a taxi driver or a trash collector.
Christen A. Smith, USA 01/15/2018 0

The Fallout of Police Violence Is Killing Black Women Like Erica Garner

If the world is to truly begin to take steps to preserve black women’s lives, then we must take this into account in our discussions.
John W. Whitehead, USA 01/10/2018 0

Jesus Stood Up To The Roman Empire And He’d Resist US Empire Today

From the time he was old enough to attend school, Jesus would have been drilled in lessons of compliance and obedience to government authorities, while learning little about his own rights.
Margaret Kimberley, USA 12/29/2017 0

When Police Kill White People

On rare occasions there is some justice in this country.
Todd Morten, USA 12/27/2017 0

Why Killer Cops Walk

Is it time to consider dismantling and then rebuilding the criminal justice system when it comes to these deadly police/citizen encounters? Is it time for white people to consider that movements like Black Lives Matter have advanced goals that will save the lives of people of all races?
Kali Holloway, USA 12/26/2017 0

Police Shoot a Lot More People Than Previously Known

In major metropolitan areas around the country over the last half-decade, police have shot—and shot at—people in numbers dramatically higher than previous tallies suggest.
Timothy M. Gill, USA 12/21/2017 0

White Cops: The Height of Racial Resentment

While decades of sociological research betray the general sentiments of many white citizens, white law enforcement officers continue to maintain even more racially resentful and racially conservative sets of beliefs than white citizens writ large.