Well: Talking to Kids About Racial Violence

It’s tempting to avoid painful conversations. Experts say we shouldn’t.


One Police Shift: Patrolling an Anxious America

Riding along with officers illuminated fears they confront, compassionate gestures from the public after two recent ambushes against the police, and varied responses to the Black Lives Matter movement.


Amid Broad Movement Against Police Abuse, Some Act on the Fringe

While the cause to curb police shootings of black people has drawn diverse groups of activists, a slice of them borrow tactics from past militant resistance in the nation.


White House Memo: Obama Faces Growing Expectations on Race and Policing

Activists have questioned why he is not doing more to help. It’s complicated, he tries to explain — a response he acknowledges is accurate and unsatisfying.


On Technology: Can Silicon Valley Really Do Anything to Stop Police Violence?

Tech companies love to hitch themselves to progressive causes, even if they’re beyond the industry’s grasp.


Black Police Officers Feel the Inner Tug of a Dual Role

Killings involving the police, and the fatal attacks on officers that have followed, have intensified the tug of war that black officers experience.


Baton Rouge Police Shooting: What We Know

Three police officers were shot dead and three others were wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday morning, and the gunman was killed, the authorities said.


Another Baltimore Police Officer Acquitted in Freddie Gray Case

After four trials so far, prosecutors in Baltimore have not secured convictions against any officers charged in the death of Mr. Gray last year in a police van.


Baton Rouge Police Shooting: Here’s What We Know

Three police officers were shot dead and three others were wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday morning, and the gunman was killed, the authorities said.


Baton Rouge Attack Deepens Anguish for Police: ‘We’ve Seen Nothing Like This’

Law enforcement officials said it had been generations since the nation endured two separate episodes in which so many police officers were killed.


On Eve of G.O.P. Convention, Law and Order Takes the Floor

After three police officers are fatally shot in Louisiana, Donald J. Trump is likely to amplify his “law-and-order” campaign theme.


On Eve of the Republican Convention, Law and Order Takes the Floor

After three police officers are fatally shot in Louisiana, Donald J. Trump is likely to amplify his “law and order” campaign theme.


Philando Castile Was Pulled Over 49 Times in 13 Years, Often for Minor Infractions

Mr. Castile’s death from a police shooting during a traffic stop is seen by many as an illustration of the disproportionate risks black motorists face.


Baton Rouge Police Shooting: What We Know and Do Not Know

Three police officers were shot dead and several others wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday morning


Officers Fatally Shot in Baton Rouge

At least three police officers were killed and several more were wounded in Baton Rouge, La., on Sunday, near where protests had been held since the police shooting of Alton … Continue Reading →


Philando Castile, Fatally Shot in His Car, Was a Magnet for Minor Traffic Stops

Mr. Castile’s death from a police shooting during a traffic stop is seen by many as an illustration of the disproportionate risks black motorists face.


Funeral for Alton Sterling Is an Expression of Grief and Anger

A college’s basketball arena serves as the backdrop as politicians and religious leaders join family and friends gathered to a mourn man fatally shot by the Baton Rouge police.


Obama Warns of Growing Mistrust Between Minorities and Police

At a town hall event Thursday, President Obama spoke of finding solutions to promoting a dialogue on race and reconciliation to bridge a growing divide.


Minnesota Police Officer’s ‘Bulletproof Warrior’ Training Is Questioned

Critics say its teachings run counter to the reforms that police departments should adopt if they are to win back community trust, especially among black residents.


Amid Protests Over Police Shootings of Black Men, Latinos Note a Disparity

Some advocates say that Hispanics’ fatal encounters with law enforcement do not inspire the same kind of scrutiny, outrage or discourse.


Race/Related: Does This Flag Make You Flinch?

To protest police violence, an artist resurrected an old NAACP flag about lynching. I wondered if provocative art could help a divided nation confront its past and present.


Funeral Begins for Philando Castile in Minnesota

Hundreds of mourners filed into the Cathedral of St. Paul to remember Mr. Castile, who was killed last week by a suburban police officer.


Obama Urges Civil Rights Activists and Police to Bridge Divide

The president, administration officials, police representatives and figures in the Black Lives Matter movement met at the White House, with tensions rising in closed-door sessions.


Tensions Between Police and Blacks Are Likely to Worsen, Obama Says

The president will hold a town hall on Thursday devoted to addressing the growing tensions between race and law enforcement.


Race Relations Are at Lowest Point in Obama Presidency, Poll Finds

A New York Times/CBS News Poll indicates that relations between African-Americans and the police are so brittle that the attack that killed five officers in Dallas left many respondents unsurprised.


Singer at All-Star Game Adds ‘All Lives Matter’ to Canadian Anthem

A member of a Canadian quartet singing “O Canada” altered some lyrics to make a political statement, setting off heavy criticism, including from his fellow singers.


State of the Art: Live Streaming Breaks Through, and Cable News Has Much to Fear

The Philando Castile shooting and its aftermath have catapulted services like Facebook Live and Periscope into the center of the news, challenging cable to adapt.


Donald Trump Addresses Role of Police

“The hostility against our police has to end,” Donald J. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, said on Tuesday. He also said the United States needed to “figure out what’s … Continue Reading →


Philando Castile’s Last Night: Tacos and Laughs, Then a Drive

Philando Castile’s family recalled in detail his final hours before a fatal police stop in Minnesota. The official version of what happened remains largely opaque.


Mayor de Blasio, Informed by His Family, Steps Into Debate on Race

The mayor continues to push for changes in police tactics meant to bridge the gap between law enforcement and minorities.


Taser International Dominates the Police Body Camera Market

The company, best known for its stun guns, has drawn criticism for its relationships with the police and its sales tactics, which it says are common.


Have the Dallas Police Improved? Depends on Whom You Ask

Though Chief David O. Brown has worked to steer his department away from a history of racism and abuse, black residents expressed a wide range of views of the police.


Man Killed by Officers Responding to Report of Home Invasion in Brooklyn

The police said the 39-year-old man, armed with a gun, was confronted by a sergeant outside a home in Gravesend before the sergeant and another officer opened fire.


Man Killed by Officers Responding to Burglary Report in Brooklyn

The police said the 39-year-old man had pointed a gun at a sergeant at a home in Gravesend before the sergeant and another officer opened fire.


Protesters Rally Against Police Shootings

Protesters in cities across the U.S. and abroad staged demonstrations over the weekend after a week in which two high profile police shootings gripped the nation. In Baton Rouge, where … Continue Reading →


With Prosecutors at Odds, U.S. Inquiry Into Eric Garner’s Death Drags On

Discord between officials in New York and Washington is one factor slowing the investigation into the death of Mr. Garner, who died after being put in a police chokehold.


Republicans Begin Hashing Out Details of Convention Platform

The draft that delegates will revise will touch on a wide range of contentious issues — immigration, marriage, family values, criminal justice reform and policing.


Data Dive: Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings

Contradicting conventional wisdom: When it comes to the most lethal form of force, a study finds no racial bias.


After Outbreaks of Violence, Donald Trump Strains to Project Leadership

The nation’s recent tragedies have forced Mr. Trump to try to present a new persona as a calm and comforting leader. So far, success has been evasive.


Texas Open-Carry Laws Blurred Lines Between Suspects and Marchers

The mayor of Dallas suggests tightening the state’s gun laws to make it tougher to carry long arms in public.