Conducting hundreds of interviews during the course of over one year reporting on the ground, Washington Post writer Wesley Lowery traveled from Ferguson, Missouri, to Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland; and then back to Ferguson to uncover life inside the most heavily policed, if otherwise neglected, corners of America today.
Three minutes in Middle America shook a nation to its foundation. To many, it shone a spotlight on the frequently violent, often deadly interactions between young men of color and police departments. It highlighted the racial disparity in policing techniques, in response to crime, and in how race relations are perceived in an America where many incorrectly pride the country on being "post-racial."
"Elizabeth Warren Just Gave the Speech That Black Lives Matter Activists Have Been Waiting For" is from the September 29, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Wesley Lowery and narrated by Sam Scholl.
In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law.
"The Chicago Shootings and Why so Many Police Calls Involving the Mentally Ill End in Death" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Peter Holley and Wesley Lowery and narrated by Sam Scholl.
Police in Oklahoma released video footage Monday that shows a white Tulsa police officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man - footage that the city’s police chief called “very disturbing.”
The call went out in Portland on Thursday, summoning the people in the Rose City to the streets. “It’s now or never,” read the Facebook posting from a group, Portland’s Resistance, that was announcing a protest for that night. “We need to resist the Trump agenda!”
A confrontation involving an anti-Donald Trump protester in Portland ended in gunfire Saturday, sending the demonstrator to the hospital amid dozens of sometimes violent protests in the wake of Trump’s victory in the presidential election.
For two nights, enraged residents here have taken to the streets in both peaceful and violent demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, 43.
Crucial evidence in the police shooting death of Keith Scott is not available because one of the officers failed to activate his body camera as soon as he responded to the encounter, in violation of department policy.
The frantic voice of Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby can be heard bursting into the video: “Shots fired!” Just a moment earlier, Terence Crutcher, 40, had been hit in the chest with a bullet from Shelby’s service weapon. Now, he lay on the asphalt next to his vehicle, blood spreading across his chest.
"Korryn Gaines Is the Ninth Black Woman Shot and Killed by Police This Year" is from the August 02, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Wesley Lowery and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Three Officers Killed, Three Injured in Baton Rouge Shooting, Sheriff's Office Says " is from the July 17, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Peter Holley, Wesley Lowery and Mark Berman and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Black Lives Matter Leader DeRay Mckesson Arrested in Baton Rouge on a Night of Tension and Protests" is from the July 10, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Fenit Nirappil, Wesley Lowery, Robert Samuels and T. Rees Shapiro and narrated by Sam Scholl.