Journalist, Attorney Respond to Mayor Emanuel’s Comments on Release of Police Shooting Video

November 13, 2015 – In a story date-lined 1:43 PM today, the Chicago Tribune reports that Mayor Emanuel commented on why the City of Chicago is still refusing to release police film of an officer shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald sixteen times in October 2014. The Tribune reports that Mayor Emanuel said that now is not… Read More

It’s Not About Race??

  Here is something that astounds me: in video after video, we see a white, male cop unnecessarily brutalizing a black female who had failed to immediately defer to the cop’s authority, and law enforcement quickly declares that race was not a factor in the violence. By now, many of us have seen one of… Read More

A Culture of Police Violence

There’s been a lot of press about unwarranted police shootings and law enforcement cover-ups of police brutality, but do you ever wonder how on earth a culture developed where some police officers could believe that it is okay to treat people that way? I certainly have. And here’s what I’ve come up with: the culture… Read More

Witness Who Recorded Denver Police Brutality Sues Police For Threats, Unlawful Search

Denver Police Retaliated Against Levi Frasier for Recording Their Use of Excessive Force Against Unarmed Civilian & Pregnant Woman DENVER, August 14, 2015 – A witness to an unlawful police beating filed a federal civil rights suit today against Denver police for violating his 1st and 4th Amendment freedoms by threatening him with arrest if… Read More

Family of Unarmed Black Teen Killed by Police Sues Madison

Tony Robinson, Jr., Shot to Death by Officer Matthew Kenny, Despite Posing No Threat August 12, 2015 – The family of Tony Robinson, Jr., an unarmed 19-year-old killed in a hail of bullets by a Madison police officer, will lead a rally announcing the filing of a federal civil suit against the City of Madison… Read More

Caught on Tape: Iowa Cops Shoot Black Bystander 5 Times, Then Lie About It

Just-released security tape shows cops lied after they shot Jovan Webb, who survived April 5th police shooting CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 7/22/15 – Attorneys for Jovan Webb, a black Waterloo, IA resident, filed suit in federal court here today against the City of Waterloo and some of its police officers for unlawfully shooting him five times… Read More

Police Attacking Autism

With autism on the rise in this country, unacceptable clashes between police officers and autistic people indicate that there is a serious need for better education of our nation’s police forces about the differences people with autism present. Autism is a general term for a complex neurobiological condition characterized by non-typical brain development. There is… Read More

The Militarization of the Police

As our country grapples with how to decrease police brutality, police excessive force, and unjustified police shootings, it is worth noting how the police violence plaguing many cities is fed by the extreme militarization of local police forces. Through federal grants and Department of Defense donations, billions of dollars worth of military equipment has found… Read More