“It has become too easy for people to conflate disagreements about issues with matters of identity,” one nonprofit official says.
The settlement was reached months after a former Brooklyn Center police officer was sentenced to two years in prison for the fatal shooting of Mr. Wright during a traffic stop.
Many in a generation that grew up with a Black president and Black Lives Matter are embracing Black colleges and universities.
Some urban police departments are struggling to keep their numbers up.
Not long ago, the party was focused on police reform, but rising fears of violence, especially among communities of color, have led candidates to change course.
Stories of loss, struggle, change and hope are the most powerful tools we have to understand one another and bridge what divides us.
Frustrated Americans ask whether the release of graphic photos of gun violence would lead to better policy. But which photos, and who decides?
It’s a sign that we at least agree that racism and homophobia are bad.
As the host turned a civil war at Fox to his advantage, he found himself at the forefront of the nativist forces transforming conservative politics.
A string of setbacks made the pundit flee television, the Republican establishment and even his home. He re-emerged with what may be the most racist, and successful, show in the history of cable news.
Tired ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric is not the solution to crime in 2022.
The changes come as the Biden administration has struggled to make meaningful progress on a vow to crack down on police abuses.
A video from June 2020 showed Martin Gugino, 75 at the time, motionless and bleeding after being pushed to the ground. The footage fueled outrage during a summer of unrest over police violence.
Jurors in the civil case found that the Denver Police used excessive force against the 12 plaintiffs.
Mark Miles, a Black officer with the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, says in a lawsuit that his white supervisor and other officers made hateful comments in a work-related text chain.
There is no real relationship between crime rates and police budgets.
Not every killing connects with the culture and activates a mass movement. This one did.
With testimony concluded in the trial of three former officers for their role in George Floyd’s death, the jury is set to hear closing arguments.
With violent crime rates rising and elections looming, progressive prosecutors are facing resistance to their plans to roll back stricter crime policies of the 1990s.
Ignored by the media and pushed aside by the police, the families and supporters of missing Black women are building their own missing persons operation online.
Anti-vaccine economic vandalism and the right-wingers who love it.
Visibility is one thing. Actually mustering the power to fundamentally rearrange society — that is something else.
Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 and a half years for the murder, but what about the other officers who were at the scene?
Demonstrators march downtown days after the fatal shooting of Amir Locke, 22.
Harlem Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan, who has equated the policing system to slavery, is now considering how to deliver her message in a district mourning for two officers.
London Breed has heard the wrath of progressives (and conservatives) on doing too much (and too little) to “clean up” neighborhoods in San Francisco struggling with substance use. She’s not backing down.
Progressive philanthropists who fund groups that promote extreme views are “exacerbating intraparty conflict and stoking interparty backlash.”
The suit comes after a monthslong investigation, which Attorney General Mark Herring said uncovered a pattern of “discriminatory, unconstitutional policing.”
The family of Valentina Orellana-Peralta described the terrifying moments before the 14-year-old girl, who had recently moved to Los Angeles from Chile, was killed by a stray bullet fired by a police officer.
George Floyd’s murder set in motion shock waves that touched almost every aspect of American society. But on the core issues of police violence and accountability, very little has changed.
The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles said it had made “procedural errors” when it issued a recommendation that Mr. Floyd be posthumously pardoned for a 2004 drug conviction.
Federal agents infiltrated Portland’s unruly racial justice protests, dressing to blend in and capturing clandestine video. The tactics raised internal concern.
The police almost always win in cases before the Supreme Court. Protections against police overreach will need to come from the state and local level.
Calls for unity have ebbed over disagreements on one main issue: policing.
After the tumult and triumphs of 2020, here are the achievements that shaped the first year following the country’s racial reckoning.
Many of us are taught that if we work hard enough we’ll be able to get over our losses. The social scientist Pauline Boss sees it differently.
The actor who was found guilty of falsely telling the police he was the victim of a hate crime faces a possible sentence of up to three years, but experts disagree on whether the judge is likely to incarcerate him.
Under the deal, which is subject to City Council approval, the money would go to 32 plaintiffs who said they were injured by the police during 2020 social justice protests.
Ambitious museum shows in Tulsa, Richmond, and Louisville left an imprint. Jasper Johns, Maya Lin and Latino artists shone. And the high quality of gallery shows of women was dizzying and gratifying.
District attorneys around the country are investigating officers in cases their predecessors had handled, raising the ire of police unions that say it undermines public safety.
The murder convictions of three white men in the death of Ahmaud Arbery were praised by many as a just outcome in a case that could have stoked racial divisions.
We must stop tying our hopes for justice to high-profile criminal cases.
We do not just remember the death. We remember the life, the beauty, the art, the feeling, the waiting, the living.
His acquittal has reinvigorated support on the right for armed responses to racial justice protests and unrest.
In a virtuosic solo show at the Whitney, the artist finds her subjects’ complex humanity, and offers a new way forward for representation.
“Before Yesterday We Could Fly,” a novel approach to the period room, threads together past, present and future. It focuses on Seneca Village, a Black community whose erasure still reverberates.
Kyle Rittenhouse’s semiautomatic rifle endangered everybody around him — and himself.
When Jacob Blake was partially paralyzed last year, it set off civil unrest in Kenosha, Wis. Jurors are now deliberating the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two men during those protests.
We need effective, non-militarized policing with accountability for bad officers. Getting that takes hard work, not just rhetoric.