The art of photography is an amazing tool used by journalists all over the world. Some images they create can make you laugh, cry, or enter a state of awe. Others are just aesthetically beautiful and pleasing to the eye. These are some of the most amazing images from this week created by hardworking photographers all over the globe. (Some viewers may find some of the images disturbing.)
The white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager last summer had faced civil rights charges. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, though, will have the final say.
“The problem in Ferguson is that there’s no consensus on leadership in the community,” says Rep. G.K. Butterfield.
Last month, some members of the New York Police Department publicly turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio. We asked New Yorkers: Should they have turned their backs on him?
Advocacy group Ferguson Action said the holiday should be a time where Americans unite in a national “resistance to injustice” in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Grand Juror Doe” said he or she disagrees about how the facts of the case against Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, who was not charged in the shooting death of Michael Brown, have been portrayed to the public.
Protesters are still marching every day, sometimes clashing with police. On New Years Eve, demonstrations took place in St. Louis, New York, Los Angeles, and other cities.
It wasn’t just you. From Ukraine to Ebola to Gaza, it’s been a year of big, horrifying international news stories that just wouldn’t end.
The shots were fired Tuesday as officers arrested six people who allegedly were burglarizing a beauty supply store damaged during protests violent protests in November.
The mayor said the officer “needs professional help” and asked the media to respect his privacy. The officer shot and killed Antonio Martin, who police said was armed.
Police fear a new wave of violence against officers. Activists fear an end to efforts to hold cops accountable when they cross the line.
Officer Timothy Zoll made the comments to The Washington Post Friday after a street memorial for Michael Brown was destroyed by a driver.
Protesters in Los Angeles took to Beverly Boulevard for the Millions March LA. In New York, protesters called for justice for Akai Gurley.
A car drove through the candles and stuffed animals on Ferguson, Missouri’s Canfield Drive, where Michael Brown died in August. Officials and family members said they’re working on plans for a more permanent location.
The demonstration came a day after an officer killed a teenager in Berkeley, Missouri.
The 18-year-old man was shot at a Mobil gas station after pulling a gun, Berkeley police said. A crowd later gathered and clashed with police.
A high school teacher who abused his students. A Georgia prison allegedly covering up the rape of a trans inmate. The chaotic aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson. The brief life and baffling death of an unarmed man shot dead by police in a Wal-Mart. A disappearing wage thief. The downfall of Mississippi’s most progressive prison reformer. Here are a few of the most memorable crime stories published by BuzzFeed News in 2014.
Pressure is continuing to build on the San Jose Police Department, after BuzzFeed News exposed the controversial tweets made by one of its officers against civil rights protesters.
A new lawsuit alleges black voters and candidates are at a perpetual disadvantage in Ferguson’s racially charged school board elections.
The White House “Task Force on 21st Century Policing” was announced Thursday. It will make its recommendations to the president about how to fix America’s police forces by early March.
It comes down to how police see young black men.
Los Angeles will be the first large city to use body cameras across its entire police force. The plan was supported by police and civil liberties groups, officials said.
Thousands packed Pennsylvania Avenue to memorialize recent victims and call for policy changes.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch apologized for “inadvertently” omitting to release some of the evidence collected after the shooting of Michael Brown. The newly released evidence includes a transcript of an interview with Dorian Johnson, a friend of Brown’s, who was with the 18-year-old when he died.
A judge delivered a legal victory to protesters Thursday, saying police have to warn protesters and give them time to disperse before firing tear gas.
As a black man I’d learned to fear the police. Then the police became my family.
“This is what due process looks like: it is messy, it can be long and it can be frustrating.”
Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson vows to renew his legislation to keep military weaponry away from local police forces next Congress, says President Obama could have done more to stop the flow.
The owners of Swiish Bar and Grill in Jennings, Missouri, said they lost thousands of dollars when law enforcement turned their parking lot into a command center.
The AFL-CIO’s sole police union sent a letter to the federation’s president about the issue.