Black Lives Matter

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Chicago police systematically violated people's civil rights by routinely using excessive force, particularly against African-Americans and Latinos, according to a bombshell report (pdf) from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released Friday. The report is the conclusion of a 13-month investigation into the Chicago Police Department (CPD),...
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...
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...


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.