The most powerful protest music can perfectly encapsulate the moments and moods being experienced by society. At times, it can even come across as eerily prophetic.
The post was originally published at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs. On May 25, George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis by a white police officer who placed his knee on Floyd’s neck. He uttered the words, “I can’t breathe.” Three other police officers served as accomplices to the murder. In
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On the Beyond Prisons podcast, Kim Wilson and Brian Sonenstein discuss a video that features Professor Dylan Rodriguez talking about policing and police practice.
In the murder trial of Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer who shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times, the outcome truly seems up for grabs.
Shamir’s music has not always been explicitly political, but it has surely always been inspiringly rebellious. That spirit runs through the celebratory fuck-the-haters dance-funk of his debut “Rachet,” as well as his subsequent abandonment of industry pressures when he turned towards the historically white-straight-male dominated world of raw indie rock
Appeals Court Lets Officer Off Hook For ‘Unconstitutional Arrest’ Because He Couldn’t Have Known It Violated Rights
The court asserted the officer couldn’t have known force was “clearly unreasonable” given “lack of guiding precedent,” and granted him immunity for his actions.
In the NFL’s third week, players responded to Trump’s comments against those who kneel during the national anthem to protest injustice and systemic racism.
Shadowproof obtained emails from the Salt Lake City police chief after the incident with a University of Utah nurse. Where is reflection on what happened?
The Justice Department released the results of an investigation into the Chicago Police Department’s record of unlawful policing, including the routine use of brutality or deadly force against residents. The city of Chicago, police, and leadership within the CPD and its police officer union “acknowledge that a code of silence