Police State

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Maryland on Tuesday took a significant step to curb racial profiling and other discriminatory policing tactics, releasing broad new rules that aim to limit law enforcement officers from targeting individuals based on race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, among other characteristics. The state's Attorney General Brian Frosh issued a nine-page...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Police in riot gear face down protesters during the 201 G20 summit in Toronto, Canada. (Photo: Jackman Chiu/cc/flickr)
The Toronto police officer who orchestrated the mass arrest of over 1,000...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
This story may be updated. Social justice and human rights activists are...


Marking this "holiday of horrors," another black guy dies - this time on video - another white cop walks. The failure of a New York grand jury to indict Daniel Pantaleo for choking Eric Garner to death quickly sparked a righteous wave of protests and furious chants of "This Stops Today." A stunningly tone-deaf NYPD offered the hashtag #Wehearyou and the vow they're "committed to rebuilding public trust." Hey NYPD: The people have had it. Eric Garner's father: "There is no justice system."