The announcement that no charges will be filed against the officers in the 2016 death of Alton Sterling is one in a long line of cops walking free after the shooting deaths of black people.
It’s a shame no one believed their truths about how law and order falls on the heads of black citizens.
A former St. Louis police officer was found not guilty in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith, adding his name to a growing list of officers who have walked free after the shooting deaths of black men and women.
Baltimore city leaders, residents and even law enforcement officials are demanding police reform but the Justice Department under Trump is fighting the city’s consent decree.
22-year-old Gregory Butler Jr. was also sentenced to 250 hours of community service.
We cannot achieve any legal, political or social progress without legal, political and social consequences for individuals -- not just institutions.
The case of Freddie Gray has shown us our contradictions, in black and white, and has held them up for all of us to see.
What we believe about a person -- or a group of people -- translates into how we act toward them. That translation of beliefs into actions is pervasive in our society and it is dangerous.