Police

Caron Nazario

Virginia Police Pull-Over, Threaten and Pull Gun on Black Army Lieutenant Because They ‘Missed’ New Purchase Paperwork on Truck He Was Driving

In the latest of a seemingly never-ending stream of cases involving police racism and organizational misbehavior, two police officers in Virginia have been accused of threatening a Black Army lieutenant — and pulling a gun on him — during a routine traffic stop involving vehicle identification. David K. Li of…

protesting against white supremacy

White Supremacist Propaganda at an All-Time High in the United States, Group Warns

Between public displays of propaganda like banners and graffiti, in-person events and incidents of anti-Semitic language, the growth of white supremacy hit an all-time high in 2020, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism. The group, which has worked to record incidents of racist, anti-Semitic…

George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

US House of Representatives Again Passes George Floyd Justice in Policing Act; Bill Now Moves to Senate for Vote

On Wednesday, March 3, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act by a vote of 220-212. The vote comes nine months after Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed by Minneapolis police officers last spring. Clare Foran of CNN reported that “House Democrats originally…

Latin and Hispanic community

‘Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab’: Voto Latino and Media Matters’ $22 Million Effort Launched to Fight Disinformation in Latinx Community

Advocacy group Voto Latino and nonprofit media watchdog Media Matters for America have joined together in a $22 million effort designed to fight the spread of disinformation within the Latinx and Hispanic communities. Launched on Thursday, Feb. 19 by the two nonprofit organizations, the new Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab will aim…

NYPD under suit

NYPD Sued for Years of Racial Abuse and Use of Excessive Force; Trump Administration Approves Discrimination Against LGBTQ individuals; and More

NYPD sued by Attorney General for years of racial abuse and use of excessive force. In what’s been called a “landmark lawsuit,” The New York Times has reported that New York state Attorney General Letitia James is suing the city of New York, the mayor and the NYPD’s leaders, alleging…

Justice for George Floyd

Officer Who Pressed Knee Into George Floyd’s Neck to Stand Trial Alone; Judge Halts Federal Execution of Lisa Montgomery, Only Woman on Death Row

Officer who pressed knee into George Floyd’s neck to stand trial alone in March. Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin — the man who can be seen on video pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck for an excruciating 8 minutes and 46 seconds — will now stand trial alone,…