Police Brutality

FL Officers Kill Black Psychiatric Patient

In November 2018 Florida police officers shot and killed a black psychiatric patient inside the hospital.

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IL Officer Shot and Killed a Black Man who had Detained an Active Shooter

In November 2018 an Illinois police officer shot and killed a black man who had detained an active shooter.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Pride is a Protest

For the forty ninth anniversary of the Stonewall Inn Riots, we're exploring why Pride is a protest, and why it still must be.

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VA Police Officer Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Man

In May 2018 a police officer in Virginia shot and killed an unarmed, possibly mentally ill, black man.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: The Criminalization of Race and Use of Force

White women use white men (i.e. police officers) to enact their white supremacy.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: Our Violent Culture

America's violent culture is more pervasive than mental illness or video games. We're having the wrong discussion.

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Exploring the Kyriarchy: The Marginalization of Black Neighborhoods

For Black History Month, we explore the marginalization of black neighborhoods.

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Police Accused of Bullying Teenager out of Reporting Rape by Officer

In November 2017 a lawyer claimed that nine police officers tried to bully a teenage woman who says she was raped by two police officers out of reporting the crime.

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Lawyers for NY Officers Charged with Rape Smeared Victim

In October 2017 lawyers for two New York police officers charged with rape attacked the victim’s credibility.

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IN Bullied Autistic Child Handcuffed by Police Officer

In October 2017 an Indiana police officer handcuffed an autistic nine year old.

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MD White Students Wore Racially Insensitive Costumes

In October 2017 white students in Maryland wore racist costumes that referenced police brutality as a joke, and subsequently published photos on social media.

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NY Prosecutor Recommends Insufficient Penalty for Officer Guilty of Excessive Force

In September 2017 a New York prosecutor in the case of an officer accused of excessive force, who was found to be guilty of excessive force by the Civilian Complaint Review Board, recommended that the officer forfeit 10 vacation days.

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OK Police Officer Kills Deaf Man

In September 2017 an officer shot and killed a deaf Hispanic man.

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MS Latino Man Killed by Police After Attempt to Serve Warrant of a Neighbor

In July 2017 Mississippi police shot and killed a Latino man while attempting to serve an arrest warrant to a neighbor.

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WA Police Killed Black Woman with Known Mental Health Issue

In June 2017 Washington police shot and killed a black woman who had called police to report a burglary.

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WI Officer Acquitted in Excessive Force Case

In June 2017 a Wisconsin former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black man.

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GA Police Officer Used Excessive Force on Homeless Black Woman

In June 2017 a Georgia police officer used excessive force on a homeless black woman who may suffer from mental illness.

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PA Officers Regularly and Illegally Search Underwear of Young Black Men

In May 2017 a Pennsylvania newspaper highlighted what defense attorneys argue is a widespread practice of Philadelphia police of searching the underwear of young black men.

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Officer Fired for Excessive Force Is Reinstated Due to Arbitration Process in Union Contract

In April 2017 an officer who was fired for excessive use of force was reinstated due to an arbitration process built into the police officer’s union contract.

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