NEW YORK (AP) — After years of silence, federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they won't bring criminal charges against a white New York City police officer in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric...
JERUSALEM (AP) — In his song "Handcuffed," rapper Teddy Neguse addresses police brutality against young Israeli men of Ethiopian descent.
Although the song came out in 2017, it has reached...
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Three people have been arrested for blocking traffic in Tempe as part of a protest of police brutality.
Police took three women into custody without incident Thursday...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eight people were arrested after protesters of the Utah Inland Port Authority clashed with authorities, police said.
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Dozens of mothers are marching through Tel Aviv in a show of rising anger over a police officer's fatal shooting of an Ethiopian Israeli teenager, which touched off violent...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Scores of activists returned to streets across Israel on Wednesday to protest the killing of an Ethiopian Israeli teen by an off-duty police officer in what the community calls...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis protested Tuesday against alleged police brutality toward Ethiopian Israelis across the country after police shot dead an Ethiopian Israeli...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians claim Israeli forces attacked them after a peaceful rally against police brutality in east Jerusalem.
Forty-nine-year-old witness Abed Zamzam says that after...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police department will be outfitted with body cameras in an attempt to become more transparent.
News outlets report the Jackson Police Department unveiled...
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Amnesty International is calling for an independent investigation into allegations of police brutality and unlawful killings during post-election riots in the Indonesian...
NEW YORK (AP) — The medical examiner who performed an autopsy on Eric Garner testified Wednesday that a police officer's chokehold set into motion "a lethal sequence of events," but she said even...
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly five years after Eric Garner's pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against police brutality, a disciplinary trial began Monday for the New York City police...
ALBION, Mich. (AP) — A police officer in southern Michigan has been fired after body camera video showed him striking a handcuffed 13-year-old boy in the back of a patrol car.
Son of man killed by police found unfit in child rape trial
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The son of a black man whose killing by white police officers sparked protests has been found incompetent to stand trial on a charge of first-degree rape of a child.
The Advocate reports the Thursday ruling comes after three doctors were appointed to examine 18-year-old Cameron Sterling, who's accused of raping an 8-year-old boy while babysitting in December.
Rep. John Lewis sides with NFL players who want to protest
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis believes sometimes people have to kneel before they can be heard so he supports NFL players who want to peacefully demonstrate against police brutality and social injustice.
Group protests police killing of 14-year-old in Tempe
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Demonstrators stormed a Tempe City Council meeting to protest the fatal police shooting of a 14-year-old boy who was found with an airsoft gun.
The group Tempe Against Police Violence chanted and held signs Thursday in protest of the shooting of Antonio Arce.
Jury awards man $250,000 in police brutality suit
BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $250,000 to a Massachusetts man who said Springfield police used excessive force when they responded to his home for reports of a domestic disturbance.
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- Tribune-ReviewJudge Mariani assigned to Michael Rosfeld case, the cop accused of killing teen Antwon RoseSeptember 1, 2018
- Houston ChronicleThe other Cinco de Mayo that marked the history of police brutality in HoustonMay 4, 2018
Super Bowl week to feature Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Migos
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott to Jermaine Dupri are among the music artists who have been criticized for taking part in Super Bowl-related events, but their shows — and many others — will still go on. That's despite a political firestorm over whether social justice needs to be addressed at the NFL's marquee event.
Ethiopian Israelis rally in Tel Aviv against police violence
JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Ethiopian-Israelis are protesting in Tel Aviv against alleged police brutality after an officer killed an Ethiopian man two weeks ago.
Demonstrators blocked a major highway in Tel Aviv on Wednesday and paraded through major avenues of the city protesting what they consider to be systemic police mistreatment of the minority group. They carried signs saying "police are killing Beita Yisrael," a Hebrew term for the Ethiopian Jewish community.
Entertainers address social injustice issues at Super Bowl
ATLANTA (AP) — Some entertainers believe social injustice needs to be addressed during the Super Bowl and are ensuring the topic that ignited a political firestorm, engulfing the NFL, will be in the spotlight.
They passionately disagree on how. Some will perform in Super Bowl-related events while others will be noticeably absent.
Trooper sidelined over Instagram post about police brutality
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state trooper has been placed on administrative duty over an Instagram post that said police beatings are deserved.
NYPD officer faces May trial in Eric Garner chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer accused in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man will face an NYPD disciplinary trial next May - nearly five years after the man's pleas of "I can't breathe" became a rallying cry against police brutality, an administrative judge said Thursday.
Police killing of Utah hip-hop artist draws protest
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates are demanding answers in the killing of a 30-year-old hip-hop artist by Salt Lake City police.
KTVX-TV reports that dozens of people demonstrated on Saturday to protest the shooting of Cody Belgard.
The group Utah Against Police Brutality and the Rose Park Brown Berets say Belgard was shot while fleeing.
Amy Schumer supports Kaepernick, sits out Super Bowl ads
Don't look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She's sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality.
The comedian and "I Feel Pretty" actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: "Otherwise how are you not complicit?"
City set to pay out $360,000 in police brutality case
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York city is set to pay out $360,000 to settle a lawsuit with a woman who said two police officers slammed her head into a bench.
Exhibition reflects on 1968 Olympic protest and its legacy
ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly five decades before NFL players took a knee to protest police brutality and social injustice, African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos defiantly raised black-gloved fists during an Olympic medal ceremony to protest the way black people were treated in the United States.
Upstate city reaches settlement in police brutality case
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York city has reached a settlement with a woman who says two police officers, including a finalist for chief of police, slammed her head into a bench.
State settles brutality case against Highway Patrol trooper
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The state of South Dakota will pay $100,000 to settle a police brutality case brought against a Highway Patrol trooper who slammed a defenseless man into the floor of a garage.
Jenifer Lewis supports Colin Kaepernick
Louisiana mayor bans Nike products from parks and rec
KENNER, La. (AP) — The mayor of a New Orleans suburb banned the city's parks and recreation department from purchasing Nike products, days after the athletic apparel maker released a controversial ad supporting former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
2 players kneel for anthem, Kaepernick tweets to thank them
DENVER (AP) — Colin Kaepernick called them his brothers.
Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only two players to kneel during the national anthem on the NFL's opening Sunday, and Kaepernick, who is no longer welcome on an NFL sideline, made sure to offer his thanks to them via social media .
The Latest: Group says arrest ‘first step’ toward justice
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a man by a Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for her own (all times local):
The group Mothers Against Police Brutality says the arrest of a white Dallas officer in the off-duty shooting death of her black neighbor is a "first step" toward justice and accountability.
A protest in Trump Country brings home nation’s race divides
ROWLAND, N.C. (AP) — They put down their pompoms and lined up along the football field behind their tiny high school in their tiny town.
Their classmates marched the American flag onto the field. "The Star-Spangled Banner" began, and six teenage girls with blue bows in their hair each dropped to one knee.