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Police Brutality

  1. crime
    What We Know About the Killing of Elijah McClainTwo years after a 23-year-old Black man died after a brutal encounter with police, those officers finally face charges.
  2. what reckoning?
    The Senate Wants to Give Us a Lot More CopsLast year’s so-called reckoning with race is curdling into a bipartisan love fest for the police.
  3. policing
    Eric Adams and Andrew Cuomo’s Grim Vision for New York CityThis dystopian rhetoric has been used before — with disastrous results.
  4. reckoning with a reckoning
    What Happened After Derrick Ingram’s Standoff With the NYPDThe activist is still shut inside the Hell’s Kitchen apartment the police tried to invade.
  5. crime
    Federal Grand Jury Indicts Former Officers in George Floyd’s DeathDerek Chauvin and three other former Minneapolis police officers have been indicted on charges of violating George Floyd’s civil rights.
  6. derek chauvin trial
    Derek Chauvin Found Guilty on All CountsThe jury found Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
  7. verdicts
    The Chauvin Verdict Is Not Justice. It’s Self-Preservation.Even as it ended in conviction on murder charges, the trial was a state-level effort to defend the virtues of policing.
  8. crime
    Chauvin Trial Closing Arguments: ‘You Can Believe Your Eyes’Prosecutors urged jurors to trust the video evidence, while the defense said Chauvin did not “purposefully” apply “unlawful force” on George Floyd.
  9. police shootings
    Video Shows Chicago Police Shooting and Killing 13-Year-Old With His Hands UpThe Chicago agency investigating police shootings released the graphic footage of an officer shooting Adam Toledo, whose hands were raised.
  10. minnesota
    Is This a Community?Despite their rhetoric, the Brooklyn Center police have an open disinterest in actual community with city residents.
  11. crime
    Ex-Officer Who Fatally Shot Daunte Wright Charged With ManslaughterKim Potter was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday. She has been released on a $100,000 bond.
  12. minneapolis
    This Will Keep HappeningDaunte Wright’s death and Derek Chauvin’s trial highlight an intractable problem with policing.
  13. daunte wright
    Minnesota’s Pro Sports Teams Suspend Games After Police Killing of Daunte WrightThe Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild postponed Monday’s home games after an officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb.
  14. police brutality
    Rochester Police Officers Will Not Be Charged in Killing of Daniel PrudeA grand jury determined that the officers who put Prude in the chokehold that led to his death last March will not face charges.
  15. police brutality
    Criminal Charges Dropped Against Buffalo Cops Who Shoved 75-Year-Old ProtesterA grand jury dismissed felony assault charges against two officers who shoved an elderly man to the ground at a Black Lives Matter protest last June.
  16. capitol insurrection
    ‘It Was No Accident’Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on surviving the siege.
  17. kenosha
    Police Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Will Not Be ChargedKenosha, Wisconsin, DA determined that the officer could reasonably argue self-defense in front of a jury.
  18. power
    Two More Police Officers to Be Fired in Breonna Taylor CaseLouisville’s interim police chief has issued termination letters to detectives Myles Cosgrove and Joshua Jaynes.
  19. walter wallace jr.
    National Guard Mobilized in Philly After Police Killing of Walter Wallace Jr.Several hundred guardsmen will be deployed to Philadelphia within 48 hours, following the police killing of Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday.
  20. breonna taylor
    What Really Happened With the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury?Jurors have started speaking out about the secret proceedings. One called the attorney general’s actions “criminal.“
  21. power
    An Unarmed Black Man Tried to Shake Hands With a Cop. He Was Shot Dead.Jonathan Price, 31, was shot four times in the torso after his family says he broke up a domestic dispute.
  22. policing
    You Can’t Vote Out the PoliceThe problem of the police riot goes beyond partisan and even electoral remedies.
  23. daniel prude
    Black Man Died of Asphyxiation in Rochester After Officers Placed a Hood on HimSeven officers have now been suspended, and the Rochester police chief has resigned, calling the past week “an attempt to destroy my character.”
  24. police brutality
    Wisconsin Police Shot a Black Man Multiple Times in the BackOfficers opened fire on Jacob Blake while his back was turned, as his three children watched from the car.
  25. bad apples
    In L.A. County, Gangs Wear BadgesA helpful illustration of a perverse incentive structure.
  26. police brutality
    In Bizarre Interview, Trump Says Biden Is Controlled by People in ‘Dark Shadows’Trump’s description of left-wing forces supposedly terrorizing the U.S. was so odd that Laura Ingraham noted, “That sounds like a conspiracy theory.“
  27. jacob blake
    How the Police Radicalized the ‘NBA Bubble’Our policing culture is so brutal that NBA stars were driven to break their labor contract and buck expectations that success would buy their silence.
  28. kenosha
    Conservatives Are Defending a White Teen Charged With Killing ProtestersThe argument is basic: All white people can be cops if they want to be.
  29. new york city
    New York’s Most Virulent Opponent of Police ReformDuring his nearly two decades as head of the NYPD’s sergeants union, Ed Mullins has fought virtually every attempt to curb brutality and corruption.
  30. police reform
    The Window for Major Police Reform May Be ClosingThe superficial consensus in polls demonstrating that the public supports police reform hides deeper issues.
  31. encounter
    ‘There’s a Need for Organizers Everywhere’Representative Pramila Jayapal on sparring with Bill Barr, Jeff Bezos, and Joe Biden.
  32. protests
    Portland’s Bigger Policing Problem Was Always LocalTrump’s agents may leave Portland. Police brutality won’t.
  33. encounter
    Lezley McSpadden Is Still FightingSix years ago, her son Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson. The officer has faced no charges.
  34. profile
    Julián Castro and the ‘Timeless’ Policing CrisisPolicing reform was the centerpiece of his failed campaign. Now, it’s all anyone is talking about.
  35. politics
    John Lewis Never Lost HopeThe congressman and civil-rights legend died on Friday. He recently spoke with Zak Cheney-Rice about why he stayed the course.
  36. protests
    Today’s Multiracial Protest Coalition Stands on a Shaky FoundationMany of the likely factors that caused the recent upsurge in dissent are fleeting and contingent.
  37. protests
    The Police Are Still RiotingCompton, California; Columbus, Ohio; and Richmond, Virginia, all saw outbreaks of police violence against protesters on Sunday.
  38. police
    Seattle-Area Labor Council Expels Cop UnionThe move comes amid broader calls for labor to isolate cop unions.
  39. black lives matter
    Everything We Know About the Killing of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta PoliceAtlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, who shot and killed Brooks as he was running away, has been fired and is facing a charge of felony murder.
  40. lies
    Cops and the Culture WarThere’s an old purpose behind the milkshake lie.
  41. rayshard brooks
    Atlanta’s Reforms Won’t Save the Next Rayshard BrooksThe mayor’s first proposals for curbing racist police violence have already been failing for years.
  42. police reform
    The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy of the Police Protest MovementPolice unions are making it clear they won’t be part of any meaningful reform — and undermining their own political and moral support in the process.
  43. protests
    Scenes From the Enduring Protests in New YorkPhotographer Mark Clennon’s arresting photos from the march on Trump Tower on Sunday.
  44. abolition
    Why Police Abolition Is a Useful Framework — Even for SkepticsAbolition is a goal, a process, and a practice.
  45. george floyd
    Protests Are Galvanizing Demands to Take Cops Out of SchoolsSome teachers unions have demanded police-free schools for years, but they face major obstacles.
  46. black lives matter
    Defunding the Police Is Not Nearly EnoughBringing justice and peace to disadvantaged black communities will require more public investment than we can divert from police budgets.
  47. breonna taylor
    The Police Report on the Killing of Breonna Taylor Is Almost Entirely BlankOfficers left the section for injuries empty despite shooting her eight times and indicated there was no forced entry despite using a battering ram.
  48. george floyd
    Photos From the Viewings of George FloydScenes from a highly emotional day in Houston.
  49. just asking questions
    Lessons From the ACT UP Era, for Today’s Protesters“We talked about safer sex in the ’80s, and now we have to talk about safer living.”
  50. george floyd
    What’s in the Democrats’ Policing Reform Bill?It’s a start, but there’s a lot more to do.
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