police-brutality

COMMENTARY

What if Chauvin is acquitted of killing George Floyd? | Michael Coard

BY: - April 6, 2021

Be prepared for a possible acquittal. And then be prepared to do something about it.

COMMENTARY

Police are hurting protesters with little accountability | Opinion

BY: - June 11, 2020

Social media is inundated with videos that show police attacking people in broad daylight with apparently little repercussion.

Black Dems take over Pa. House floor; Turzai calls for special session on police reform

BY: and - June 8, 2020

"They have expressed their anger. Their frustration. Certainly the issues they raise are legitimate," said House Speaker Mike Turzai said.

Philly activists call for city cops to stop using tear gas, rubber bullets

BY: - June 4, 2020

"[It's] horrendous, but not surprising," said Michael Coard, a criminal defense attorney and Tribune columnist said of the methods used to stop protesters.

‘People want to stand up for what’s right’: In Wilkes-Barre, teens raise their voices in peaceful protest

BY: - June 3, 2020

After three hours, the crowd on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre was finally ready to break up, and Winter Jenkins gathered her friends into a hug.

Civil rights groups urge Congress to combat police brutality

BY: - June 2, 2020

Hundreds of civil rights organizations urged U.S. congressional leaders to quickly pass legislation to address police killings of Black people.

Erie police open internal investigation after video of officer kicking a young woman goes viral

BY: - June 2, 2020

*Updated to include comment from Erie Police Chief E Daniel P. Spizarny Sr. ERIE, Pa. — A video taken in downtown Erie during a riot on Saturday night has gone viral, helping to fuel the growing nationwide debate of the excessive force used by law enforcement during protests over the death of George Floyd. The […]