These are some of the key events in the painful history of police violence against the Black community in Philadelphia, a glimpse into the legacy of racially discriminatory law enforcement in this city.
— Read on www.inquirer.com/news/inq/philadelphia-police-brutality-history-frank-rizzo-20200710.html
Watch FRONTLINE’s documentary offering a rare, inside look at a troubled police department in Newark being forced to reform by the Justice Department.
— Read on www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/policing-the-police/
As the nation is told to wear masks, black Americans must also weigh the risks of racial profiling.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/09/masks-racial-profiling-walmart-coronavirus/
Los Angeles police are convinced big data can help fight crime, even after shutting down a program that activists said targeted minorities unfairly.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/news/los-angeles-police-department-laser-data-driven-policing-racial-profiling-2-0-cbsn-originals-documentary/
In a deposition, Constantin Tsachas rationalized quotas, targeting Black and Latino males, punishing minority cops more harshly than white ones, and having cops lurk in subway station closets.
— Read on www.vice.com/en_us/article/7kzw5b/infamous-nypd-transit-cop-gives-secret-testimony-about-racist-policing-practices
Diversity among officers lags behind the general population. But is police culture a greater problem when it comes to combating excessive force?
— Read on theconversation.com/is-hiring-more-black-officers-the-key-to-reducing-police-violence-126075
Troopers were 2 to 3 times more likely to search black and Hispanic drivers. Officials are unsure if anything was done to address the problem.
— Read on www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/spl/pennsylvania-state-police-racial-bias-traffic-stops-vehicle-searches-20200123.html
Links to the reports can be found HERE
The scourge of police violence targeting Black women
— Read on newrepublic.com/article/156011/naming-threat
Report to the United Nations on Racial Disparities in the U.S. Criminal Justice System | The Sentencing Project
— Read on www.sentencingproject.org/publications/un-report-on-racial-disparities/
Chicagoans deserve police that safely serve and protect all residents, but the Chicago Police Department doesn’t train, supervise, or discipline all of its officers to do so. Black and Latino Chicagoans, and those with disabilities, are disproportionately harmed by abuses such as excessive use of force. For decades, the City’s agencies have allowed a culture of cover-up to go
— Read on www.aclu-il.org/en/campaigns/demand-chicago-police-reform-now