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Tyre Nichols

Murder of Tyre Nichols: The Aftermath

Posted: January 31, 2023 at 2:59 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

Memphis police announced Saturday that they have permanently deactivated the unit of the five officers who fatally beat a young Black man, Tyre Nichols.  SCORPION, or Street Crimes Operation to Restore Peace in Our Neighborhoods, included more than two dozen officers tasked with taking on street crime. According to the department, their job included finding […]

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Policing in America

New Arizona Law Highlights Complexities within Modern Day Policing

Posted: September 19, 2022 at 10:20 am   /   Article, U.S.

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd cried out the phrase “I can’t breathe.” The immediate aftermath snowballed into large-scale civil unrest, countless public protests, and a nationwide discussion surrounding police brutality and excessive force. Videos similar to George Floyd’s have become increasingly more and more common in the days since Floyd’s death. The presence of […]

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police reform bills

Police Reform Bills Sweep the Nation in Wake of Protests

Posted: June 13, 2020 at 6:55 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, Politics, TRENDING, U.S.

Two weeks of non-stop Black Lives Matter protests across the United States are starting to yield results. Protesters are demanding massive change, including defunding police forces entirely. While most localities are not willing to go that far, police reform bills are being proposed at nearly every level of governance. In cities, on the state level, […]

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Protests across US

Protests Continue Across The US

Posted: June 2, 2020 at 4:51 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, news, TRENDING, U.S., Videos

Protests and riots continue to rage across the country in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd. Floyd was a black man in Minneapolis who was arrested for a non-violent crime and was unarmed. One of the four officers involved has been charged in his death. Protests began over Memorial Day weekend and […]

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Weekend Review: Floyd Death Shines Spotlight on Police Brutality in the U.S.

Posted: May 31, 2020 at 7:18 pm   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES

The spotlight is back on police brutality in the US following the death of unarmed black man George Floyd. Last Monday, employees at a Cup Foods store in Minneapolis, Minnesota called authorities to report a counterfeit $20 bill. Police arrived on the scene and the employees reportedly directed them to George Floyd, who was sitting […]

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How Big Of A Problem Is The Police Use Of Excessive Force Within The United States?

Posted: October 17, 2018 at 10:28 am   /   Article, FEATURED STORIES, U.S.

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was recently found guilty of second-degree-murder from a 2014 shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald. In the now infamous incident, Van Dyke shot the unarmed McDonald — who was seventeen at the time, sixteen times as he was walking away from the officer. A viral dashcam video captured the incident […]

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