Filmmakers Call For DOJ Probe Into Harassment Of People Who Record Police During Killings
"We, the documentary community, call upon the Department of Justice to investigate a troubling pattern of abuse of power: the pervasive harassment of citizens who use cameras and social media to document and distribute footage of law enforcement."
Jay Z And Beyoncé Paid "Tens Of Thousands" To Bail Out Protesters, Activist Says
Dream Hampton said Sunday that Jay Z and Beyoncé wired thousands of dollars to help release protesters jailed in Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. Update: Representatives confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Monday that a donation was made to the Black Lives Matter movement, and co-founder Patrisse Cullors said “We are incredibly thankful to the Carters for their generous gift."
Top New York Judge Wants Courts To Supervise Grand Juries That Investigate Cops
The proposal would allow judges to oversee proceedings now dominated by prosecutors. The statement comes at a time of renewed debate over the fairness of grand juries after they declined to indict two white police officers who killed unarmed black men.
22 Of The Most Powerful Photos From This Week
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.)
A 7-Point Guide To The Latest Report On The NYPD's Use Of Chokeholds – And The Department's Response
The New York City Police Department's Office of the Inspector General just published a report on the use of chokeholds. Here's a simple guide to understanding what they found, with an update including the department's response.
Plainclothes Officers Were Attacked Before Pointing Guns At Oakland Protesters, Officials Say
The California Highway Patrol said it has used plainclothes officers in the Bay Area since protests against police violence that began Nov. 24. Some protesters are accusing the officers of attempting to instigate looting.