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Police Brutality

  1. policing
    Eric Adams and Andrew Cuomo’s Grim Vision for New York CityThis dystopian rhetoric has been used before — with disastrous results.
  2. crime
    Tacoma Police Officers Face Murder Charges in Manuel Ellis KillingProsecutors say two white officers brutally beat a 33-year-old Black man in an apparently unprovoked attack, with the help of a third officer.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. police brutality
    Another Man Has Died After Police Pinned Him to the GroundHis brother said Mario Gonzalez was killed in the same manner as George Floyd.
  6. black lives matter
    Who’s Keeping Black Children Safe?A recent spate of horrific reminders that the American system of policing has not been held accountable.
  7. police brutality
    Ohio Police Shot and Killed a 16-Year-Old Black GirlRight before the jury delivered a guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin case, Ma’Khia Bryant was fatally shot in Columbus.
  8. 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.
  9. police brutality
    Derek Chauvin Has Been Convicted of Murdering George FloydThe jury found the former officer guilty on all counts.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. minnesota
    Is This a Community?Despite their rhetoric, the Brooklyn Center police have an open disinterest in actual community with city residents.
  14. power
    The Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Is Back on DutyRusten Sheskey — who shot Blake seven times, leaving him paralyzed — will not be disciplined.
  15. 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.
  16. police shootings
    What We Know About the Police Killing of Daunte WrightThe 20-year-old Black man was fatally shot by a Minnesota officer during a traffic stop.
  17. minneapolis
    This Will Keep HappeningDaunte Wright’s death and Derek Chauvin’s trial highlight an intractable problem with policing.
  18. police brutality
    Chauvin’s Defense Tried to Hide the Latest Police Shooting From JuryAfter Daunte Wright was killed by police, Derek Chauvin’s lawyer worried about jury bias.
  19. 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.
  20. police brutality
    ‘When I Look at George Floyd, I Look at My Dad’Darnella Frazier, the teen who took the viral video of Floyd’s death, testified in Derek Chauvin’s murder trial on Tuesday.
  21. police brutality
    What to Expect in the Derek Chauvin Murder TrialThe proceedings, which began Monday, will focus on George Floyd’s cause of death.
  22. power
    Jacob Blake Is Suing the Police Officer Who Shot HimBlake, the Black man who was left paralyzed after being repeatedly shot in the back, is accusing officer Rusten Sheskey of excessive force.
  23. breonna taylor
    I Was Charged With a Felony for Demanding Justice for Breonna TaylorThe charges were dropped, but they were a clear attempt at intimidation.
  24. police brutality
    The George Floyd Murder Trial Is Off to a Rough StartJury selection has been delayed so prosecutors can seek an additional charge.
  25. 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.
  26. crime
    What We Know About the Death of Daniel PrudeA grand jury has declined to indict any of the Rochester police officers involved in the fatal arrest.
  27. crime
    What We Know About the Killing of Elijah McClainA scathing report by independent investigators says Aurora police “stretched the record to exonerate the [responding] officers.”
  28. police violence
    A Man Died After Police Knelt on His Neck for 5 MinutesWhat to know about Angelo Quinto, who died after a horrifying, violent arrest in December.
  29. 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.
  30. capitol insurrection
    ‘It Was No Accident’Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on surviving the siege.
  31. cable news
    Joy Reid Delivers Powerful Speech on Capitol Siege and Race on MSNBC“White Americans aren’t afraid of the cops. White Americans are never afraid of the cops, even when they’re committing an insurrection.”
  32. crime
    None of the Officers Involved in Shooting Jacob Blake Will Face ChargesBlake’s attorney said the decision “failed not only Jacob and his family but the community that protested and demanded justice.”
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. my album is dropping
    WizKid Drops New Album Made In Lagos, Dedicates It to His Native Nigeria“We will get through this together. Together we move. #endSARS.”
  36. 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.
  37. police brutality
    Philadelphia Police Fatally Shot a Black Man in Front of His MomFollowing the shooting of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., people took to the streets in protest.
  38. 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.“
  39. power
    Nigeria Has Erupted Into Protests Over Police ViolenceEverything to know about the #EndSARS movement, which has gained international attention.
  40. 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.
  41. the bigger picture
    ‘This Is Breonna Taylor’s Home’: Scenes From LouisvillePhotographer J.D. Barnes captures the anguish and the outrage over the grand jury’s decision in Breonna Taylor’s killing.
  42. policing
    You Can’t Vote Out the PoliceThe problem of the police riot goes beyond partisan and even electoral remedies.
  43. 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.”
  44. 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.
  45. bad apples
    In L.A. County, Gangs Wear BadgesA helpful illustration of a perverse incentive structure.
  46. 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.“
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. overloaded
    I’m the Only Doctor in My ER Who Stands Up to the CopsEmergency rooms are stressful even without the threat of brutality.
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