| May 9, 2015
In 1944, two white girls, ages 7 and 11, were found beaten to death in the rural town of Alcolu, S.C. An African-American boy, who said he had seen the two riding bikes on their way to look for flowers, was arrested for their murders. His trial lasted a...
| May 13, 2015
| 5:29 PM
An International Drive pub owner was arrested last weekend after holding a young black couple at gunpoint and making racist comments while threatening to shoot them, Orlando police records show.
Kim Bruns, who owns the Orlando George & Dragon British...
| May 11, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Here’s some bad news: You’re a little bit racist. Probably sexist, ageist and classist too. It’s not your fault, though; we all are.
“Implicit bias” is what academics call the subconscious beliefs, both positive and...
| May 10, 2015
| 5:04 AM
The most comprehensive survey ever conducted of police stops in Connecticut continues to show that black and Hispanic motorists who commit moving violations are more likely to be ticketed than are white drivers pulled over for the same offense.
| May 7, 2015
| 7:38 PM
Prosecutors here are expanding an investigation into criminal cases that might have been compromised by revelations of police officers’ racist, sexist and homophobic texts, Dist. Atty. George Gascon announced Thursday.
Gascon’s probe has so...
| May 5, 2015
| 2:19 PM
To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore...
| May 4, 2015
| 7:48 AM
The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is paying Chicago lawyer Dan Webb, prominent as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, $1,335 an hour to help negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Two weeks ago, I sat in my bed reading the early reports about the discovery of the body of a black man swinging in a tree in Mississippi.
Two weeks later, there is still no word from Mississippi authorities as to whether Otis Byrd, 54, hanged himself...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 2:13 AM
FORT LAUDERDALE — Saying the city has nothing to hide, city commissioners plan to invite federal or state law enforcement officials to do their own review of the city's police force given the recent firing of three officers over racist comments....
| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:10 PM
HARTFORD — A yearlong study of police traffic stops in Connecticut has identified 10 police departments and two state police barracks where there appear to be racial disparities in who gets pulled over.
The state-mandated study, released Tuesday...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 12:16 PM
Civic, political, religious and law enforcement leaders gathered Tuesday in an attempt to start conversations they hope will alleviate the mistrust many in minority communities feel toward the police.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, an...