police violence

We are confronting a reality that for some of us was just an abstraction: black and white communities perceive the police differently and are treated differently by them.
January 23, 2015

For black Americans, the abuse of power by police is not an aberration. It’s a familiar pattern.
December 3, 2014

In the last six weeks police officers have killed at least five unarmed African American men: Eric Garner, John Crawford, Ezell Ford, Dante Parker, and Michael Brown. This does not include Kajieme Powell, who was carrying a steak knife when two officers gunned him down just a few miles away from the site of Brown’s death. As much as some commentators might want to dismiss the protests as the cynical work of “screamers” and “race hustlers,” there is no doubt that the unrest sprung in large part from a righteous indignation at this nation’s long and persistent record of state violence against black men.
September 3, 2014