A white police officer, Michael Rosfeld, was charged Wednesday with criminal homicide in the fatal shooting last week of an unarmed black teenager who fled a traffic stop in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Race & Society
The lethal injection brought an end to the macabre executions of the past. But after a string of botched deaths, its humanity is being brought into question. Is there another option?
Ahmed Timol’s inquest ruling from suicide to murder spurs investigators to pursue ‘unfinished business’ of deaths in custody. They’re appealing for information relating to more atrocities by apartheid-era police.
The scale of deaths of black people after contact with the police is so high that even United Nations human rights experts and agencies have felt the need to speak out on the issues.
The Home Office has finally made some response to mounting pressure over its disgraceful indifference to Commonwealth citizens, whose lives have been turned upside down several decades after they first settled in the UK.
Theresa May has announced an annual Stephen Lawrence Day to be held on the anniversary of his murder. The prime minister made the announcement at a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the crime that shocked Britain.
News headlines in 2017 were primarily dominated by coverage of Trump’s administration and party politics. But while most the attention was focused on his antics, police officers around the country killed over 1,000 civilians.
A video of men appearing to be sold at auction in Libya for $400 has shocked the world and focused international attention on the exploitation of migrants and refugees the north African country.