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Police Violence: When Silence Kills

A recent Pittsburgh Police Department newsletter suggested prayer and community engagement as strategies to “Stop the Violence.” But it failed to mention cops’ own role in perpetrating the violence that has resulted in the death or injury of local residents, writes local poet Joy Katz.

Witness for Chauvin Defense Involved in ‘Chillingly Similar’ Suit Over Wrongful Death

The former chief medical examiner of Maryland called to speak on behalf of the defense in the Derek Chauvin trial faces questions of bias stemming from an ongoing lawsuit filed by the family of Anton Black, a 19-year-old Black teenager who died under similar circumstances as George Floyd. The family claims he ruled the killing an accident to protect the police.