Police

25 Years Later, New Documentaries Show the Los Angeles Riots Are as Relevant as Ever

"This is happening every day. They just caught it on videotape," says Michael Winters, a resident of South Central Los Angeles, early in the A&E…
Andy Cush / May 1, 2017

Federal Police Reform Will Go On as Planned in Baltimore Despite Trump Administration’s Attempt to Stop It

While his boss fires missiles at Syria and his colleagues in the Donald Trump administration call each other cucks, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has…
Andy Cush / April 7, 2017

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions’ First Shot in Their War on Police Reform Was a Misfire

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled their intent to fight the federal police reforms of the last several years, ordering…
Andy Cush / April 5, 2017

Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions Have Begun Their War on Police Reform

Under Barack Obama's presidency, supporters of police reform and the Black Lives Matter movement could at least take comfort in the knowledge that the federal…
Andy Cush / April 4, 2017

Rappers With Real Guns Stage Fake Bank Robbery for Music Video, Cops Not Pleased

Texas rapper Tru Keezy learned the hard way this week that if you're going to stage a bank robbery for your music video, you should…
Andy Cush / January 5, 2017

Social Media Surveillance Probably Played a Role in Sparking the Freddie Gray Riot

This week, documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union revealed that the Baltimore County Police Department used specialized software to monitor the social media…
Andy Cush / October 14, 2016

Big K.R.I.T.’s BET Hip Hop Awards Performance Was More Powerful Than Anything in the VP Debate

Last night, as Mike Pence and Tim Kaine were squaring off in the first vice presidential debate of the 2016 election season, Big K.R.I.T. took…
Andy Cush / October 5, 2016

Why We Won’t See the Police Videos of Keith Scott’s Death

In November 2014, after a grand jury elected not to indict Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, Brown’s family…
Andy Cush / September 23, 2016

Here’s What Happened in Charlotte Last Night

On Tuesday, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Police officer shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black father of seven, as he exited his car near the University…
Andy Cush / September 22, 2016