Police Brutality

‘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,...

NYPD Cops Probed in Dragging of Half-Naked Mom Into Hall

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On the heels of Eric Garner’s murder at the hands of the NYPD, another act of police brutality by the hands of the gang in blue is now the subject of an investigation.  On July 13, the NYPD was caught on film dragging a half-naked Brooklyn, N.Y., woman into the...

Why I Will March For Eric Garner

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When I first read Kimberly Foster’s piece entitled, “Why I Will Not March For Eric Garner”, it felt cold, ill-timed and exploitative—a transparent example of never letting a serious crisis go to waste. I immediately read it again to ensure that my reaction was not due to what...

Black Female Professor Slammed to the Ground by ASU Police for Refusing to Show ID

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An Arizona State University professor is facing felony charges after authorities allege she assaulted an officer during a confrontation with police. But newly released video of the incident has raised concerns about the officers’ behavior. ASU police officer Stewart Ferrin claims he stopped Dr. Ersula Ore...