Stories tagged: "police brutality"


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The News Media Whitewashed Police Brutality for Decades. Here’s Why We Believed Them.

Reporters have often blindly parroted law enforcement’s version of events, marginalized Black and Brown voices, focused on violence rather than protesters’ demands, and used irresponsible language when covering police brutality.

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Hollywood’s Decades-Long Love Affair With Copaganda Is Finally Facing a Reckoning

“It’s important to recognize that most [people] in the United States have never had an actual encounter with the criminal justice system, especially the police. Therefore, their sole source for understanding policing and what is considered proper behavior rests in media portrayals."

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Colorado Is Reopening Investigation Into Horrifying Police Killing of Elijah McClain. Here’s What We Know.

In the video, Elijah McClain can be seen sobbing as he repeatedly tells officers, “I’m just different.” Samara McClain said her brother was a massage therapist who planned to go to college.

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Why Getting Cops Out of Schools Is Good News for Black and Hispanic Students

36% of elementary schools and 65% of high schools in the U.S. have police officers on site, but the tide may be changing.

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‘He’s Pulling Us All Apart’: Americans Deeply Unhappy With Trump

Just 24% of Americans say the country is headed in the right direction, down from 42% in March, and Trump’s overall approval rating sits at 39%.

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The ‘Warrior Mindset’ of Cops Is One of the Biggest Obstacles to Police Reform

“Fear is motivating a lot of excessive force because you just have a lot of officers out there who don't know how to handle themselves properly” in situations that require the use of defensive tactics.

Philonise Floyd, a brother of George Floyd, gives an opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on proposed changes to police practices and accountability on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Washington. Floyd arrived on Capitol Hill the day after funeral services for his George Floyd, who has become a worldwide symbol in demonstrations over calls for changes to police practices and an end to racial prejudices. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)
WATCH: George Floyd’s Brother Calls on Congress to Step up and ‘Stop the Pain’

“I’m here today to ask you to make it stop. Stop the pain,” Philonise Floyd told the silenced hearing room.