US & Canada

US officer kills black woman inside her home after welfare call

Police fatally shoot 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson through window of her home after request to check on her welfare.

US officer kills black woman inside her home after welfare call

Black Lives Matter

NYPD fires Daniel Pantaleo over Eric Garner chokehold death

Garner's dying words, 'I can't breathe', became a flash point in the US debate over race and police use of force.

NYPD fires Daniel Pantaleo over Eric Garner chokehold death

United States

US athletes face penalty for podium protests at Pan Am Games

Gold medalists Imboden and Berry could be penalised for kneeling and raising fist during medal ceremonies in Peru.

US athletes face penalty for podium protests at Pan Am Games

REWIND

Michael Brown: The Death that Shook Ferguson

The police shooting of an unarmed black teenager sparked unrest and national debate about systemic racism.

People & Power

Divided Under Trump: The Strange Death of American Civility

We investigate how the toxic partisan divisions of the Trump era have eroded civil norms vital for US democracy.

Black Lives Matter

US judge recommends sacking officer over death of Eric Garner

White officer Daniel Pantaleo was suspended without pay for 30 days over death of unarmed black man, Garner, in 2014.

US judge recommends sacking officer over death of Eric Garner

United States

Laquan McDonald killing: Four Chicago officers fired for cover-up

Police board finds the officers exaggerated threat posed by the black teen to justify his shooting by a white officer.

Laquan McDonald killing: Four Chicago officers fired for cover-up

Black Lives Matter

No federal charges for white officer in Garner chokehold death

Reacting to the decision, the family of Eric Garner, a black man, says 'we can’t breathe because they let us down'.

No federal charges for white officer in Garner chokehold death

Black Lives Matter

Phoenix mayor apologises after police pull gun on black family

Officers threatened to shoot the black parents over allegations their four-year-old child shoplifted a doll.

Phoenix mayor apologises after police pull gun on black family

Black Lives Matter

US officer shoots dead black woman heard saying 'I'm pregnant'

Texas officer shoots Pamela Turner who allegedly grabbed his Taser and used it against him in incident caught on video.

US officer shoots dead black woman heard saying 'I'm pregnant'

Black Lives Matter

'I can't breathe': Officer faces CCRB trial in Eric Garner death

Eric Garner, a black man, died nearly five years ago after police placed him a fatal chokehold.

'I can't breathe': Officer faces CCRB trial in Eric Garner death

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