An anthropologist, who studies the impact of police violence on black communities, examines the ways that police violence kills black women slowly through trauma, pain and loss.
By Christen A. Smith, The Conversation
The young adult novel "The Hate U Give" tells the story of a teenager whose childhood friend is shot and killed by a police officer. In the book, now a finalist for a National Book Award and Kirkus Prize, author…
By PBS NewsHour
The Rev. Al Sharpton on Saturday accused President Donald Trump of "encouraging police violence" during a speech this week on Long Island to an audience of uniformed officers.
By Verena Dobnik, Associated Press
Thousands of protesters filled the streets of St. Paul on Friday night and 18 were arrested after a jury acquitted the police officer who shot Philando Castile.
By Omar Etman
By PBS NewsHour
President Obama has commuted the sentences of more federal prisoners than any other president, and he’s on track to leave far fewer federal inmates in federal prison since the 1960s. Hari Sreenivasan offers a look through the life of a…
In our news wrap Wednesday, the North Carolina police officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott in September will not face criminal charges. The prosecutor said there was evidence that Scott, a black man, was holding a gun and ignored…
For attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected an early supporter: the junior senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has served as a U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney general, but he was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 based on controversial…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
A Trump administration could radically reshape the Justice Department, particularly civil rights efforts that have become one of its most pressing and high-profile priorities.
By Michael D. Regan
Two Minneapolis police officers will not face discipline for the fatal shooting last year of Jamar Clark, the department's police chief said.
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