Police fire tear gas to deter protesters in Hong Kong.
Two deaths and video of a police man shooting a protester have hardened attitudes of Hong Kongers against the police.
Uganda’s security officials have been known to use too much force when dealing with crowds.
Uganda's police have powers to use excessive force on citizens.
A new slogan for an old problem.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
A Detroit police officer makes an arrest during the riots of 1967.
Detroit is Burning.
In 1967 race riots nearly tore Detroit apart. The next year, the Kerner Commission, appointed by president Lyndon Johnson, placed the blame on the way the police and had handled the response.
Shooting victims are removed from the Algiers Motel in Detroit, July 26, 1967.
Efforts to keep the city segregated led to one of the largest civil rights rebellions of the 1960s, and interactions between citizens and police turned deadly.
Police school lecture series, 1935.
Courtesy of Berkley, Ca. Police Department – Historical Unit
The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.
Emmanuel Macron is driving through his neoliberal agenda by relying on French police forces renowned for their violence against ethnic minority citizens, protestors and migrants.
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.
Members of the police SWAT team gather outside a small apartment building in Montréal in 2009.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The deployments of SWAT teams by public police for routine police activities have risen in major Canadian cities. This militarization will likely fall disproportionately on those from minority groups.
Spanish National Police block people trying to reach a polling station in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 1. Catalan leaders accused Spanish police of brutality and repression.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
The European Union is quick to condemn countries like Venezuela and Turkey when they engage in anti-democratic tactics. So why is it so silent on Spain's treatment of the Catalan?
Decentralisation, advanced training, civilian control, feminisation, unionisation and cultural change: the Spanish police are not a remnant of the Franco years
U.S. President’s apparent passion for cruelty speaks to a greater American illness.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Donald Trump seems to have a passion for cruelty, often publicly celebrating his investment in violence as a source of pleasure. Those tendencies represent symptoms of a broader American sickness.
People gather around a truck to get food on Detroit’s east side in July 1967. The food was brought to the riot-stricken area by the Crisis Council, one of the many organizations aiding residents.
Women have long been the targets of police violence as well as men.
A National Guardsman stands at a Detroit intersection during the summer riots of 1967.
AP Photo/David Stephenson
Fifty years ago, Jeffrey Horner watched news broadcasts of the riots that erupted just miles from his home. But he was worlds apart from the racial tensions that had been festering for decades.
Bricks, laid out in front of Congress, represent the staggering number of Brazilians killed each week.
Some 60,000 Brazilians are killed each year, accounting for 10% of all homicides worldwide. As terrorised voters look to authoritarian leaders to impose order, Brazil's democracy hangs in the balance.
Anger pits young people against police following an accusation of police brutality.
An officer is under investigation for rape, a young man is in hospital, and people want answers.
‘Rapist, killer cops’: protesters march in Paris’s 18th arrondisement.
Governments' continual use of security forces to 'keep order' in low-income and minority neighborhoods masks their inability find solutions other than force.
University students use a mattress as a shield against rubber bullets.
Social justice is not just a phrase for protesting students. Instead it is something that defines them.
A student tries to stem her bleeding during clashes at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Protest movements become radicalised by two factors: escalating policing and competitive escalation between political adversaries and other protesting groups.
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.