The Justice Department has launched a civil rights probe of the Memphis Police Department to examine allegations of excessive force, improper stops and searches and racial disparities.
At a time when Americans celebrated their nation’s independence, it’s clear not every American enjoys the same constitutional rights.
Shielding police from accountability can only lead to more brutality, misconduct – and multimillion-dollar settlements.
This whirlwind tour of social history describes how infectious diseases have shaped humanity at every stage. It suggests reducing inequality will give us our best chance of surviving future plagues.
The explosive viral spread of the grainy but dramatic footage shows the limits of mainstream media ethics.
Police brutality disproportionately affects Black communities and can cause numerous adverse effects, including depression, anxiety and trauma.
Police departments have faced recruitment and retention problems since the 2020 George Floyd protests. It has meant some agencies have had to lower standards to attract new officers.
New research on police departments across the country reveals a significant link between the use of fatal force and college education – the more educated are less likely to use it.
A new book about George Floyd, the grandson of sharecroppers, murdered by a police officer in 2020, is a moving work of reportage and activism.
Has the defund the police movement had an impact in Canada? It depends on how you define success.
The greedy tendencies of police departments help illustrate why public police funding is a major problem today in Canada and the United States.
Long considered an arbiter of American fashion, Ralph Lauren has unveiled a clothing line targeting students at Black colleges.
The large budgets allotted for urban policing must be reconsidered so that communities can explore safer alternatives.
Solidarity must never be attempted through the erasure and homogenization of people’s lived experiences.
King saw parallels between the anti-colonial movement in Africa and the civil rights struggle in the US.
The continued reliance on outdated indicators of police performance reinforce conventional ideas of police sustainability rather than align with the concerns of “defund the police” advocates.
Police body-worn cameras increase disciplinary action against officers and reduce racial bias against citizen complainants, according to a recent study.
Minneapolis residents voted 56% to 44% against an amendment that would have transformed the city’s police. The reasons they did so are complicated, an expert writes.
Escaping slavery did not result in unconditional freedom.
Few people embody the contradictions of U.S. history like the author of the Star Spangled Banner, someone who denounced slavery as a moral wrong but rejected racial equality.