Police

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

Amid Protests, Colombia President Iván Duque Proposes Anti-Vandalism Law

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.”

  • Jul 1, 2021
  • 2:56 PM

Corporate Media vs. Bolivian Democracy

Latino Rebels Radio: June 4, 2021

  • Jun 4, 2021
  • 9:07 AM

New Report: Number of Blacks and Latinos Killed in Police Custody More Than Double Other Counts

Federal legislation to address police abuse needs to include provisions for more accurate data, to address the full scope of the problem.

  • May 27, 2021
  • 3:52 PM

Floyd’s Death Laid Bare the ‘Minnesota Paradox’ of Racism

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.

  • May 24, 2021
  • 1:26 PM

Family Denounces Police Custody Death of Mario Gonzalez in California

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.

  • Apr 29, 2021
  • 2:11 PM

OPINION: This Time, at Least, the System Got It Right

It was the only logical and moral conclusion, and still it seemed almost unimaginable.

  • Apr 26, 2021
  • 5:42 PM

Chicago Police Critics Call for Charges in Shooting of Adam Toledo

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.

  • Apr 17, 2021
  • 2:51 PM

OPINION: The Killing of Adam Toledo and the Torture of Caron Nazario

The killing of Toledo and the assault on Nazario are just the latest examples of the extent of state-sponsored violence against Latinos.

  • Apr 17, 2021
  • 2:26 PM

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