The loss of the Black Lives Matter activist, who died at age 27, is incalculable.
She became a voice for police accountability when her father, Eric Garner, died after being put in a chokehold by New York City police in 2014.
The surveillance was uncovered after a protester filed a Freedom of Information request about demonstrations in 2014 and 2015.
A jury in North Charleston, S.C., could not agree that Michael Slager committed a crime when he fired five shots into Walter Scott's back, forcing the judge in the case to declare a mistrial.
After more than two years, there may soon be significant movement on the case.
Eric Garner, an African-American, died at the hands of NYPD officers in 2014, prompting nationwide protests. Now, newly exposed records show that undercover officers were sent to the demonstrations to gather “multimedia records” of the events—possibly violating the department’s own rules.
And redirect the money “to black futures and the marginalized,” writes Guardian columnist Stephen Thrasher following the announcement that New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton intends to resign next month.
Citizens who provide video evidence of police brutality are doing a public service. Police harassment of those citizens has to stop.
The activist talks about what has changed—and what hasn't—on this third anniversary of the birth of the nation's most important contemporary struggle for social and political justice.