Russia

UN decries police use of 'excessive force' on Russian protesters

Russian investigators say they are launching a probe into 'mass unrest' and violence against police by protesters.

UN decries police use of 'excessive force' on Russian protesters

Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong police under fire over violent response to protests

Critics say police tactics undermine public trust in force once seen as 'Asia's finest' but now the target of anger.

Hong Kong police under fire over violent response to protests

Hong Kong

Two Hong Kong police officers cleared in 2014 protester beating

Appeal court also reduced the sentences of five others who were involved in attack that was recorded on video.

Two Hong Kong police officers cleared in 2014 protester beating

Hong Kong protests

Police criticised over failure to stop attacks on protesters

Protesters slam police for not acting against gang members armed with clubs who attacked passengers, injuring dozens.

Police criticised over failure to stop attacks on protesters

United States

US police brutality videos emerge showing unnecessary force

Police brutality continues to make African American community feel marginalised.

United States

Pittsburgh braces for rallies after cop acquitted in teen killing

Jury clears officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide for shooting and killing teenager Antwon Rose II last year.

Pittsburgh braces for rallies after cop acquitted in teen killing

The Listening Post

Purpose advertising: The best an ad can be?

An insight into the world of advertising and the challenge of striking a balance between purpose and profit.

Black Lives Matter

US police launch probe after black man held for cleaning his yard

Police in Colorado confronted the black man picking up rubbish on his front lawn assuming that he was holding a weapon.

US police launch probe after black man held for cleaning his yard

Black Lives Matter

More than 80 arrested during Sacramento police shooting protest

City's mayor wants answers after 84 people arrested during protest against the 2018 police killing of Stephon Clark.

More than 80 arrested during Sacramento police shooting protest

US & Canada

Prosecutors seek longer sentence in black teen shooting

Illinois attorney general seeks harsher punishment for ex-officer who shot 17-year-old McDonald 16 times.

New sentence sought for former Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke

Human Rights

Relatives sue Atlanta city after police officer killed black teen

Family's lawyer says the officer 'emptied his gun' into 18-year-old D'ettrick Griffin during alleged car theft attempt.

Relatives sue Atlanta city after police officer killed black teen

United States

Former US policeman sentenced for black teen's murder

White ex-officer sentenced to over six years in jail for on-duty 2014 shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald in Chicago.

Black Lives Matter

Chicago cops acquitted of cover-up charge in black teen's killing

Relatives of Laquan McDonald, killed in 2014, call ruling step backwards for black community's fight for justice.

Chicago cops acquitted of cover-up charge in black teen's killing

Canada

Black people '20 times more likely to be shot' by Toronto police

Ontario rights watchdog report says the city's black citizens are disproportionately discriminated against by police.

Black people '20 times more likely to be shot' by Toronto police

Human Rights

'Appalling' video shows NY police pulling baby from mother's arms

Outrage over video showing NYPD officers violently yanking toddler from his mother's arms at Brooklyn food stamp office.

'Appalling' video shows NY police pulling baby from mother's arms