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Police Brutality

The Florida Deputies Who Slammed A Black Teen's Head Into The Ground In A Viral Video Have Been Charged

The 15-year-old boy was bending down to pick up a cell phone during an incident at a McDonald's when the officers pepper sprayed him and threw him to the ground.

Tiffany Cabán Says Criminal Justice Reform Could Improve Public Safety

Cabán, a candidate for district attorney in Queens, told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM that there are “so many better ways to have better public safety outcomes rather than continuing to criminalize poverty.”

Violent Protests Broke Out After US Marshals Fatally Shot A Young Black Man

“What do people do with their pain and trauma when it gets to be too much, when a city has ignored them, when their loss is too great and they can no longer yell at the sky?” a city official asked.

Video Shows Chicago Police Officers Punching And Dragging A 16-Year-Old Student Down Stairs

The video appears to contradict the officers statements that the student initiated the violent encounter.

Protesters Are Losing Eyes And Hands To Police Brutality In France

“When you lift the curtain, what happens in France is exactly what you see in America…It’s the same violence. We’re also dying.”

This Law Helps Police Get Away With Murder. Let's End It.

California is a progressive stronghold. It’s also home to some of the most unjust laws in the nation.

Florida Police Officers Who Pinned Down A 14-Year-Old Black Girl And Punched Her Say She Was Acting "Aggressive"

The girl's mother said she is "heartbroken" and "can't trust" the police anymore.

"The Hate U Give" And The Limits Of Depicting Police Brutality

The Hate U Give, Monsters and Men, and Blindspotting don't have anything to say beyond police brutality is bad. (Warning: spoilers.)

A California Deputy Said A Drunk Man Attacked Him. But Dashcam Video Appears To Show Otherwise.

“That’s an unimaginable response,” the man's attorney said. “You don't treat people like that in any situation.”

Four Years Ago The NYPD Killed My Son. I’m Still Waiting For Justice.

At any point, Mayor Bill de Blasio could have held the police accountable for my son’s death. He’s chosen not to.

Lawyers For The Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald 16 Times Said The Teen Was Responsible For His Own Death

“Laquan was the author, choreographer of this story. Jason Van Dyke had to be brought into it.”

The Officer Who Fatally Shot Laquan McDonald 16 Times Said The Teen's Eyes "Were Bugging Out Of His Head"

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke also testified that he was shooting at the knife as Laquan McDonald was on the ground.

The Media Can't Justify Botham Jean's Killing. But They're Trying.

The fact remains that Amber Guyger entered an apartment that wasn't her own and shot her neighbor, who was neither armed nor a direct threat to her.

Attorneys Argued Over Which Bullets Mattered In The Police Shooting Death Of Laquan McDonald

At one point, the prosecutor asked a pathologist for the defense team, "Are we back to ‘None of the wounds matter’?”

The NYPD Officer Who Shot A Man In The Face Has Been Fired

Sgt. Ritchard Blake has been fired from the NYPD and is under investigation for possible criminal charges over the shooting.

A Baltimore Police Officer Has Been Indicted On Assault Charges After A Video Of Him Punching A Man Went Viral

Arthur Williams, who resigned from the department Sunday, faces charges of misconduct in office and assault.

A Baltimore Police Officer Has Resigned After A Video Showing Him Punching A Man Went Viral

The interim police commissioner accepted the officer's resignation Sunday evening, calling the actions "disturbing."

A Police Officer Has Been Suspended After A Viral Video Showed Him Punching And Tackling A Man

The interim police commissioner said he’s “deeply disturbed by the video” and will be investigating the incident.

Video Shows A Nashville Police Officer Fatally Shooting A Man Who Was Running Away From Him

Police said that the 25-year-old victim, Daniel Hambrick, was carrying a gun when the officer shot him several times.

Black Democrats Grapple With Confrontations Between Police And People Of Color

Amid stories of police violence and individuals calling the cops on people of color living their lives, the Congressional Black Caucus has formed a task force to figure out how to help.

"Queen Sugar" Is Taking On National Anthem Protests

The Ava DuVernay series takes a stand on kneeling in the Season 3 premiere.

Two Black Men Were Arrested In Starbucks. Witnesses Say They "Didn't Do Anything."

The men had simply been waiting for another person to arrive before they ordered, their lawyer said. A Starbucks manager phoned the police.

This Video Shows An Asheville Police Officer Beating A Black Man For Jaywalking

Officer Christopher Hickman has been charged with two counts of assault and communicating threats.

"Three Billboards" Is An Unfortunate Metaphor For Our Complicated Cultural Moment

What happens when your resonant dark comedy about female anger is also a lousy one about racism?

Meet The People Who've Made It Their Mission To Film Incidents Of Police Brutality

The men who filmed the deaths of Eric Garner and Freddie Gray are the subjects of a new documentary.

Black Athletes Are Black People, And Black People Are Dying

For those who consider football a fantasy, players protesting police brutality is a problem because the truth is laid bare: that even in the realm of the fantastic, black life in this country isn’t valued.

This Miami Dolphins Player Got Emotional When Asked About Trump's "Son Of A Bitch" Comment

"I’ve got a daughter, and she’s going to have to live in this world."

Video Shows White Ohio Police Officer Punching A Black Man In The Face

The officer, Michael Amiott, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

“Detroit” Is Preaching To The Choir

Detroit might be about black people, but it isn't teaching black people anything wholly new.

Three Chicago Cops Have Been Indicted On Felony Charges Related To Laquan McDonald's Fatal Shooting

Three Chicago Police Department officers have been indicted on conspiracy, obstruction, and misconduct over the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.

Why "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" Finally Got Real About Racial Profiling

Brooklyn Nine-Nine writer Phil Augusta Jackson: “Racism is still a very real thing in this country ... it's a complex issue that is worth talking about."

An Emotional Vigil Was Held For Alton Sterling As Officers Avoided Federal Charges

Gathered in front of the Triple S Food Mart where the 37-year-old was killed, his family renewed their call for charges to be filed in the case.

Inside The “Dear White People” Episode That Changes Everything

"After I read the script in its entirety for the first time, I went home and cried over what was about to happen because it’s so real and so authentic."

The Cop Filmed Shooting A Man In The Back Has Pled Guilty To Using Excessive Force

A bystander filmed then-North Charleston Officer Michael Slager firing his handgun multiple times, striking Walter Scott in the back as he ran away following a traffic stop.

A Teen Wore A Dress To Prom With The Faces Of Black Victims Of Police Brutality Designed On It

The dress, which features images of black men, women, and children who died as a result of police brutality, is going viral on the internet.

The Shocking Case Of O.J. Simpson

Did O.J. really do it?

No, A UN Court Did Not Apologise To Police On Behalf Of A Woman Who Said She Was Mistreated

A lawyer for Chaka Laguerre, who works at the International Court of Justice, told BuzzFeed News that there appears “to be a clear attempt to manipulate the outside world into accepting [the police’s] version of events."

Fuck Politeness, Let's Rage: I'm Done Asking Nicely For Women's Rights

It's been four years since we took to the streets. We've calmed down since, but nothing has actually changed. Where did the rage go?

2016 Was The Year Black Lives Matter Went Global

Activists for black, brown, and Indigenous rights around the world have adopted the Black Lives Matter slogan alongside homegrown movements against racism and police brutality.

Ava DuVernay's "13th" Questions Media Use Of Police Brutality Videos

"Can you imagine the last moments of your loved one [on video] in such a violent manner, and anyone can use it and not even ask your permission?"

"Shots Fired" Is The Show Everyone Will Be Talking About

"Our sons’ reactions to the Trayvon Martin trial, and Mike Brown… Trying to explain to them what was going on… This was a way for us to speak to all that," co-creator Gina Prince-Bythewood said.

People Are Moved By This Young Girl's Tearful Speech About Police Shootings

"It's a shame that our mothers and fathers are killed and we can't even see them anymore."

Two Cops Suspended After Allegedly Intentionally Killing A Woodchuck With A Golf Cart

The two officers are accused of chasing the animal in a golf cart to the point of exhaustion before running it over.

An Aboriginal Man Says He Was The Victim Of Horrific Police Brutality

"I’m black, they don’t like blackfellas."

Family Of Those Killed By NYPD Push For More Police Accountability

Family members sent a letter opposing the City Council speaker's “attempt to block the Right to Know Act by using a backroom deal.”

The Most Dramatic Stories You Can't Miss This Week

This week for BuzzFeed News, Albert Samaha details a web of police intimidation and retaliation. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.

People Are Pretty Shocked About Michael Jordan's Statement On Police Brutality

"I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement..." – Michael Jordan.

“That’s How We Survive": When Police Brutality Turns Mothers Into Activists

Before the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner took to the streets in protest, there was Iris Baez, a homemaker who became an activist after an NYPD officer killed her son Anthony in 1994.

Black People Discussed Police Brutality And How It Affects Them

“It was unbelievable in the fact that it wasn’t unbelievable.”

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