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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.’
Racist enforcement practices are at the very root of drug policing, which disproportionately targets poor and nonwhite communities.
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.
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.
Two months after the outbreak of nationwide protests in Colombia, which have left 74 dead so far, President Ivan Duque on Wednesday asked the Congress to consider an anti-vandalism law to “prevent violence in demonstrations.”
Federal legislation to address police abuse needs to include provisions for more accurate data, to address the full scope of the problem.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd’s death under a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee severely tarnished Minnesota’s reputation as a progressive state on matters of race. Many Black residents say it was never deserved in the first place.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The family of an unarmed 26-year-old San Francisco Bay Area man is struggling to understand how a minor confrontation with police led to his death on the same day a jury in Minneapolis began considering similar circumstances in the George Floyd case.
It was the only logical and moral conclusion, and still it seemed almost unimaginable.
CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released video that shows a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old will be key evidence when prosecutors consider a case against the officer and are confronted with both the emotions surrounding the chilling footage and legal precedent that makes it difficult to bring charges against law enforcement.
The killing of Toledo and the assault on Nazario are just the latest examples of the extent of state-sponsored violence against Latinos.