Jacob Jorge

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Why Is It So Hard to Track Taser Use?

Sandra Bland was threatened with a Taser even though she posed no harm to officers. She’s not the only one.<p>The new video of the arrest of Sandra Bland is brutal and hard to watch.<p>It also raises a question: <i>Why did an officer threaten her with a stun gun?</i><p>In the video, Bland, the 28-year-old woman …

Law Enforcement

Obama's Missing Police-Reform Proposal

Eric Holder wanted to make it easier to prosecute civil-rights abuses in federal court, but that push has gone nowhere.<p>President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing released its final, 116-page report on Monday after six months of work. And the boldest proposal made by former Attorney …

Justice

Protests follow fatal police shooting of unarmed 19-year-old in Wisconsin

Peaceful protesters in Madison took to the college town's streets with chants of "Black Lives Matter" following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted. The city's police chief said he understood the anger, …

Law Enforcement

#SittingOnPorchWhileBlack: Video Shows NC Cop Violently Arresting Black Man

A Greensboro, N.C., police officer was stripped of his law-enforcement credentials last week via a vote by City Council members after body-camera …

Law Enforcement

Taser vs. Gun: Why Police Choose Deadly Force Despite Non-Lethal Options

Three black men were shot dead by police in the past week, marking the latest flash points in violence that touched both coasts and cut through the Midwest.<p>But in two of those cases — first in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and then in El Cajon, California — not all police on the scene had their guns raised. …

Law Enforcement