Ferguson and Beyond

Documenting the need for police reform now

Former Officer's Guilty Verdict for Killing Walter Scott Is the Exception, Not the Rule

Michael Slager's conviction is a heartening example of accountability — and a sign of how far we have to go.

By Shaundra Young Scott
December 7, 2017

My Son Dontre's Killing by Police Was a Human Rights Violation

Police killings of Black people in the U.S. are human rights violations that we must combat with nationwide reform.

By Maria Hamilton
December 7, 2017

Diversion Programs Are Cheaper and More Effective Than Incarceration. Prosecutors Should Embrace Them.

A new report from the ACLU of Kansas shows how diversion programs can combat mass incarceration.

By Micah W. Kubic, Taylor Pendergrass
December 6, 2017

St. Louis Police Are Now Under Federal Investigation for Violating Protesters’ Civil Rights

The St. Louis police department’s record of police brutality has led to increasing scrutiny and widespread calls for reform.

By Jeffrey Mittman
November 22, 2017

Missouri Should Try Listening to Protesters Instead of Attacking Them

The ACLU of Missouri is suing police for its aggressive police response to people protesting Jason Stockley’s acquittal.

By Thaddeus Talbot
September 26, 2017

St. Louis Police’s Chants of ‘Whose Streets? Our Streets!’ Once Again Reveal the Warped Mindset Infecting Too Many Departments

The streets do not belong to the police. They belong to the community. The time for police reform is now.

By Ezekiel Edwards
September 21, 2017

As We Remember the Militarized Response to the Ferguson Uprising, Trump Says Civilian Police Are Making ‘Good Use’ of Military Weapons

President Trump continues to applaud a Pentagon program that outfits American peace officers with weapons of war.

By Kanya Bennett
August 8, 2017

Want To Know About Racially Motivated Policing? Ask Literally Any Person of Color in Milwaukee

Racial profiling in Milwaukee is an unofficial standard that negatively affects multiple generations of people.

By Jarrett English
March 7, 2017

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