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Amadou Diallo, 16 years later

The police killing of Amadou Diallo ignited protests and debates in New York City that still rage 16 years later. The case gained national and international notoriety.

Loretta Lynch deftly handles Senate Judiciary Committee

At the beginning of her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning, Attorney General-designate Loretta E. Lynch delivered her opening statement.

Justice for Jerame: Another Black man shot by police

Another police shooting of a Black man has the victim’s family and the community asking questions.

NY attorney general settles agreement with bank in fight to end discrimination

Prompted by concerns of New York banks not lending to minority groups after the mortgage and financial crisis in 2008, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Civil Rights Bureau launched an investigation into the claims.

Woman outraged that Miami police used brother’s mug shot for target practice

Last month, the Florida Army National Guard’s Sgt. Valerie Deant was shocked after arriving at the Medley Firing Training Center shooting range for her unit’s “annual weapons qualifications training,” and coming across a very disturbing find.

AKAI GURLEY CASE GOES BEFORE GRAND JURY

The family of an unarmed Black man fatally shot by police in a Brooklyn housing project says they have faith that the DA will bring the case to justice.

Brooklyn DA to exonerate another man wrongfully convicted of murder

Monday, Jan. 5, Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson agreed to exonerate Derrick Hamilton, a man who was wrongfully convicted of murder and spent 21 years in prison.

Police killings and brutality: causes and solutions

In light of the killings and brutality, the reactions of the police and even of some Black leaders, have been interesting and instructive.

Illinois taping law disputed

Proposed changes to the Illinois “eavesdropping law” is getting backlash because it could discourage people from making video recordings of law-enforcement officers.

Supreme Court excuses cop’s ignorance of the law, Sotomayor finds fault in ruling

At a time when public trust in policing is falling to its nadir, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may have added fuel to the fire.

Turmoil in the streets of NYC

With the killing of officers Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu, shot by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, New York City is in crisis.

Shaneka Thompson: the forgotten victim

With the senseless murders of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu dominating the headlines, many in mainstream media have forgotten about Ismaaiyl Brinsley’s first victim: Shaneka Thompson.

Dante’s dilemma

Mayor Bill de Blasio could find very little wiggle room during a sharp grilling by George Stephanopoulos, the host of ABC’s “This Week,” last Sunday.

Barrons call on Brooklyn DA to hold public hearing in Akai Gurley case

Assemblyman-elect Charles Barron, Councilwoman Inez Barron and Operation POWER are demanding Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson hold a public preliminary hearing for Akai Gurley, the 28-year-old unarmed man who was shot and killed by rookie police officer Peter Liang in ...

Marissa Alexander to be released in January

Black Florida mother Marissa Alexander is being released after accepting a plea deal.