Stories tagged: "police brutality"


Rev. Greg Drumwright and another BLM protestor raises their hands in a Black Power salute shortly after being released from the Alamance County Jail Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Ovaska/Cardinal & Pine)
Threat of Pepper Spray Isn’t Stopping This Election Day Rally In North Carolina

After a peaceful voter turnout rally was violently and abruptly shut down in Alamance County this weekend, organizers pledge to return on Election Day to urge voters to the polls.

Attorney's for the Wallace family, Shaka Johnson, left, and Kevin P. O'Brien, right, speak to the media outside Walter Wallace Jr.'s home in Philadelphia, Pa., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Police officers fatally shot Wallace, a 27-year-old Black man armed with a knife during a confrontation the day before, an incident that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood and sparked a standoff that lasted deep into the night. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Walter Wallace Jr.’s Parents Called for Medical Help. Police Showed Up Instead and Killed Him.

The family said police responded to calls to the house earlier Monday to deal with Wallace, who was having a mental health crisis.

Sharif Proctor lifts his hands up in front of the police line during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. Police officers fatally shot the 27-year-old Black man during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Philadelphia Police Killed Another Young Black Man—This Time in Front of His Mother

Hundreds of protesters filled the streets of West Philadelphia Monday night, just hours after Philadelphia Police shot and killed a young Black man in the middle of the street.

President Donald Trump bows his head down at a conservative summit in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Donald Trump, Who Is President, Tries to Blame Deadly Violence on Joe Biden

Trump’s latest Twitter barrage represents perhaps the clearest signal yet: He is banking his re-election campaign around stoking racial division and using scare tactics to try and convince suburban women to vote for him instead of Joe Biden.

Police have deployed a variety of violent tactics against protestors since May. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
‘I Feared for My Life’: The Use of Unmarked Vans in Arrests Is More Common Than You Think

“This is the kind of thing that happens over and over and over and I'm glad attention is finally being paid to it, but this is not new. This is the kind of thing that’s been happening for years.”

A demonstrator is arrested by police during a protest in support of the two-month long police protest movement in Portland, Oregon, Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Los Angeles. Image via Shutterstock
Police Accused of 125 Human Rights Violations During Black Lives Matter Protests, New Report Says

“The unnecessary and sometimes excessive use of force by police against protesters exhibits the very systemic racism and impunity they had taken to the streets to protest."

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It’s Been 143 Days Since Breonna Taylor Was Killed. Black Women Deserve Better.

The response to Taylor’s case is only now gaining momentum.