“The violent policing of Black motherhood: How and why cops target mothers of color”


SALON

“Sessions orders Justice Department to review all police reform agreements”


THE WASHINGTON POST

In March 27 Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

“Police turn water cannons on Dakota Access protesters in below-freezing temperatures”


THINK PROGRESS

Violent confrontations between Native American protesters and militarized police continue.

Violent confrontations between Native American protesters and militarized police continue.

“Court rules that black men may have legitimate reason to run from police”


DAILY KOS

This week alone at least three new names were added to the already too long list of black boys and men killed by law enforcement. Tyree King, a 13-year-old boy from Columbus, Ohio; Terrence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, were all shot to death by police. For black men in America, a seemingly run-of-the-mill police stop can turn deadly in a single moment. Now, even the highest court in Massachusetts is acknowledging that black men may reasonably avoid police interaction, even when they've done nothing wrong.

This week alone at least three new names were added to the already too long list of black boys and men killed by law enforcement. Tyree King, a 13-year-old boy from Columbus, Ohio; Terrence Crutcher in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina, were all shot to death by police.
For black men in America, a seemingly run-of-the-mill police stop can turn deadly in a single moment. Now, even the highest court in Massachusetts is acknowledging that black men may reasonably avoid police interaction, even when they’ve done nothing wrong.

 

 

“MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle: The Problem With The Study On Police Bias Is It “Takes Our Eye Off The Ball”


MEDIA MATTERS

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“3 Chiefs In 9 Days: Oakland Police Department In Scandal Meltdown”


THINK PROGRESS

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, left, speaks beside then Oakland police chief Sean Whent in Oakland, Calif.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, left, speaks beside then Oakland police chief Sean Whent in Oakland, Calif.

“‘Wild animals’: Racist texts sent by San Francisco police officer, documents show”


CNN

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“Police torment paralyzed Black veteran by putting water out of reach—as he lay dying (VIDEO)” 1


DAILY KOS

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““Rahm failed us”: Calls for Rahm Emanuel to resign reach fever pitch as Chicago cops “accidentally” kill black mother of five”


SALON

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to a question after announcing the appointment of Sharon Fairley as leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, during a news conference in Chicago. Officials have been criticized for the handling of the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to a question after announcing the appointment of Sharon Fairley as leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, during a news conference in Chicago. Officials have been criticized for the handling of the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

“27 Things Every Black Person Must Learn Before Age 12”


HUFFINGTON POST

Tamir Rice, shot dead by police while carrying fake gun