This week, officials released graphic video of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times last October. Now, State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has charged Officer Van Dyke with 1st degree murder — the first time in 30 years that a Chicago police officer is facing criminal charges for an on-duty shooting. More »


Demand DOJ body camera funds be tied to community oriented policies

Body cameras can be a powerful tool for holding police accountable. But right now the DOJ is bankrolling police worn body cameras without ensuring community-oriented policies are in place that allow the cameras to protect the people inside of the police. More »


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Rashad Robinson dispels myth of "Ferguson Effect" on CNN

Watch ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson on CNN discussing the "Ferguson Effect."
"The FBI is an agency that absolutely relies on data. There is absolutely no data to support it [the idea of the "Ferguson effect."] The fact that the FBI director...would start shooting from the hip, I simply don't know what we are paying him for. Right now, in this moment, we need solutions, we need policy changes, we need accountability." More »