eric garner death
This #BlackLivesMatter movement was not the result of a mandate by Congress or laws set forth by State governments. It is merely a fierce grassroots movement that has created enormous awareness to a series of incidents that have involved police shootings and unarmed black males.
This week, Eric Garner’s family marked one year since his chokehold death and reached a settlement with New York City for
Eric Garner's family share memories of the family man one year after his death.
Friday marks the anniversary of Eric Garner's death from a fatal police chokehold in New York, but the aftermath of his death
A medical examiner had determined that neck compressions from the chokehold, and the position Garner was in while police
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.
America is a deeply divided nation. While the outcry against events in places like Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island, Baltimore, and now McKinney, is loud and clear and a patchwork quilt of protest is growing (Black Lives Matter), a great many white people refuse to attribute any of it to racism.
Unfortunately, police have a tendency to adopt a siege mentality, circling the wagons on every occasion of potential wrongdoing. Then they wonder why the public has a growing distrust of police departments, even as they defend the indefensible. Police must stop defending criminals in their midst if they hope to regain the public support they should so clearly have.
Nothing's changed at the local level. Look at this past week's story from Pasco, Washington. A troubled man was gunned down for throwing rocks at police. Rocks. When will it end?
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.
James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner among others were killed for this most fundamental right -- the right to vote. They cannot cry for justice, instead it is the duty of the living to do so for them. I'm going to Selma.
“A part of this is really just taking a page out of the Koch brothers’ playbook,” he said of the billionaire industrialists
Our country needs all of us to chip in. Every day in your life you can push for change. I don't have enough room to list all the examples here, but educate yourself on what subtle, modern day racism looks like because its damage is real.
In response to the committee proposal, the city's Police News Affairs released the following statement to The Huffington
Medical examiners ruled the death a homicide, stating that Garner died as a result of neck compressions, "the compression
By a 15-point margin, Americans say it should be illegal for police officers to use chokeholds. While the New York Police
The current concerns over police relations in America have been an ongoing social justice issue for decades. It is also a
It's moments like these that can cause even the most levelheaded and peaceful person to feel angry and disillusioned with the state of the world. That may sound dramatic, but it's true. More than the indignation or the confusion, however, I think each of us feels an overwhelming sense of helplessness.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal, James received his shirt from Jack, who used to play for the Cavaliers. When asked