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Thousands Protest Acquittal of Officer in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

Friday’s verdict in the 2016 shooting sparks protest throughout Minnesota and an outpouring of emotion online.

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Compassion Leads to Action When It Comes to Racial Injustice

The Truthdig team sat down with Pastor Cue Jean Marie, a Los Angeles-based activist and prominent figure in the local chapter of the Black Lives Matter movement, to discuss social and racial injustice.

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Police Killing of Alton Sterling

Sterling, a 37-year-old African-American, was shot fatally when police were trying to arrest him in Baton Rouge, La. Cellphone video footage shows him pinned to the ground by officers as at least one of them shot him.

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VIDEO: White Police Officer Who Fatally Shot 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice Will Not Face Criminal Charges

Describing the shooting of the boy as a “perfect storm of human error,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty declared, “The death of Tamir Rice was an absolute tragedy. It was horrible, unfortunate and regrettable. But it was not, by the law that binds us, a crime.”

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FBI Admits Lack of Data on Police Shootings Is ‘Embarrassing,’ ‘Ridiculous’

Director James Comey says The Guardian and The Washington Post are doing a better job of tracking information than the U.S. government.

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 READ MORE



Michael Brown Anniversary: Black Teen Is Gravely Wounded, Accused of Shooting at Police (Video)

Tyrone Harris was shot by four plainclothes detectives after allegedly firing on their unmarked vehicle as he walked from a gunfight among several people late Sunday night, according to the St. Louis County Police Department.

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 READ MORE



Michael Slager Indicted for Murder in Walter Scott Shooting

A South Carolina grand jury has indicted a former police officer for murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black man.

Posted on Jun 8, 2015 READ MORE



Police Body Cameras Aren’t Enough—We Need More Videos by Witnesses

“The case of Walter Scott shows just how valuable a citizen with a camera can be,” writes Morgan Hargrave, a member of a group that trains civilians to expose human rights abuses with video. “We don’t need more video from the police perspective, but more from our own.”

Posted on Apr 10, 2015 READ MORE



Cleveland Police Kill 12-Year-Old African-American Boy Carrying Fake Gun

As America continues to reel from the killing of Michael Brown in Missouri, news has spread from Ohio that a black child was shot by local authorities Saturday afternoon while carrying a replica gun at a playground.

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No Justice for Michael Brown

In the most fundamental sense, there will never be justice for Michael Brown.

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 READ MORE



Here’s Proof That Police Kill Black Males at a Far Higher Rate Than Their White Counterparts

A ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males.

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 READ MORE



For Black Men in America, There Is No Break From Racism

The events of this summer in Ferguson, Mo., highlighted an ugly truth to mainstream Americans: Black men in this country are viewed as so suspicious by law enforcement that they are often shot first and questioned later.

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 READ MORE



Family Alleges Racism Compelled Utah Police to Shoot Darrien Hunt

“They killed my son because he’s black,” Susan Hunt told a local news outlet after the shooting of her son, 22-year-old Darrien Hunt, by police in Utah.

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After 2 Officers Indicted on Shooting Charges, Dallas Police Call for Body Cameras

Mandatory body cameras for police officers may not fix everything, but it’s a step in the right direction.

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Striking Miners Charged in Slayings of Colleagues Shot by Police

Despite the fact that video seen around the world clearly showed police firing on the South African miners, their co-workers are the ones who are being charged in the deaths.

Posted on Aug 30, 2012 READ MORE


Life in the American Slaughterhouse

We all know about Aurora. We know a lot less about Anaheim and the killing of Manuel Angel Diaz, shot in the back and in the head by that city’s police just a few short hours after the awful Aurora murders.

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