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.
The officers charged in the murder of a Black man in Memphis, Tenn., were part of the elite SCORPION squad. Such units have an ugly history.
When communities face security challenges and lack legal protection, they find innovative ways to respond.
Black Twitter is often the preferred forum for candid and authentic Black-centered discussions on police brutality. Without it, holding police accountable may become even more difficult.
Police reforms have long been on the agenda of Kenya’s independence regimes, but progress remains painfully slow.
The level of accountability within police agencies in Kenya is very low. They operate with impunity, because they know they will get away with it.
In one bloody week in June, 181 Rio residents were shot, including a baby in utero. It’s now impossible not to notice that city’s once-lauded favela “pacification” strategy has all but collapsed.