Executing Intellectually Disabled Black People

States use controversial IQ adjustments to execute intellectually disabled Black individuals, skirting the Atkins v. Virginia ruling. Share your thoughts…

The Tragic Case of Laura Nelson

In 1911, Laura and L.D. Nelson were lynched in Okemah, Oklahoma, after a white mob stormed their jail. Accused of…

The lynching of Jesse Washington

In 1916, Jesse Washington, a 17-year-old mentally disabled Black boy, was lynched in Waco, Texas. Accused of murder, he faced…

Florida v. Bostick

On a bus, police ask for your ID and search your bag, finding narcotics. In Florida v. Bostick (1991), the…

The Case of Roger Fortson

Navy Airman Roger Fortson was tragically killed by police in his home, reigniting debates on race and policing. Legal precedents,…

Civil Rights
The lynching of Jesse Washington

In 1916, Jesse Washington, a 17-year-old mentally disabled Black boy, was lynched in Waco, Texas. Accused of murder, he faced…

Civil Rights
Executing Intellectually Disabled Black People

States use controversial IQ adjustments to execute intellectually disabled Black individuals, skirting the Atkins v. Virginia ruling. Share your thoughts…

Civil Rights
The Tragic Case of Laura Nelson

In 1911, Laura and L.D. Nelson were lynched in Okemah, Oklahoma, after a white mob stormed their jail. Accused of…

Civil Rights
Florida v. Bostick

On a bus, police ask for your ID and search your bag, finding narcotics. In Florida v. Bostick (1991), the…

Chantemekki Fortson, mother of Roger Fortson, holds his photo at a news conference in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Gerald Herbert / AP
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The Case of Roger Fortson

Navy Airman Roger Fortson was tragically killed by police in his home, reigniting debates on race and policing. Legal precedents,…

Civil Rights
Can The Police Search My Home?

When the police come to your home and ask to come inside to "look around," it can be scary. Most…

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Why Talking To The Police Can Get You In Trouble

As a Chicago civil rights and police brutality attorney, I’ve seen the ways that police violate citizens’ rights. Police misconduct…

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Can I Record The Police?

It used to be rare to capture police brutality and misconduct on video. However, now that everyone is carrying around…

Infographics
What Are The Most Common Police Misconduct Civil Rights Violations?

Many people have been wronged by the police in some way. However, they don’t necessarily know if their civil rights…

The Weekly Civil Rights Update
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The Weekly Civil Rights Update

Police misconduct and civil rights news from around the country from the week of March 28, 2022. Get justice if…

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Injustice In Chicago

Chicago has a long history of falsely arresting Black citizens and sending them to prison for crimes they didn't commit.…

The Weekly Civil Rights Update
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The Weekly Civil Rights Update

Police misconduct and civil rights news from around the country from the week of March 21, 2022.

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