Michael Brown

Police Unions Aren't the Problem
May 07, 2015

Dismantling them would do little to end brutality and impunity.

Ferguson Faces Its Future
April 03, 2015

Tuesday's election is the first since Michael Brown's death.

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Was Not Built on a Lie
March 18, 2015

Ferguson's message is as powerful as ever.

You, Too, Can Prevent Police Brutality
March 04, 2015

The DOJ's report on Ferguson shows why we need to prevent, not just punish, law enforcement abuses.

Another Police Killing, Another Twitter Hashtag. But #HomelessLivesMatter Isn't Enough.
March 03, 2015

A video shows LAPD killed an unarmed homeless man on Skid Row.

Another Battle Begins in Ferguson—This Time, in Federal Court
February 10, 2015

Michael Brown died six months ago, but his legacy lives on in this lawsuit.

What Today's Civil Rights Protesters Could Learn From Josephine Baker's Iconoclasm
January 19, 2015

We should march, yes, but there should be room for the offbeat and the downright weird.

Why Black New Yorkers Like Me Are Celebrating the NYPD Work Slowdown
January 07, 2015

For us, it's a vacation from fear, surveillance, and punishment.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Has Killed Nearly 50 People in 10 Years. Most Were Unarmed.
January 04, 2015

Most victims were unarmed, but not one officer has been disciplined.