Darren Spencer at a memorial for his childhood friend Saheed Vassell, a 34-year-old father of a teenage son, fatally shot by police in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, April 5, 2018.
AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews
Police are almost always the first responders in cases of mental health crisis. Too often these encounters turn bad, even deadly. But police were never meant to be in charge of US mental health care.
Activists rallied in New York City in July 2016 to protest police-involved shootings.
According to a new study, about 52 of every 100,000 men and boys, and about 3 of every 100,000 women and girls, are killed by police in the US.
A memorial display with a drawing of Antwon Rose II sits in front of the Allegheny County courthouse. Police officer Michael Rosfeld shot Rose three times as he fled a car after a traffic stop.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
A new project looks at the race of on-duty police officers and civilians involved in 917 fatal shootings in 2015.
There are multiple efforts to count police homicides in the U.S.
Official records on police homicides are full of holes. A new study tries to fill in the gaps – and finds new evidence of racial and regional inequality.
Protesters on the University of Cincinnati campus.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
Does it make sense to compare the percentage of black Americans shot by police to the percentage of black Americans in the population? A new analysis suggests a different way of looking at the data.
Antwon Rose Jr. was fatally shot by a police officer in East Pittsburgh.
AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar
Scholarship in organizational psychology has shown that when employee morale is low, it can result in poorer performance. A new study finds this may be true for some police officers.
Police recruits take a test at police headquarters in Dallas.
AP Photo/LM Otero
Data on Dallas police shootings, including incidents when police choose not to shoot, shows that race is not a significant factor.
A diagram of where police shooting victim Stephon Clark was struck by bullets.
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
Research on implicit bias, machismo and community relations may shed light on what drives police-citizen violence.
Australian-born Justine Damond was shot and killed in Minneapolis by US police in July last year.
In Australia, far fewer people are killed by police firearms than in the US – there are clear ways to ensure we never go down that path.
Annual 2010 zombie march in Madrid, an homage to George A. Romero.
AP Photo/Paul White
Romero’s ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and ‘Dawn of the Dead’ will be remembered among the first films to use horror as a form of political critique.
Outside the courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Two major trials in the killings of black victims in South Carolina start this week. Learn about the state's past and present struggle with racial violence in this roundup.
Protests rock the streets of Charlotte.
The shooting of yet another black American by police in North Carolina ignited a tinderbox of deep anger and resentment.
Protesters call for the arrest of an officer who shot dead unarmed motorist Terence Crutcher.
Protests erupted against the killing of black men by police in Tulsa and Charlotte. This roundup looks at research on racial violence and explains where there might be potential solutions.
A Dallas police officer makes his way to the funeral of Baton Rouge officer Montrell Jackson.
The role of police is being questioned as never before. In addition to facing increased media scrutiny, officers are being killed. What is the effect on their well-being and, in turn, on ours?
“Every day I wake up determined to deliver for the people I have met all across this nation that have been neglected, ignored, and abandoned.”
Trump appeared surprisingly presidential. According to a scholar of American political rhetoric, there were echoes of Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan.
Anxiety can turn debilitating.
With shootings and explosions and a coup in recent weeks, it's only natural that anxiety would besiege us. There are research-tested ways, however, that can help us deal with it.
Protesters last week in Baton Rouge.
Recent tragedies have shown the depth of racism in society. As we ask ourselves how to move forward, we also need to ask how these events affect African-American children through vicarious racism.
Online and offline activism are merging, as recognised by this protest against the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Racial abuse and violence and the intertwining of 'offline' and 'online' worlds call for new methods for opposing racism in public.
Texas Councilman Jonathan Miller is seen in a still image taken from the body camera of a police officer on October 8 2015.
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After two more fatal shootings by police of black men this week, we republish one legal scholar's argument that what needs addressing is the police's culture of masculinity.
Sometimes cameras are too small to be noticed
The mere presence or absence of a camera does not deter violent behavior. We know this through decades of research on CCTV demonstrating that video monitoring has little to no effect on violent crime and…