Police

Police Violence, Self-Hatred, and the Death of Tyre Nichols (OPINION)

Police departments need to do a better job of vetting, training, and supporting officers, so that citizens may regain a healthy respect for those in uniform.

  • Feb 6, 2023
  • 3:59 PM

Rest in Power

Latino Rebels Radio host Julio Ricardo Varela speaks with Lourdes Rosado of LatinoJustice PRLDEF about the latest shocking example of police violence in Memphis and why the death of Tyre Nichols should be met with an equal measure of outrage by Black and Latino communities.

  • Feb 2, 2023
  • 5:49 PM

Brownlisted: What I Saw This Week in Quarantine

This week’s wrap-up comes to you from the cozy confines of quarantine, as senior editor Hector Luis Alamo has managed to catch COVID for only the second time this year.

  • Dec 9, 2022
  • 11:35 AM

My Cop Dad and His Cop Buddies

“This story still stings, but I’ll tell it anyway.”

  • Nov 17, 2022
  • 12:22 PM

Domestic Violence Rampant Among Puerto Rico Police Officers, But Few Face Consequences

In the last 12 years, Puerto Rico police officers or former police officers have killed at least 10 women. More than 800 officers have been arrested for violence against their partners and 1,111 administrative complaints have been filed against them.

  • Nov 10, 2022
  • 12:40 PM

Parents vs. Police (OPINION)

When reports of a shooting at Jefferson High School in San Antonio sent the school into lockdown on September 20, fearful parents attempting to enter the school clashed with police officers outside. After Parkland and Uvalde, parents have every right to distrust the police.

  • Oct 19, 2022
  • 3:01 PM

Former San Antonio Officer Charged in Shooting of 17-Year-Old

Former San Antonio police officer James Brennand, 25, has been charged in the shooting of Erik Cantu, 17, in a McDonald’s parking lot on October 2. The charges — two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant— are felonies and could increase if Cantu doesn’t survive his injuries.

  • Oct 12, 2022
  • 5:21 PM

Official: Girl Told 911 ‘Send the Police Now’ as Cops Waited

Students trapped inside a classroom with a gunman repeatedly called 911 during this week’s attack on a Texas elementary school, including one who pleaded, “Please send the police now,” as officers waited in the hallway for more than 45 minutes, authorities said Friday.

  • May 27, 2022
  • 5:55 PM

Report: Latinos Believe in Better Ways to Improve Safety Than Funding Police

Almost all Latinos believe investments in schools, jobs, and housing make their communities safer rather than simply funding police departments, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by Mijente and other groups.

  • May 17, 2022
  • 4:00 PM

Union: El Salvador Police Pressured to Meet Arrest Quotas

Some National Civilian Police commanders in El Salvador have been pressuring their officers to meet daily arrest quotas as part of the government’s crackdown on street gangs that have yielded more than 10,000 arrests, a police union said Tuesday.

  • Apr 13, 2022
  • 2:46 PM

No Charges Against Chicago Cops in Shooting Deaths of Adam Toledo and Anthony Alvarez

The Chicago Police officers involved in last year’s shooting deaths of 13-year-old Adam Toledo and 22-year-old Anthony Alvarez will not face criminal charges, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said on Tuesday.

  • Mar 15, 2022
  • 7:15 PM

Biden, Democrats Not Interested in Defunding the Police (OPINION)

While using certain crime statistics as a rationale to “re-fund the police” is dishonest, so is the notion that Democrats are taking anything away from law enforcement. Under President Biden, police have received billions in funding with little to no accountability or transparency.

  • Mar 15, 2022
  • 1:34 PM

Amir Locke Protesters Seek Acting Police Chief’s Resignation

A caravan of vehicles drove through Minneapolis demanding justice in the death of Amir Locke, the 22-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by Minneapolis police as officers served a no-knock search warrant.

  • Feb 7, 2022
  • 3:10 PM

Biden’s New Year Resolution Should Be Asylum and Immigration Protection For All (OPINION)

As we enter the third year of pandemic life, it is all too easy to forget about the other predicament at our doorsteps: the humanitarian crisis in the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • Dec 27, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

Kim Potter Guilty of Manslaughter in Daunte Wright Death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors on Thursday convicted a suburban Minneapolis police officer of two manslaughter charges in the killing of Daunte Wright, a Black motorist she shot during a traffic stop after she said she confused her gun for her Taser.

  • Dec 23, 2021
  • 2:43 PM

Report Links Colombian Police to Deaths of At Least 10 Protesters

Colombian police killed at least 10 people during protests that broke out in September of last year, following the death of a taxi driver who was beaten to death while in police custody, a report backed by the United Nations found.

  • Dec 13, 2021
  • 4:52 PM

Guatemalan Town Calm Under Martial Law After Mining Dispute

After protests against a mining project erupted into violence over the weekend, Guatemala’s government imposed martial law and a curfew in El Estor and filled the town of 20,000 residents with security forces.

  • Oct 26, 2021
  • 5:03 PM

‘Driving While Brown’ and Arizona’s Latino Resistance

Highlighting personal experiences is a common rhetorical device journalists use to report big, complex stories in a way that makes them easier to digest. Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block put the technique to good use in their new book, ‘Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Versus the Latino Resistance.’

  • Oct 20, 2021
  • 2:51 PM

OPINION: Drug Policing Is (And Always Has Been) Rooted in Anti-Blackness

Racist enforcement practices are at the very root of drug policing, which disproportionately targets poor and nonwhite communities.

  • Aug 19, 2021
  • 6:00 AM

Family of Adam Toledo to Announce Plans of Adam’s Place Location for At-Risk Youth

The family of Adam Toledo will share plans at an upcoming community meeting about a proposed site for at-risk youth, a media release from Adam’s Place said on Monday.

  • Aug 9, 2021
  • 5:05 PM

Despite More Comprehensive Data, New Study Says Latinos Continue to Suffer Greatly From Gun Violence in U.S.

“The homicide victimization rate for Hispanics in the United States is nearly twice as high as the homicide victimization rate for whites,” the study said.

  • Jul 29, 2021
  • 2:58 PM

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