Stories tagged: "police brutality"

Ryan Henyard spoke with The 'Gander about the motivations behind his online police brutality teach-out available through the University of Michigan.
WATCH: U-M Has a Free Police Brutality Course. Here’s Your Inside Look at the Syllabus.

We caught up with course creator Ryan Henyard for a look at the crucial conversations reshaping the nation right now.

Course facilitators Ryan Henyard, R. L’Heureux Lewis-McCoy and Derrick Jackson. (Photos via Facebook)
U-M Tackles Racism and Police Brutality in Online Course

The free "teach-out" can help Michiganders understand how issues of race and police brutality affect communities of color.

A family photo of Breonna Taylor. Photo via Justice for Breonna.
Gov. Whitmer Wants to Limit the Police Practice That Killed Breonna Taylor. Here’s How Cops Are Responding.

Limiting no-knock warrants doesn’t just protect civilians, it may be safer for Michigan's law enforcement as well, one expert said.

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Colorado Is Reopening Investigation Into Horrifying Police Killing of Elijah McClain. Here’s What We Know.

In the video, Elijah McClain can be seen sobbing as he repeatedly tells officers, “I’m just different.” Samara McClain said her brother was a massage therapist who planned to go to college.

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Crisis Counselors and Guardians: Here’s What Michigan Activists Want to Fund With Police Budgets

Activists are calling for police departments to be rebuilt from the ground up. We break down how and why.

A local man appeals to Detroit Police. Photo by Franz Knight
Decreased Militarization, Decreased Violence: What Defunding the Police Would Mean for Michigan

This government program gives police millions of dollars worth of militarization. Is that what Michigan communities need?

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‘Step Up and Step Back:’ A Guide To Becoming a White Ally For Racial Justice

Bridget Huff, progressive caucus leader for the Michigan Democratic party, has some tips on being a white ally.