A black man who is believed to be unarmed was killed by cops in a Walmart parking lot.
Mohamed Abbas says he's been targeted in the workplace many times for his religion.
My cop friends tell me that in addition to institutional biases that can't be minimized, training is often antiquated and premised on the days of being "tough on crime," once the only approach to policing. Assuming my officer friends are correct, we can expect more incidents like Charlena Cooks', and that things will get worse before they get better.
"Officers in California should not be using the obstruction law, Penal Code 148, to arrest someone for failing to provide
If it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to fail one. In this failure, we are all culpable, whether for our actions or for inaction that has allowed the status quo to become mediocrity.