The Civil Rights Corner

The Civil Rights Corner is a blog dedicated to providing readers with information and insightful commentary about today's pressing civil rights and police accountability issues. Knowing your rights when dealing with law enforcement can be the difference between you being arrested and keeping your freedom.

Anjanette Young & The Case For Dignity

If you’ve been watching the news or on social media over the past week, you must’ve seen the shocking reports and video where Chicago Police ……Read More…

The City Of Chicago Fights To Prevent People Arrested From Being Able To Call An Attorney

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and her administration have continued the pattern of her predecessors by protecting bad cops and disregarding the rights of those arrested by ……Read More…

National Geographic Helps To Continue Dialogue Around Racial Justice And Police Reform

In its latest issue, National Geographic is following other major news outlets and recognizing this past summer’s national uproar surrounding racial justice and police reform. ……Read More…

Another Black Life That Mattered Lost To Police Violence

It has happened again. Another Black life that mattered has been lost to senseless police violence. On December 4, 2020, Casey Goodson, Jr, was shot ……Read More…

Remembering Fred Hampton and Mark Clark

51 years ago today, 21 year old Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party (BPP), and Mark Clark were murdered in their ……Read More…

Black Children Are 6 Times More Likely To Be Killed By Police

A new study conducted by the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC has found that Black children were six times more likely to be shot ……Read More…

Another Black Teen Killed For Playing Loud Music

On November 23, 2020, 19-year-old Aidan Ellison, who was Black, was shot and killed by Robert Paul Keegan, a white male, in the parking lot ……Read More…

Cops Who Watched And Did Nothing To Stop Other Cops From Beating An Innocent Man To Death Are Entitled to Qualified Immunity

On November 20, 2020, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision that is yet one more example of why qualified immunity, the legal ……Read More…

A Life Lost To The Pandemics of COVID-19 And Racial Injustice

Honestie Hodges died Sunday at the age of 14 from COVID-19. Honestie’s handcuffing outside her home by the police in Grand Rapid, Mich. when she ……Read More…

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