Police Misconduct

Queen of Soul Also Leaves a Powerful Civil Rights Legacy

<i>By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer</i><p>Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the …

Black History

'Religious freedom is a cloak for prejudice'

The Last Word<p>Canadian PM: Let’s return to ‘business as usual’<p>09:32<p>Investigator reacts to Brown autopsy<p>08:35<p>Paper obtains official Michael Brown …

Canada

Bid to open California's secret police misconduct files takes major step forward

An effort to make some internal law enforcement investigations open to the public cleared a key hurdle in the Legislature on Thursday, marking the first time in four decades that lawmakers could vote to meaningfully increase transparency surrounding police misconduct.<p>Senate Bill 1421 would open …

Los Angeles

For Trayvon Mullen, knowledge leads to championships

CLEMSON- Knowledge leads to championships.<p>Junior cornerback Trayvon Mullen knows the core foundation of a team is the knowledge shared between the …

College Football

A rare look inside NYPD's implicit bias training

First on "CBS This Morning," a new report released Friday reveals how some of America's police academies are addressing racial bias in the wake of …

Law Enforcement

NYPD paid Spike Lee $200K for work on ad campaign

The NYPD paid Spike Lee — one of its fiercest critics — more than $200,000 to help launch a new policing program aimed at improving relations with …

Black Lives Matter

Pro-Police Organization Blue Lives Matter Rejects NFL’s Bid To Partner with Group

WARNING: This article contains a social media post with an image of graphic violence that some viewers may find offensive. The pro-police …

Conservative View

Gwinnett police — slowly — rolling out body-worn cameras

The Gwinnett County Police Department continues to slowly roll out body cameras for its officers.<p>It will likely take another six months or so for the …

Law Enforcement

Job Rejection Letter States Woman's Name Is 'Too Ghetto'

Yep, this happened in 2018. In Missouri, home of Michael Brown and Ferguson.I am unable to give this a forceful enough facepalm.<br>Employer tells black …

Liberal View

Ferguson captured the attention of the country

The Ed Show<p>copied!<p>Ferguson gained the attention of the entire nation over the past two weeks, following the death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael …

Aretha Franklin

John Elway doesn’t want Kaepernick and other news of the week

The Week That Was Aug. 13-16<p>Monday 08.13.18<p>New York Jets coach Todd Bowles, who exposes children to the Jets every Sunday for 16 weeks out of the …

NFL

Study Exposes Mental Health Health Effects of Police Shootings on Black Communities

Police shootings of unarmed black Americans have adverse effects on the mental health of other black Americans in the general population, according …

Mental Health

'Rest in Power' examines the life and death of Trayvon Martin

Morning Joe<p>Trump vs. the media<p>04:41<p>The deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and Turkey<p>06:00<p>Twitter puts Alex Jones of Infowars on a seven-day …

Aretha Franklin

News of the Day From Across the Nation

1<b>Husband arrested:</b> After his pregnant wife and two daughters disappeared, Christopher Watts stood on his porch in Frederick, Colo., and lamented to …

Crime

Martin death sparks widespread outrage over Florida's 'Stand your ground'

Rachel Maddow<p>copied!<p>Chris Smith, Florida state senator and Democratic leader of the Florida senate, talks with Rachel Maddow about the findings of …

Donald Trump

Court: Dismissal of cop’s Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

A federal appeals court says a Louisiana court rightly dismissed a deputy's lawsuit accusing Black Lives Matter and several leaders of inciting a …

Black Lives Matter

Baltimore Police Withhold Internal Affairs Cases From Panels

<b>BALTIMORE (AP) —</b> An independent review panel is considering subpoenaing the Baltimore Police Department for withheld cases.Civilian Review Board …

Justice

Toughen California's rules on deadly police shootings

Police officers should use deadly force only when they have no reasonable alternative. But that easy and obvious statement necessarily raises two questions: Who is to decide whether there were alternatives and they were reasonable? And what should be the consequences for police who fail to meet the …

Law Enforcement

Wesley Bell defeats St. Louis County prosecutor who presided over Michael Brown case

Justice

Spike Lee Consulted On NYPD Ad Campaign For $200K

<i>Spike Lee at a block party in Brooklyn in 2017 (Scott Lynch / Gothamist)</i><p>Spike Lee's production company received $219,113 in consulting fees to help …

New York City

Ex-Officer Involved In Rodney King Beating Enters DUI Plea

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A former Los Angeles police sergeant who went to prison for his role in the beating of black motorist Rodney King has …

Crime

Teenage boy killed after SUV rolls following police chase; ASIRT investigating

Alberta’s police watchdog is investigating after a 16-year-old boy died following a police chase near Sherwood Park Tuesday.<p>The Alberta Serious …

Edmonton

Spike Lee Under Fire for Neighborhood-Policing Ads With NYPD

Director Spike Lee, who rose to fame directing films critical of police brutality, partnered with the New York Police Department for an advertising …

Black Lives Matter

Baltimore After Freddie Gray, Official Book Signing

<i>By AFRO Staff</i><p>The official book signing for <i>Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories From One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities,</i> a compilation of …

Justice

Fifth Circuit upholds lower court decision barring officer from suing Black Lives Matter

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>A federal appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a lower court's decision to toss a Louisiana police officer's lawsuit against …

Black Lives Matter

Albert Gallmon gives spiritual guidance as Minneapolis endures racial strife

The heat of summer extends beyond weather in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. In the past two years, the Twin Cities have been rocked by police …

Justice

Baton Rouge police chief says violent crime down in recent months, but 'we need to do better'

Despite a spike in shootings over the past week, violent crime in Baton Rouge has decreased over the last few months, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy …

Law Enforcement

LIVE VIDEO: Ferguson reacts to grand jury decision in Michael Brown case

Prosecutor who oversaw Michael Brown case loses race<p>09:25<p>What Has Changed In Ferguson Since Michael Brown's Death?<p>05:57<p>Historic election in Ferguson, …

Justice

Invisible Institute launches expanded police misconduct database

click to enlarge<p>An expansive new version of the Citizens Police Data Project has been unveiled by south-side journalism production company the …

Crime

The long, sordid history of law enforcement spying on Black Lives Matter

In Spike Lee’s new film <i>BlacKKKlansman,</i> we are reminded that the police and the FBI have been regularly infiltrating Black political organizations for …

Black Lives Matter