Posts tagged "police brutality"
Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Anyone For Sandra Bland’s Death

Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Anyone For Sandra Bland’s Death

A grand jury decided on Monday not to indict anyone in connection with Sandra Bland’s death in a Texas county jail last summer. The grand jury will reconvene next month to “take up remaining issues,” including whether or not state trooper Brian Encinia – the officer who arrested Bland – should face criminal charges.

SCOTUS Protects Use of Deadly Force by Police

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Texas police officer to avoid a civil suit for shooting and killing a fleeing suspect, despite two federal appeals court decisions that would have allowed the lawsuit to go forward.
Update: Deputy Fields Has Been Fired

Update: Deputy Fields Has Been Fired

Update: The officer who violently attacked a female student at Spring Valley High School in South Carolina has been fired, his boss reports.
Outrage Over Footage of Officer Assaulting Black Student in South Carolina High School

Outrage Over Footage of Officer Assaulting Black Student in South Carolina High School

An outpouring of national outrage has followed footage of Deputy Ben Fields attacking a female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina for allegedly refusing to leave her the classroom.
Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina

Texas Woman Files Complaint After Officer Forcibly Searches her Vagina

"I feel like they sexually assaulted me! I really do," Charnesia Corley said about a forced body-cavity search following a traffic stop in which a Texas deputy claimed he smelled marijuana.
Sandra Bland’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Sandra Bland’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Sandra Bland's mother filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday claiming that Bland should never have been arrested and blaming Texas officials for her death.
Katherine Spillar Urges Cleveland to Dramatically Increase Hiring of Women Police to Mitigate Police Violence

Katherine Spillar Urges Cleveland to Dramatically Increase Hiring of Women Police to Mitigate Police Violence

In a well-received speech at the City Club of Cleveland today, Katherine Spillar, Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation urged Cleveland city officials to dramatically increase the hiring of women police officers as a way to decrease police brutality incidents.
Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland's Arrest

Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland’s Arrest

Texas officials today released dash cam video footage showing Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia physically threatening Sandra Bland, a 28-year old African-American woman who died in police custody last week.
Police Need to be Held Accountable for Violence Against Black Women and Girls

Police Need to be Held Accountable for Violence Against Black Women and Girls

McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt’s violent attack on a 15-year-old African American girl at a neighborhood pool party went immediately viral over the weekend.
Maryland State Prosecutor Promises Justice for Freddie Gray

Maryland State Prosecutor Promises Justice for Freddie Gray

The six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray of Baltimore, Maryland have been charged criminally with offenses ranging from manslaughter to false imprisonment.
March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

Marchers are ending an eight-day journey across 250 miles and five states to deliver anti-profiling and police-force-militarization legislation from New York City to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

The Department of Justice will sue Ferguson, Missouri, if it finds evidence that its police department discriminates based on race and that its authorities aren't trying to make changes, according to CNN.
Protestors Demand Justice After Denver Police Fatally Shoot Queer Latina Teen

Protestors Demand Justice After Denver Police Fatally Shoot Queer Latina Teen

On Monday morning, a 16-year-old lesbian Latina named Jessie Hernandez was shot and killed by Denver police. Now, her friends and family are uniting with communities of color and LGBT activists to demand justice.
#BlackLivesMatter Movement Takes On Racist Coverage by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation Companies

#BlackLivesMatter Movement Takes On Racist Coverage by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation Companies

Over a thousand protesters are slated to rally outside Fox News headquarters today to protest racist coverage of anti-police brutality movements across the country by both Fox News and newspaper The New York Post.
Thousands Marched for Justice in Washington, DC in the Wake of Fatal Police Violence

Thousands Marched for Justice in Washington, DC in the Wake of Fatal Police Violence

The families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, and John Crawford III, all attended the march.
Activists Will March in DC Tomorrow for an End to Police Brutality

Activists Will March in DC Tomorrow for an End to Police Brutality

Reverend Al Sharpton and the families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Akai Gurley, and Tamir Rice will be leading a march Saturday in Washington, DC.
Protests Begin After Grand Jury Fails to Indict Police Officer in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Protests Begin After Grand Jury Fails to Indict Police Officer in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Immediately following the announcement that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted, hundreds of demonstrators spilled into the streets, blocking traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel and on the Brooklyn Bridge and staging a die-in at Grand Central Station.
5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

The only thing more frustrating than fighting the sheer will of the state is discovering that one's allies aren't all that invested.
President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms

President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms

Following the non-indictment of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the White House announced a national plan for police reform.
Protests of the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Continued Across the Country Over the Holiday Weekend

Protests of the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Continued Across the Country Over the Holiday Weekend

Today marks a full week of national pop-up demonstrations protesting the Ferguson grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the officer responsible for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.