Ava DuVernay’s new documentary chronicles how our justice system has been driven by racism from the days of slavery to today’s era of mass incarceration. The film, “13th,” is named for the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery.
Author: Kushi Amlak-Sakhu
Police in Columbus, Ohio, say officers were responding to a report of an armed robbery Wednesday night when they encountered a person who pulled what appeared to be a gun from his waistband.
The family of Indigenous woman Rebecca Maher is desperately seeking answers about how their daughter died in NSW police custody, after they sighted a report saying no illegal drugs or alcohol had been found in her system.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday halted the execution scheduled for later this month of a man convicted of killing a Houston police officer 28 years ago. Robert Jennings, 58, was set for lethal injection on 14 Sept 2016.
It’s been 148 days since Texas executed someone—a remarkable lull in the use of the death penalty for a state that has killed far more people than any other. There hasn’t been a gap between Texas executions this long since June 2008.
The police shooting of a 15-year-old Black Brooklyn teen is being compared to the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The shooting left Keston Charles injured after Officer Jonathan Rivera struck him three of the 16 times he fired at him.
Obama planned to meet with Alton Sterling’s relatives at the airport in Baton Rouge before returning to Washington on Tuesday afternoon. Obama is in Louisiana to tour flood damage and meet with affected residents and local officials.
The death of the former footballer Dalian Atkinson after being Tasered by the police in Telford has prompted renewed concern about police use of the weapon. There have been at least 17 deaths linked to the use of Tasers since 2003.