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Texas County Where Sandra Bland Died Has Long History Of Racism

Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell in Waller County, Texas, just days after a white police officer pulled over and arrested her when she failed to signal a lane change. Her arrest has been cited as a prime example of racial bias and misuse of force by the police — and it happened in a county itself marred by… » 7/26/15 8:20pm Sunday 8:20pm

Sandra Bland Dash Cam Video Appears to Have Been Heavily Edited 

A 52-minute video of the arrest of Sandra Bland, who died mysteriously in jail several days later, was released by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday night. After a few hours, reports began to surface that the video appeared doctored—and not particularly well, for that matter. » 7/22/15 10:50am 7/22/15 10:50am

Hear Two Black Women Detail Profiling, Violence By the NYPD

Police brutality and stop-and-frisk affect black and brown women at nearly the exact same rate as black and brown men, but their stories aren’t told as frequently; this video by Fusion’s Collier Meyerson seeks to right that a little bit, as two black women in New York City detail their experiences with NYPD violence. » 7/01/15 1:20pm 7/01/15 1:20pm

Charges Dropped Against Martese Johnson, UVA Student Beaten by Officers

All charges have been dismissed against Martese Johnson, the black 20-year-old University of Virginia student who was beaten and violently arrested in March by special agents from the state Alcoholic and Beverage Control agency, who wrongly suspected him of having a fake ID. Johnson was charged with public… » 6/12/15 12:30pm 6/12/15 12:30pm

Video: US Marshal Rushes Woman Filming Him, Breaks, Kicks Camera

Last week in South Gate, California, Beatriz Paez was out for a walk when she saw a group of US marshals arresting a group of bikers on the sidewalk. She pulled out her cellphone to record the incident. Paez told The Los Angeles Times that once the marshals became aware of her smartphone they tried to block her view,… » 5/04/15 11:20am 5/04/15 11:20am