As Freddie Gray lay dying in Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a group of activists was planning to curb police brutality in Baltimore.
Cleveland police are noted for being among the most brutal and incompetent police forces in the country.
The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.
No city, town or hamlet can any longer feel immune from the devastating news that, once again, a Black man's life has been taken by the police
"My 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was tragically shot to death by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014."
Danny Davis and Richard Boykin join a chorus of voices demanding justice over the "CIA or Gestapo tactics" discovered at Homan Square.
An investigation released today finds sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.
It's a sign of the effectiveness of protests that have occurred here - as well as nationwide - against police killings of unarmed African Americans.
Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.
"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."