Black Lives Matter

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Of the 1,091 killings, officers were charged with crimes in relation to 18 deaths from 2016. (Photo: FuseBoxRadio/cc/flickr)
Despite the protests , media scrutiny, and all around heightened national attention, young black men in 2016 continued to be the predominant victims of police violence in the United States. According to year-end figures published Sunday by the Guardian database The Counted , "[b]lack males aged 15-34 were nine times more likely than other...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Forth Worth resident Jacqueline Craig called the Forth Worth Police Department (FWPD) on Wednesday after a neighbor (center) reportedly assaulted her 7-year-old son for littering. (Screenshot: Porsha Craver/ Facebook)
Highlighting the power of technology to bring injustice to light, a Texas...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Walter Scott appears in his Coast Guard uniform in this undated photo. (Credit: The Scott family)
The judge presiding over the case of Walter Scott, who in April 2015 was shot...


In a stunning if alas unsurprising indictment of American "justice" - one suggested alternate headline: "Water Is Wet" - a new leaked report has found that racist cops in Dothan, Ala. and a complicit D.A. have been planting drugs and guns for years on black suspects, hundreds of whom remain jailed on false charges. Silver Lining Dept: The reveal came from whistle-blowing fellow-cops who "hope the mood of the country is one that demands action," and long overdue justice.