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.

The Barbaric Police Tactic Of Hogtying Black People

In September of 2019, Marcus Smith died while in the custody of the Greensboro police department. Smith died after police hogtied him like an animal. Police initially said that Smith was suicided and they were trying to help him. Bodycam video showed the complete opposite. Officers pushed Smith face down on the street and tied a belt around his ankles and attached it to his cuffed hands so tightly his knees were lifted off the pavement. This police tactic is called the “hobble” but is more commonly referred to as hogtying. ……Read More…

No Charges In Antonio Brown Jr. Fatal Police Shooting

The District Attorney declined to file charges against sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed Andrew Brown Jr. last month in Elizabeth City, N.C. The DA ……Read More…

Judge Dismisses Charges Against Cop Who Pepper Sprayed Peaceful Protestors

A Philadelphia judge dismissed all charges against an ex-police officer shown on video shooting sitting protestors in the face with pepper spray. Last year during ……Read More…

Chicago Police Revise Its Search Warrant Policy After Anjanette Young Botched Raid

The City of Chicago and the Chicago Police Department revised its policy on how officers conduct search warrants. This comes after bodycam video released last year showed police entering social worker Anjanette Young’s home and handcuffing her as she stood naked. Police had the wrong home and humiliated Young and violated her civil rights even after knowing that they had made a mistake. ……Read More…

Protect Black Children From Police Brutality

In this video, Chicago civil rights attorney Julian Johnson breaks down the danger Black children face when dealing with the police. ……Read More…

Tell The Truth About Police Brutality

Police brutality in this country is not new. Black people have long been the victims of abuse at the hands of law enforcement. But the presence of injustice should not stop us from fighting against it. In this video, I break down the real message cities send to Black people by continuing to allow police brutality. ……Read More…

The Message Police Brutality Sends To Black People

Every time we see a police officer brutalize a Black person, we are reminded once again that Black people are not treated with dignity. Police brutality says to every Black person that you don’t matter. I represent the victims of police brutality to advance the cause of justice and dignity. ……Read More…

CAN I SUE THE POLICE?

As a civil rights attorney in Chicago, you can imagine that I get calls all the time from people wanting to know if they can ……Read More…

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…

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