April Martin spent nearly 10 years reporting on the 15 African Americans killed by police between 1995 and 2001 for her new documentary, Cincinnati Goddamn. Then another killing happened.
The public largely sees body cams as a tool for police transparency and accountability, not a Big Brother nightmare. Still, there are many issues to consider as more departments adopt them.
Both prisoners and surrounding communities are affected by this under-studied issue.
The traffic-stop killing of Samuel DuBose shows the pressing need to adopt police body cams—despite some legitimate privacy concerns.
A recent Justice Department complaint reveals the county colluded with two cities and the sheriff’s department to push black, Section 8 families out of certain neighborhoods.
Sandra Bland’s death was preventable on multiple levels. A jail architect explains how design failed her nearly as badly as the police.
The city wants to curb public urination with paint that splashes back urine.
The costs of incarceration are concentrated in low-income, predominantly black communities in the city.
U.S. courts have made this clear again and again and again.
In a StoryCorps animation, Alex Landau recalls his harrowing experience being pulled over by Denver police.
Maybe New York's most infamous jail shouldn't bear the name of a 19th-century judge who sent free African Americans back into slavery.
In Baltimore, a social justice organization led by teens has begun training city police on how to better interact with the communities they serve.
Don't waste money policing public urinators—invest in public restrooms instead.
The place where the young Chicago woman was found dead in a jail cell has seen more than a century of racial violence and oppression.
The killing of an unarmed man in Gardena, California, and the weak rationale for suppressing dashboard cam footage of the encounter.
Tough new ordinances seek to seize the property of homeless people across the city. And there's likely more to come.
A robust turnout at a recent rally indicates progress in terms of public awareness and support.
Including: “The fact that he states eleven times that he can’t breathe proves he was actually breathing.”
A recent Mississippi killing sounds a lot like Eric Garner’s.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, nearly went bankrupt. As Stephen Reed is charged with theft, bribery, corruption, and more, residents may now find out why.