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No Jail Time for Peter Liang, Ex-NYPD Officer Who Killed Unarmed Akai Gurley Because he Startled Him

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By Aaron Katersky and Emily Shapiro (ABC.com)A former New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man to death won’t face any jail time after a judge today reduced his manslaughter conviction to criminally negligent homicide. Peter Liang was 28 years old and 18 months out of the police academy when he was patrolling […]

Police Detain Brooklyn Councilman at West Indian Parade – Video

Statement by NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. William Barber on American Airline’s Decision to Remove Him from Plane

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Durham, NC – Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, President of North Carolina State Conference of NAACP Branches and the architect of the nationally acclaimed Moral Monday Movement, is fine. When short report was published this morning that he had been removed from a plane at the Washington, DC Airport last night, Rev. Barber’s friends […]

An Urgent Movement for Justice

WARNING: DASH-CAM VIDEO OF POLICE SHOOTING OF LAQUAN MCDONALD (ABC News)

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Warning! This is graphic and very sad. The video shows 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being shot by a Chicago police officer. Anyone that looks at this footage would have to agree, if it were a dog they would have at least tried to help. What kind of humans can walk around and not even try to help […]

“Will Racism Ever End, Will I Ever Stop Being A ______?” New Utne Reader Cover Story by Kevin Powell