eric garner chokehold
This week, Eric Garner’s family marked one year since his chokehold death and reached a settlement with New York City for
Friday marks the anniversary of Eric Garner's death from a fatal police chokehold in New York, but the aftermath of his death
Though the Staten Island grand jury didn't indict Pantaleo, several other investigations at the local, state and federal
As I went to three of the funerals for the beautiful nine martyrs in Charleston, South Carolina, I addressed the audience and joined our local chapter of National Action Network (NAN) and the NAACP to call for the Confederate flag to come down.
Last year, a police oversight board substantiated six complaints by people who said New York City officers had restrained
In another post, he had written, "Kill all cops on sight. No matter the circumstances." According to Herrera's statement
He then thanked Mayor Bill de Blasio for announcing earlier this week that he would veto the bill. One bill before the council
Mayor de Blasio never ran for Mayor of the City on an "anti-police" platform; once elected, Mayor de Blasio has never thrown police officers under the bus; and Mayor de Blasio most certainly does not have blood of the fallen officers on his hands.
We will not move forward as a society until we can bring ourselves to listen and respond to the cries of those whose spirits have been crushed by the chokehold of poverty and racism.
I honor the enthusiasm, the tenacity, vigilance of all who have marched, took rubber bulletts, made financial sacrifices, and found strength to go on anyhow. But as you assess where you are, and you find that this work is in your purpose, grab hold to your lane and stay in it with consistency and persistency.
There Is Nothing Casual About Prejudice: The Popular Podcast 'Serial' and the Notion of Implicit Bias
The racial and cultural identities of the protagonists have prompted some to criticize Sarah Koenig for not grasping many aspects of this narrative. While I agree with this analysis, I did not think it ultimately compromised Koenig's role as an effective storyteller. That is, until I heard Episode 10.
The Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases force us to have the tough talks about race, profiling, police use of deadly force, judicial abuse of power and potential changes to our grand jury systems.
We acted identically, however, our narratives sharply diverged. Ironically so, as this treatment only underscored the unfortunate truth we had taken to the streets to protest: black and white bodies are not treated equally.
Congressional staffers walked out of their offices on Thursday and bowed their heads in prayer while protesting the deaths
“It is our intention to forbid the use of chokeholds by peace officers and security personnel in order to avoid a similar
If we don't see justice as a reality for African-Americans from street level on up through the system, from the unwarranted stops to unfair arrests to uneven sentencing, wrongful conviction and unjustifiable homicide, then how can we believe justice is possible?
Just as no person of good faith denies the extraordinary challenges and heroisms of being a police officer, no person willing to listen should ignore the times we shield our eyes, hurrying past a police officer demeaning and humiliating someone, usually poorer and too often a person of color.