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Police misconduct

Militia Intent

From a speech delivered by Darryl Daniels, the sheriff of Clay County, Florida. A video of the speech was posted on the department’s Facebook page in June. Hey, folks. Me…

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Blue Lives Batter

From descriptions of police violence filmed in the United States between May 29 and June 7. Compiled by ProPublica. A protester holds up her phone. The officer pepper-sprays her twice,…

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On Defense

Twenty-five years of fighting mass incarceration in court

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Who Is the Tyrant?

Revolver shots at three in the morning. As I stuck my head out the window, lights flared up and down the darkened block. More heads craned from open windows. Below…

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Which Side Are You On?

On December 20, 2014, a twenty-eight-year-old man named Ismaaiyl Brinsley walked up to a parked patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, pulled out a semiautomatic handgun, and fired…

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Worst Responders

From a 2017 complaint filed by David and Gretchen Jessen against Fresno County and the city of Clovis, California, for damages incurred during a police raid on their home. In…

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Visits from the Goon Squad

From behaviors of Little Rock, Arkansas, police, cited by the department since 2007. The internal reports were made public in October, following an investigation of the killing of Bobby Moore,…

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Blood Money

Taxpayers pick up the tab for police brutality

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No Biggie

From behaviors described in media reports since 2014 that prompted police officers to question, detain, or arrest black people in the United States. Sitting in a parked carSitting in a…

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August 2018

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