Police Brutality

10 Arguments Against Stupid Responses to Police Brutality

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The blatant murder of young Black men in public spaces by police officers, has prompted ongoing discussions about police brutality and the use of excessive force in Black and minority communities. These conversations, however, are not always met with open minds. Some people– especially White...

Watch Police Officials Attack a Teenage Girl for Using Cellphone

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In Houston, Texas police officials wrestled a high school 10th grader to the floor. Ixel Perez, who attends Sam Houston High School, is seen pinned to the floor face down by police officers employed by the high school’s district. What was the teenage girl guilty...

Philly Cop Files Police Brutality Lawsuit Against Police Department

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A Philadelphia police officer is breaking the blue wall of silence and has filed a lawsuit against his police department. Brandon Ruff, a sergeant with the Philadelphia police department’s 16th precinct,  filed a lawsuit stating that he was assaulted by 7 officers in Philadelphia’s 35th District when he entered...

‘The Problem Is I’m Black': Black Man Gets Tased By Police While Picking Up Kids From School

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Thanks to smartphones across America there is no doubt police brutality should be pushed to the forefront of today’s concerns. There is new cellphone footage of a Black man in St. Paul, Minnesota being confronted by police for walking to pick up his children from...

We Don’t Need No Water: Black Rage, Ferguson and The Fire This Time

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We’ve been here before. The reoccurring nightmare of tear gas, rubber bullets, flash grenades and unlawful arrests that held a small Missouri town hostage for six days may be receding, but we must remain aware in this moment, present and fully engaged. Because we’ve been here before. We,...