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.
U.S. Marshals Used Drones to Spy on Black Lives Matter Protests in Washington, D.C.
The flights, revealed in documents obtained by The Intercept, underscore the growing militarization of policing.