Freddie Gray

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.
The termination came after it was reported that city attorney Glen Keith Allen appeared to be deeply involved with neo-Nazi groups.
A few months ago, most probably would have believed that Gaines' best course of action was to comply with the police in order to get herself and her children home safely. But "a few months ago" was before Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.
A Department of Justice report found the police force holds an "us-versus-them mentality" and routinely abuses residents' rights.
HE IS DANGEROUS. HE IS A YOUNG BLACK MALE. That was something I came to understand in a variety of situations. I am 7/8ths
Cases against police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray were dropped last week but that went largely unnoticed by delegates gathered at the convention. Our task must be to not only highlight abuses, but to also solve these issues with new legislation.