Police Brutality

These are some of countless examples of police attacking or murdering people of color and/or labor organizing. This list focuses on local and state police. There are many more cases that involve the U.S. National Guard and state militia. Read about the history of policing. See also a list of Massacres in U.S. History.

Feb. 8, 1968: Orangeburg Massacre

Two years before the Kent State murders, 28 students were injured and three were killed in Orangeburg, South Carolina — most shot in the back by the state police while involved in a peaceful protest.
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