By Trévon Austin, 25 February 2021
Prude died last March after police handcuffed him, put a hood over his head and pushed him into the cold pavement.
By Bill Van Auken, 25 February 2021
President Lenin Moreno blamed the bloodbath, without the slightest evidence, on supporters of his predecessor and former political ally, Rafael Correa.
By Fred Mazelis, 24 February 2021
The deathbed confession of former undercover NYPD officer Raymond Wood points to an official cover-up.
Los Angeles Police Department officers and employees caught circulating Valentine’s Day image of George Floyd captioned “You take my breath away”
By Shawn Velia and John Andrews, 17 February 2021
The LAPD issued several statements via Twitter confirming that a police officer had filed a personnel complaint regarding a valentine making fun of the 2020 Minneapolis police killing.
By Mauricio Saavedra, 17 February 2021
Jaime Veizaga Sánchez is the third person to fall victim to police violence in five days.
By Alejandro López, 16 February 2021
On Tuesday morning, a detachment of riot police assaulted Lleida University, where Hasél had barricaded himself with over 50 students opposed to his arrest.
By Alex Findijs, 13 February 2021
Martin Gugino’s skull was fractured when he was shoved to the ground by officers at a protest against police violence in June 2020.
By Mauricio Saavedra, 12 February 2021
Protests erupted as soon as news of the police killing broke. Ten government buildings went up in flames in Panguipulli the same night that Francisco Martínez lost his life.
By Aaron Murch, 10 February 2021
After a lengthy investigation, four Monroe, Louisiana area state troopers have been charged with simple battery and malfeasance in office.
By Matthew Taylor, 5 February 2021
Body camera footage showed the officer firing upon Hill, who was unarmed, and then failing to perform first aid while he lay dying.
By Claude Delphian, 5 February 2021
The housing crisis is more critical than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite their negative impact on public health, evictions across the country continue to add to the growing numbers of homeless people in the population.
By Steve Filips, 2 February 2021
The unending wave of police brutality in the US, directed toward the working class and most vulnerable, was exemplified by the assault by Rochester police officers last week.
By Cordell Gascoigne, 30 January 2021
An eleven-second video posted to Twitter showing a sheriff’s deputy picking up and slamming 16-year-old Taylor Bracey to the ground went viral this week, sparking widespread outrage.
Six additional Houston, Texas police officers charged in connection with killing of husband and wife during no-knock raid
By Chase Lawrence, 29 January 2021
Neither Dennis Tuttle nor Rhogena Nicholas were wanted for any crime at the time that their home was raided and they were killed by the police on January 28, 2019.
By David Fitzgerald, 26 January 2021
Increasing the number of arrests and legal cases against protesters, the Democratic Party is focusing their attacks on vandalism while remaining silent about the fascistic armed militia groups active in Washington state.
By Justus Leicht, 22 January 2021
The German public television network ARD began the new year with a controversial programme examining the value of police using torture to compel suspects to confess.
By Daniel de Vries, 21 January 2021
Teachers, transit and other workers in New York City denounced Tuesday’s police attack on striking warehouse workers and are calling for unified action to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and poverty wages.
By Daniel de Vries, 20 January 2021
The NYPD arrested five workers as the warehouse workers' strike extended to day 3.
By Bryan Dyne, 18 January 2021
Jones is being prosecuted by the state of Florida for exposing its effort to cover up cases of COVID-19 and opposing the state’s policy of prematurely reopening schools.
By Chase Lawrence, 16 January 2021
Patrick Warren, Sr. was shot multiple times in the front yard of his home as his family watched in horror.
Lightfoot administration blocked release of video showing Chicago police crushing woman’s leg with SUV
By George Gallanis, 16 January 2021
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her Democratic administration, aware of the growing social tensions in Chicago’s working class, are concerned that the quick release of incriminating police violence videos can lead to massive social upheavals.
By Shawn Velia and John Andrews, 13 January 2021
A body camera recording released by the Modesto Police Department in California shows an unarmed man gunned down, and then shot a second time while trying to surrender with his hands raised.
By George Gallanis, 9 January 2021
The footage of Martina Standley’s terrifying ordeal exposes yet another drop in the bucket of the bloody record of the Chicago Police Department, overseen by the Democratic Party for nearly a hundred years.
By Chase Lawrence, 6 January 2021
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, announced Monday the mobilization of 500 National Guard soldiers ahead of the decision to aid the police in the suppression of expected protests.
By W. A .Sunil, 5 January 2021
After the bloodbath, the Rajapakse government is taking further measures to tighten the repressive conditions in prisons.
By Tom Peters, 5 January 2021
Twenty-one prisoners were involved in a six-day standoff to oppose rundown and unsanitary conditions at Waikeria Prison, exposing the false promises by the Labour Party-led government to make prisons more humane.
By Jacob Crosse, 4 January 2021
In the first documented killing by Minneapolis police since the murder of George Floyd, 23-year-old Somali-American immigrant Dolal Idd was killed in a barrage of gunfire under murky circumstances.
By Julio Patron, 4 January 2021
Mayor Ted Wheeler is using small downtown protests on New Year’s Eve as a pretext to further build up the powers of the police and to suppress growing social opposition.
By Kevin Reed, 31 December 2020
The US Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that no federal charges would be brought against the Cleveland police officers who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014.
By Kevin Reed, 30 December 2020
Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy ruled in favor of a motion by the sheriff’s office to stop the release of police records about the execution of Portland protester Michael Reinoehl on September 3.
By Alex Findijs, 24 December 2020
Andre Hill was reportedly visiting a friend to deliver money for Christmas presents when the police arrived in response to a reported disturbance. Hill had barely stepped out of the garage when he was shot multiple times by an officer.
Crisis mounts in Chicago as Lightfoot admits lying and an official resigns following brutal police raid
By Alexander Fangmann, 22 December 2020
The resignation of Corporation Counsel Mark Flessner is part of a campaign to deflect attention away from the deeply entrenched lawlessness and violence that has been cultivated in the police through nearly a century of Democratic Party rule.
By John Malvar, 22 December 2020
The outpouring of anger over the murders, and the widespread calls for the end to police killings, put paid to the pernicious lie spread in the media that Duterte’s “war on drugs” is “wildly popular.”
By Alexander Fangmann, 16 December 2020
City lawyers tried to suppress a CBS newscast depicting the brutal and illegal 2019 night-time raid on the home of social worker Anjanette Young and are seeking to sanction the victim.
By Genevieve Leigh, 14 December 2020
The Times is attempting to dig up completely irrelevant episodes from Jones’ past in order to discredit her work in exposing the state cover-up of COVID-19 cases.
By Isaac Finn, 14 December 2020
More than 200 protesters gathered in front of the state capitol on Saturday to demand justice for the 23-year-old African-American man gunned down by a sheriff’s deputy on December 4.
Democratic mayor green lights police assault on protesters opposing family’s eviction in Portland, Oregon
By Kayla Costa, 10 December 2020
The police are preparing a brutal crackdown on hundreds of protesters who have occupied the area in front of the home of the Kinney family in opposition to their eviction.
By Statement of the Socialist Equality Party, 10 December 2020
The SEP condemns the fascistic police raid on Jones’ home, meant to suppress her work exposing the spread of COVID-19 in Florida and in schools across the US.
By Katy Kinner, 9 December 2020
Casey Goodson, Jr. was killed by a sheriff’s deputy as he was returning home from a dentist appointment. His grandmother and two young children were standing near the door and witnessed the killing.
By Paul Mitchell, 8 December 2020
Undercover officers were told to undermine the campaign for “a better investigation” into the murder of Stephen Lawrence by digging up “dirt” and “disinformation”.
By Benjamin Mateus, 8 December 2020
Rebekah Jones’ home was stormed Monday by police who terrorized her and her family and confiscated her phone, computers and other equipment.
By Pradeep Ramanayake, 5 December 2020
Colombo has reacted to opposition to the shooting of unarmed protesting prisoners with increased repression.
By Miguel Andrade, 30 November 2020
João Alberto Freitas was beaten to death by two guards at a Carrefour supermarket in the city of Porto Alegre, sparking protests across Brazil.
Hundreds of thousands protest across France against police violence and Macron’s police immunity law
By Will Morrow, 30 November 2020
Opposition is growing to a law that would criminalize the filming of police officers, amid a series of incidents of police brutality over the past week.
By Will Morrow, 28 November 2020
The release of the video footage comes as the Macron government is pushing through a new law criminalizing the filming of police officers.
By Will Morrow, 25 November 2020
Hundreds of homeless refugees were forced to march north until they reached the outer suburbs of Paris, pursued by police throwing teargas canisters as they went.
By John Vassilopoulos, 25 November 2020
The escalation of state repression in Greece must be seen in the context of increased militancy in the working class and among youth over the authorties’ criminal handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Alex Johnson, 24 November 2020
The police agency’s strategies for tracking youth shed light on the extraordinary lengths the department has gone to carry out repressive measures against underaged Pasco residents.
By Jacob Crosse, 24 November 2020
Three weeks after police assaulted peaceful marchers on their way to register to vote, the county sheriff’s office announced felony and misdemeanor charges against organizer Reverend Greg Drumwright.
By Joanne Laurier, 24 November 2020
Trial 4 is an eight-episode documentary television series, currently streaming on Netflix that examines the case of Sean Ellis, a black teenager wrongly convicted of the 1993 murder of police officer John Mulligan.
By Eddie Haywood, 23 November 2020
The largest unrest in the East African country in a decade was sparked by the arrest of presidential candidate Bobi Wine during a campaign rally Wednesday.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 November 2020
The repression is aimed at criminalising peaceful protests in the interest of Nigeria’s kleptocrats and the transnational energy corporations that have looted the country.
By Matthew Taylor, 20 November 2020
The deputy’s claim of self-defense in the shooting is refuted by dash camera footage which was released Wednesday.
By Chase Lawrence, 19 November 2020
Clarke spoke at a Milwaukee County Republican event on Saturday, along with Republican State Senator Chris Kapenga.
By Peter Symonds, 19 November 2020
Thousands of protesters gathered on Tuesday outside the national assembly building in a bid to influence legislators who were discussing motions on constitutional change.
Louisville Metro Police Department and city officials implicated in cover-up of child sexual abuse ring
By Dominic Gustavo, 19 November 2020
The department concealed and then destroyed at least 738,000 records documenting the sexual abuse of minors in a youth program designed for children and teens who aspire to be police officers.
By Anthony Torres and Alex Lantier, 19 November 2020
The law, denounced by the UN, is a desperate attempt to silence rising public anger at social inequality and the official handling of the pandemic with all-out police terror.
By Anthony Bertolt, 16 November 2020
The Democratic Party-dominated Minneapolis City Council voted 7-6 Friday to approve a $500,000 funding increase to hire outside officers to augment the city’s police force.
By Andy Thompson, 14 November 2020
Police in riot gear outnumbered protesters by almost two to one.
By Kevin Reed, 11 November 2020
Nineteen-year-old Dominick Black has been arrested and charged with intentionally providing a dangerous weapon to Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, who shot and killed two protesters with the rifle during protests against police violence in Kenosha on August 25.
By Josh Varlin, 11 November 2020
The NYPD harbors fascistic elements which have brutalized workers in New York City in the days before and after November 3.
By Peter Symonds, 11 November 2020
The ongoing protests are calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and his military-backed government, a new constitution and reforms to the monarchy.
Breonna Taylor’s mother demands an independent investigation into police killing after exposure of grand jury whitewash
By Steve Filips, 5 November 2020
Tamika Palmer is demanding a new investigation after three jurors revealed that Republican Kentucky attorney general Daniel Cameron did not follow procedure and present the possibility of six homicide charges against the officers who killed Taylor.
By Will Morrow, 4 November 2020
Yesterday, French riot police tear gassed and broke up protests by high school students calling for the closure of their schools to halt the spread of the pandemic.
By David Fitzgerald, 4 November 2020
The anti-police violence protests just north of Portland, Oregon became the target of far-right forces, including Patriot Prayer.
By Nick Barrickman, 31 October 2020
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has announced plans to keep the National Guard in the city until after Election Day.
“You are going to have students, employees and the community getting sick and possibly dying.”
By Samuel Davidson, 30 October 2020
Educators in the Philadelphia region are speaking out against plans to resume in-person teaching early next month.
Demonstrations against police violence continue in Washington D.C., federal agents target Philadelphia teacher for protesting
By Jacob Crosse, 30 October 2020
Protesters in D.C. were doused with pepper spray and fired upon with “less-lethal” ammunition, while a Philadelphia social studies teacher was arrested by federal agents for his alleged role in George Floyd protests over the summer.
By Jean Shaoul, 30 October 2020
A Lagos-based soldier, speaking anonymously to Reuters, said soldiers from the army 81st Division’s 65th Battalion, based at Bonny Camp, had fired on unarmed civilians at the toll gate.
By Jacob Crosse, 29 October 2020
Trump is using protests against the police murder of Walter Wallace, Jr. in Philadelphia to justify repression by federal, state and local forces against the eruption of mass opposition to his planned election coup.
By Jacob Crosse, 28 October 2020
The horrific shooting of 27-year-old William Wallace Jr. in front of his mother and brother ignited protests in his West Philadelphia neighborhood.
By Brian Green, 24 October 2020
Protesters in the city north of Chicago are calling for justice and answers after police killed 19-year-old Marcellis Stinette and wounded his girlfriend Tafarra Williams.
By Jean Shaoul, 23 October 2020
The deployment of Nigeria’s army followed its announcement last week that it was ready to maintain law and order and deal decisively with “subversive elements and troublemakers.”
By Jean Shaoul, 23 October 2020
The increasing violence in confrontations between anti- and pro-Netanyahu demonstrators have caused several commentators to warn of the descent into civil war.
By Alex Lantier, 22 October 2020
The bankruptcy of communal terrorism is once more exposed. The state uses such atrocities as opportunities to whip up support for authoritarianism and nationalism.
By Jacob Crosse, 21 October 2020
Jurors have begun to come forward to dispute Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s characterization of the grand jury deliberations.
By Bill Van Auken, 20 October 2020
Nigeria’s protests against police brutality are also fueled by popular anger over conditions of mass unemployment, endemic poverty and unprecedented social inequality in Africa’s largest country.
By Jean Shaoul, 20 October 2020
The dire social conditions are the product of colonial and neocolonial oppression by the imperialist powers on behalf of their banks and corporations, exacerbated by the venal and corrupt rule of the national bourgeoisie.
19 October 2020
Virginia Commonwealth attorneys charged United States Park Police officers Lucas Vinyard and Alejandro Amaya in the fatal shooting.
By Mauricio Saavedra, 19 October 2020
In response to planned demonstrations, Chile’s ultra-right government is placing tens of thousands of militarized Carabineros police, Special Forces and military troops on alert.
By Stephan McCoy, 16 October 2020
The protests were sparked by the killing of a young man in Delta State, in southern Nigeria, during a stop-and-search operation on October 3, although the police denied that Special Anti-Robbery Squad officers were involved.
By Justus Leicht and Peter Schwarz, 16 October 2020
The mobilization of thousands of police officers to evict an alternative housing project must be understood as a serious warning. In the face of social tensions and the catastrophic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, the ruling class is preparing to violently suppress any opposition from below.
By Patrick Martin, 15 October 2020
Trump raised the killing of Reinoehl as a great achievement during the first presidential debate with former Vice President Joe Biden. The Democratic candidate made no objection.
As police rampage continues in Oregon and Wisconsin
By Jacob Crosse, 12 October 2020
Despite the fact the shooter was employed by one of the most notorious security agencies in US history, far-right media outlets and personalities tried to paint the killing as the latest example of “BLM/Antifa” violence.
Wisconsin police conduct mass arrest of protesters, journalists after announcement of no charges against killer cop
By Jacob Crosse, 10 October 2020
Relatively small protests in Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee, have been met with the deployment of the National Guard and overwhelming unconstitutional police violence.
By Nick Barrickman, 8 October 2020
Floyd’s killing by Derek Chauvin and three other officers on May 25 set off mass protests around the world against police violence.
By Alex Findijs, 7 October 2020
Jonathan Price intervened to prevent a fight inside a convenience store. When police officer Shaun Lucas attempted to detain Price, he stunned him with a Taser and shot him three times.
By Mauricio Saavedra, 6 October 2020
Chile’s murderous police violence proves that all of the tensions that gave rise to the social convulsions one year ago have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Nick Barrickman, 5 October 2020
An investigation conducted by the Washington Post details how Trump utilized a legal loophole to deploy National Guard troops from various states on the streets of Washington D.C. to suppress protests on June 1.
By Matthew MacEgan, 3 October 2020
In an extraordinary development, over 20 hours of previously sealed audio recordings have been released after an unidentified juror disputed the explanation given for why no one was charged over Taylor’s killing.
By Kevin Reed, 30 September 2020
The Kentucky Attorney General's exoneration of the police officers who shot Taylor is being exposed as part of a cover-up that began when she was killed in her apartment on March 13.
By Karen Maxwell, 30 September 2020
The case demonstrates the increasing impunity with which the forces of the state treat the poorest and most oppressed sections of the working class.
By Jacob Crosse, 28 September 2020
Abetted by the police, far-right Trump supporters, Proud Boys and neo-Nazis assaulted and provoked anti-police violence protesters throughout the weekend.
By Alex Findijs, 28 September 2020
Tens of millions of dollars have been provided to local police forces to hire more officers, upgrade crowd control equipment and develop surveillance operations.
“State of Emergency” declared in three states as protests continue over cover-up of Breonna Taylor slaying
By Jacob Crosse, 26 September 2020
Courageous multiracial demonstrators continue to defy curfews, police rampages and vehicle assaults in cities across the US to protest the state-sanctioned murder.
By Andrea Lobo, 26 September 2020
The wave of unrest is merging with opposition to the devastation caused by the state’s counter-insurrectionary war, which has killed more than 200,000 civilians.
After the exoneration of Breonna Taylor’s killers: The way forward in the fight against police violence
By Niles Niemuth, 26 September 2020
The ubiquity of police violence in the US, with approximately 1,000 people killed every year, is bound up with the extreme growth of social inequality and class tensions.
By Jacob Crosse, 25 September 2020
Four months of largely peaceful protests against police violence have been answered with violent repression and judicial cover-ups.
By Niles Niemuth, 24 September 2020
Neither of the two officers who fired the fusillade of 22 bullets that killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her Louisville, Kentucky home were charged by the grand jury convened by state authorities.
By Niles Niemuth, 23 September 2020
While Linden Cameron somehow survived being shot 11 times, police in the US are still on track to kill nearly 1,000 people, a grim toll they have exacted every year since 2015.