police shootings

What students can take away from the vice presidential debate

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Use this PBS lesson to analyze the vice presidential debate with your students. Continue reading

Do charges in Breonna Taylor case show officers are ‘above the law’?

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Discuss why many from protesters to scholars think the charges in the police killing of Breonna Taylor are inadequate. Continue reading

Atlanta shooting of Rayshard Brooks

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Discuss Atlanta police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, use of force rules and police reforms. Continue reading

Why do so few trials of police shootings end in convictions?

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In July 2016, a young black male named Philando Castile was fatally shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez outside of St. Paul, Minnesota during a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. Continue reading

Sniper attack kills 5 police officers during protest in Dallas

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On Thursday night in Dallas, Texas, gunmen killed five police officers and wounded seven more near the scene of protests against police violence. Two civilians were among the injured. Continue reading

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