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Apr 8, 2015, 11:40am EDT
  • December 7, 2017

    Ex-cop Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing unarmed black man

    A bystander's video showed police officer Michael Slager shooting and killing the fleeing, unarmed Walter Scott.

  • June 16, 2017

    The cop who shot Philando Castile was cleared of manslaughter. His being charged was still rare.

    But convictions are even rarer.

  • July 6, 2016

    When is it legal for a cop to kill you?

    How police and prosecutors decide whether a cop who kills a civilian was justified — or a murderer.

  • April 10, 2015

    Filming the police takes bravery. Releasing the video takes even more.

    As more and more use-of-force incidents are caught on tape, amateur videographers should protect their identities — and their video files, says an ACLU expert.

  • April 10, 2015

    Tavis Smiley gave Jon Stewart the clearest “Black Lives Matter” explanation possible

    One paragraph on how the dehumanization of black people led to Walter Scott's death.

  • April 10, 2015

    Sean Hannity said there's no justification for the police shooting of Walter Scott

    "You do not shoot an innocent man in the back eight times in cold blood like this."

  • April 9, 2015

    Interactive map: US police have killed at least 5,600 people since 2000

    The data is far from complete, but this map gives us the best look yet.

  • April 9, 2015

    Why it's finally catching on that "What about black-on-black crime?" doesn’t make sense

    You might hear this in conversations about the South Carolina police officer charged with murdering Walter Scott. It's ridiculous.

  • April 8, 2015

    Walter Scott's father explains why it's so important to film police

    Walter Scott Sr.'s black son was shot and killed by a white police officer — and it was caught on video.

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