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The issues addressed by researchers may also be found by searching the library catalog and databases for terms such as "police brutality", "police killings", "police shootings", "racial justice", "racial profiling", or "broken windows policing."


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Discrimination in law enforcement > United States.


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ACLU: Know Your Rights
ACLU's Fact Sheet


Mapping Police Violence: This organization provides statistics about police violence towards communities of color in the United States.

ACLU: Police Brutality
American Civil Liberty Union's police brutality blog


Democracy Now: Police Brutality
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S. Above is a link to thier in depth coverage of incidents of police brutality.


Dispatches: Tracking US Police Brutality
Reporting on Police Brutality from around the world by Human Rights Watch


Shielded from Justice: Police Brutality and Accountability in the United States
Report by Human Rights Watch on Police Brutality around the United States between 1995 and 1998


Uprising & Abolition: Angela Davis on Movement Building, “Defund the Police” & Where We Go from Here
Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman interviews Angela Davis on key topics including the 2020 Black Lives Matter uprising.


Black Lives Matter: Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.

#SAYHERNAME : Launched in December 2014 by the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) and Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS), the #SayHerName campaign brings awareness to the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and provides support to their families.

Police Reform Organizing Projects

Works to expose and correct abusive police tactics that routinely and disproportionately do harm to our city’s low-income communities and people of color.