police-brutality

Three Years Before Stonewall, There Was the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, remembered by many as a Rockettes-style kickline of drag queens facing down police in riot…

Spit Hoods Are Adding Fuel to the Fire in America’s Police Brutality Dispute

The story starts with a 12-year-old black boy, under five feet tall and skinny like a beanpole, chased into a corner of a fast-food drive-thru…

Inside the Case of a Murderous LAPD Detective That Could Bring Down the Whole Department

On February 24, 1986, John Ruetten returned home to his condo in Van Nuys, California, to find Sherri, his wife of only three months, dead…

Nashville Might Have Finally Found a Way to Hold Police Accountable for Killing Unarmed Black Men

In February 2017, 31-year-old Jocques Clemmons was pulled over in a routine traffic stop by Metro-Nashville Police Officer Joshua Lippert. It was just before 1…