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These Are the 5 Reasons Why the U.S. Remains the World's Only Superpower

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What Could 50,000 More Police Body Cameras Really Achieve?

It depends on what the end goals are.<p>This week the New York City Police Department is bracing itself for the grand jury decision in the case of Eric Garner's chokehold-induced death. (Update: A Staten Island grand jury has voted not to bring criminal charges against Daniel Pantaleo, the police …

120,000 People Want the White House to Pass 'Mike Brown Law'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A White House petition calling for all police to wear cameras created after the shooting death of …

Black men in business suits protest alleged police misconduct

About 50 African American men, all dressed in dark suits, gathered in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles on Monday for a silent vigil to show support for Eric Garner and other alleged victims of police misconduct.<p>The noontime demonstration, which was anchored by a speech by …

The policing of black bodies: Racial profiling for profit and the killing of Ferguson's Mike Brown

More than six months after Michael Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson, the youth-led protests in Ferguson continue to fuel a national movement …

In #YouTubeAsksObama, he didn't tell the whole truth about his racial profiling law

Asked about racial disparities in police use of force, President Barack Obama said in a YouTube interview on Thursday that an anti-profiling law he helped pass in Illinois led to better policing. But the actual data shows there are still big racial disparities in the state's largest city.<p>The …

SMH: Memphis Police Department Threatens To Demote Black Cops For Filing Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Memphis Police Department Threatens To Demote Black Cops Over Discrimination Lawsuit<p>A handful of black Memphis police officers may now face …

U.S. Supreme Court

Barneys Pays $525,000 To Settle Allegations Of Racial Profiling

Barneys New York has agreed to pay $525,000 in fees and penalties following a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general into racial profiling at the luxury department store.<p>Investigators reviewed a series of complaints from Barneys customers and former employees, who claimed …

Seen It All Before: 10 Predictions About Police Body Cameras

Twenty years ago, law enforcement and activists teamed up to support another video surveillance technology: in-car dash cams.<p>A strange coalition has formed around the police officer-worn body camera.<p>Their ubiquitous adoption is the sole policy change requested by the family of Michael Brown, the …

In school, black girls face dramatically harsher penalties than their white classmates

“What kid needs to be having a conversation with a lawyer about the right to remain silent? White kids don’t…”<p>Last year, two 12-year-old girls were caught writing on a bathroom wall at their Georgia middle school. Both were suspended for a few days. Both of the girls’ families were asked to pay a …

How to Deal With the Police

A workshop is teaching students how to handle confrontations with law enforcement, but some fear the class only reinforces negative stereotypes of cops.<p>It wasn’t hard for Mark Federman to empathize with his students and their daily fears about law enforcement. “I’ve been in these communities for 20 …

After a week, police bust up Occupy LAPD camp-in, arrest 2 women

For seven days, organizers with the regional Black Lives Matter movement camped peacefully outside Los Angeles police headquarters downtown, calling their protest "Occupy<p>LAPD."<p>They had a set of demands centered on Ezell Ford and wanted an audience with Police Chief<p>Charlie Beck. But Monday morning, …

The NYPD Officers Who See Racial Bias in the NYPD

Defenders of the police department too often ignore credible evidence that its treatment of minorities leaves much room for improvement.<p>A dozen years ago, <i>City Journal</i>, the quarterly magazine of The Manhattan Institute, published "The Black Cops You Never Hear About" by Heather Mac Donald, one of …

Justice

Blacks, whites starkly divided on police conduct, AJC poll finds

More than half of Georgians say blacks and other minorities are not treated with the same dignity and respect as whites in the criminal justice …

Fox News Disparages U. Of Minnesota P.D. For Not Being Racist Enough

The University of Minnesota, in order to minimize racial profiling, will no longer include race as the primary identifier of a perpetrator.<p>University …

Will 'DNA Phenotyping' Lead to Racial Profiling by Police?

23<p>SHARES<p>An unknown serial killer wreaking havoc in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the summer of 2002 led local police and the FBI to employ a novel and …

Ferguson’s long, twisted history of racial discrimination highlighted in Justice Department report

The investigation was launched in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown<p>The Justice Department is nearing the end of an investigation into the Ferguson Police Department following the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown last summer at the hands of white cop Darren Wilson. The …