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

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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.

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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.

slavery

'There were black Confederates too': Bargaining with US history

Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum in Richmond, shares her views on the Confederate Monument debate.

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