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The Stomach-Turning Numbers Behind America’s Police Violence

Data indicates law enforcement officials have killed nearly 500 people this year alone.

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John Oliver Tackles Police Killings and the System That Lets Some Cops Get Away With Murder (Video)

The “Last Week Tonight” host points out flaws in the handling of police brutality in the United States.

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Police Officers Nationwide Are Using Law-Enforcement Databases Illegally for Corrupt, Personal Ends

An Associated Press investigation shows officers spying and acquiring information on “romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work.”

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Only in America









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Officials Outraged After ‘Shocking’ Report on NYPD Kicking People Out of Homes

New York City officials said reforms were needed after a ProPublica investigation showed that the police have been locking out residents who haven’t been charged with a crime.

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2015: The Year Police Killings in America Were Counted

Heightened visibility alone, however, has not effectively ended such slayings or brought justice to victims.

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Government Surveillance of the Black Lives Matter Movement Shamelessly Violates the First Amendment

ACLU staff attorney Nusrat Choudhury explains why government tracking of activists involved in the Black Lives Matter movement is simply “not okay.”

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Justice Is Blind









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Plutonians of Color (Video)









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VIDEO: Judge Releases Footage of Police Killing Unarmed Man in L.A. Suburb

A legal order has led to the public release of dashcam footage showing a 34-year-old man being fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers in 2013.

Posted on Jul 15, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



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Black and Latino People Killed by Cops Are Far More Likely to Be Unarmed Than Whites

While one glance at the news about recent police killings would probably lead you to assume that more unarmed minorities are killed than are weaponless whites, the actual numbers might astound you.

Posted on Jun 6, 2015 READ MORE


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Target Practice









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Cop Cam









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Stop and Search









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Driving While Black: Chris Rock Takes a Selfie Each Time Cops Pull Him Over

For the last seven weeks, the comedian has been publicly documenting his police stops to highlight racial profiling.

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After L.A. Homeless Man’s Killing, Russell Brand Asks, ‘Are Police Deadlier Than Terrorists?’

The video of the shooting in Los Angeles “shows you what the problem is, in essence: that the police force in certain sections are out of control, and there are ... members of the human community whose life doesn’t have value,” the comedian and commentator says.

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



How Cops and GOP Are Teaming Up to Undermine the BlackLivesMatter Movement

Threats seem to expose a political plot against the NYC mayor and the BlackLivesMatter movement.

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Racial Profiling









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Funny or Die’s Satirical ‘Cops: Ferguson’ Episode Shows Just How Far Police Militarization Has Gone

“A lot of cities like to use violence as a last resort,” a Ferguson policeman played by David Koechner says in a recent Funny or Die video clip, “but we’ve found it’s pretty fun to use it as a first resort.”

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Mayberry Militarized









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Jon Stewart on Fox Ferguson Coverage: ‘White Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Teen’ Does Sound Terrible

“Do you not understand that life in this country is inherently different for white people and black people?” the “Daily Show” host asks of Fox News’ pundits on the show’s first day back from a summer break. 

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Michael Brown’s Funeral









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MLK Meets Ferguson Cops









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Race Card









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What Makes Michael Brown’s Killing Different From the Rest?

Mychal Denzel Smith, a contributing writer at The Nation, argues that the impetus behind the Ferguson protests isn’t the slaying of one unarmed black man since the incident is not uncommon in present-day America.

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 READ MORE


Post-Racial America Alert (Video)









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Let’s Talk About Race









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Freedom of the Press Endangered in Ferguson

Several journalists have been arrested during protests held in Ferguson, Mo., over Michael Brown’s shooting; Egypt issues a statement urging the U.S. to employ “restraint” in the Missouri suburb, seemingly mocking similar statements from the American government in the past; meanwhile, the Arctic’s snow depth has fallen significantly in the past half century. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 READ MORE


Premiering in Ferguson









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The Best Reporting on Federal Push to Militarize Local Police

A few facts you might have missed about the flow of military equipment and tactics to local law enforcement.

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Equal Justice









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Military Police









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Militarized Cops and Donuts









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Bus Stop









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Mayberry









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Police States









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‘Blackfish’s’ Role in SeaWorld’s Stock Crashing

A documentary about the treatment of animals at SeaWorld could have a lot to do with its plummeting shares; the militarization of U.S. suburbs is something we all need to pay close attention to; meanwhile, a black person is killed by authorities or pseudo-authorities every 28 hours in America. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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To Terrify and Occupy

Welcome to a new era of American policing, where cops increasingly see themselves as soldiers occupying enemy territory, often with the help of Uncle Sam’s armory, and where even nonviolent crimes are met with overwhelming force and brutality.

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Serve and Assault









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Police in Schools Do More Harm Than Good

Schools patrolled by cops see a surge in criminal charges against students for behavior that used to be handled in the principal’s office, and police presence does not make students safer, some youth advocates and legal professionals say.

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Chicago Cops Have a ‘License to Swill’

Police patrolling Chicago’s suburbs are permitted by their departments to work “with substantial amounts of alcohol in their systems,” reports the city’s NBC television bureau and the Better Government Association.

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