Protests for Black Lives

The murder of George Floyd mobilized the Movement for Black Lives and inspired a national reckoning with police violence and impunity.

NYPD Lawyer Who Oversaw Violent Arrests of Legal Observers Should Be Disciplined, Watchdog Says

It’s the first time the Civilian Complaint Review Board has recommended discipline against an NYPD lawyer for conduct at a protest.

Legal Observers Sue the NYPD Over Assault and Detention at Bronx Protest

Police violated the constitutional rights of National Lawyers Guild observers during racial justice protests in Mott Haven, a new lawsuit alleges.

Ambushed by the Cops: When Police Deliberately Trap Peaceful Protesters

An Intercept and SITU reconstruction of an incident in North Carolina last June shows police intentionally trapped and tear-gassed hundreds of peaceful protesters.

Meet the Riot Squad: Right-Wing Reporters Whose Viral Videos Are Used to Smear BLM

In the year since George Floyd’s murder, conservative news outlets have endlessly hyped distorted stories about violence at Black Lives Matter protests. Key videos they used come from a tight-knit group of eight young journalists.

Internal NYPD Documents Show Cops Were Sent to Protests With Barely Any First Amendment Training

Most officers at the George Floyd protests received only vague academy training that emphasized arresting protesters over defending their rights.