Today, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) launched a new initiative to produce, advance and enact meaningful reforms to address police violence and patterns of racial discrimination. The Police Reform and Racial Justice Working Group will take on the urgent task of outlining a series of specific recommendations related to America’s policing practices to help end the injustices facing black Americans. The Working Group is composed of the mayors of Chicago, Tampa, and Cincinnati, and the police chiefs of Baltimore, Phoenix and Columbia and will be assisted by other experts in the field with the goal of releasing actionable recommendations in the coming weeks. Read more
CALAIS, FRANCE (JULY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) – Human Rights Watch pressed France on Wednesday (July 26) to end what it described as recurrent police violence against migrants in the northern town of Calais, where hundreds have returned despite the demolition of a sprawling camp once known as “the Jungle”. Continue reading
Hundreds of people gathered to protest the fatal shooting death of a black unarmed teenager by Chicago police. Continue reading
FBI Director James Comey discusses police shootings before laying a wreath at memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Several people are shot and wounded near a protest area after an unarmed black man was shot by a Minneapolis police officer a week ago.
Activists held a small rally in Ferguson as the city braces for protests on anniversary of Michael Brown shooting.
USA (Next Media) – African American civil rights activist Sandra Bland was found dead in her Waller County jail cell on Monday in what has initially been ruled a suicide.