There is little likelihood of peace in the U.S. as long as armed law enforcement touches so many aspects of people's daily lives, writes Kai Wright at The Nation.
Relatives of a South Carolina man killed by a police officer while running away have called for justice following the shooting -- the latest in a series of killings of black men by U.S. cops. "Democracy Now!" reviews footage of the killing.
Witnesses told investigators that a police officer did not need to use lethal force against an unarmed black man who was killed outside Atlanta for behavior that may have been influenced by a diagnosed bipolar disorder.
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.
Footage of the moments immediately after the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in August shows a witness on the scene saying the unarmed 18-year-old's hands were raised when he was killed.
Riot police dispersed protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday night. Among 16 people arrested were two journalists, Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post.
The New York Daily News has named Anthony Carelli, a White Plains police officer who stands accused of brutality in an unrelated 2008 case, as the cop who shot and killed 68-year-old black veteran Kenneth Chamberlain Sr. when responding to a false medical alarm at Chamberlain’s home in November 2011.