If a truly independent oversight panel reports that police did no wrong, the results would be credible in ways the current system can never be. If the panel finds wrongdoing, it’s up to existing police, criminal justice and court systems to address the issue
They are launching their first national joint action on April 4, the 49th anniversary of King’s assassination, with “Fight Racism, Raise Pay” protests in two dozen cities, including Atlanta; Milwaukee; Memphis, Tennessee; Chicago; Boston; Denver; and Las Vegas
What this incident is now, is disturbing and totally out of line. Now this is also a big, fat check to be signed by Aurora taxpayers to make a near-certain civil-rights lawsuit against these cops and the department go away.
As sloppy as his execution was, and as confrontational as his tactics were, Kaepernick is forcing the nation to once again confront thorny issues of race, class and privilege
After four trials and no convictions, it’s increasingly clear that the evidence against six Baltimore police officers is too weak to sustain the hopes of citizens desperate for reform.
“I am now stepping beyond the bench, the other side of the bench,” she said at a news conference near the Minnesota state Capitol and the Cathedral of St. Paul, where the funeral for the 32-year-old school cafeteria worker will be held this week.
Here in Aurora, Police Chief Nick Metz, who is black, has been publicly insisting that we all must have productive conversations now, not later. He’s right.
“They had no regard for their own life. They stayed there with us. They surrounded my son and I,” she said.
“I’d like all sides to listen to each other,” Obama said in response to a reporter’s question after he met with Spain’s acting prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, during an abbreviated first visit to Spain as president.