The suit alleges false arrest, excessive use of force, civil rights violations and a failure to train or supervise the agents adequately.
Virginia Task Force Says Liquor Agents Should Be Able To Make Arrests, Despite Screwing Up Multiple Times
Arresting someone who bought bottled water, slamming innocent student to the ground are not enough to spur major changes.
MTV's documentary "White People" sparked a conversation about race & white privilege. Now the discussion shifts to what it means to be an ally to a movement that is not your own. We talk with activists and allies to find out.
The agency won't say what they found in the review of the controversial arrest.
"Our position is and always has been that police lacked justification to seize Mr. Johnson," Watkins said in a statement
Why don't we trust our 18-year-olds? When I was growing up, my parents (and many other parents) were realistic about teenagers and drinking. At that time, the drinking age in Virginia was 18 for wine and beer and 21 for hard liquor.
McAuliffe's office did not respond to requests from HuffPost to comment on the student council resolution or the petition
Henson previously told Uptown magazine that she would rather transfer her son to Howard, which is a Historically Black College
How does a citizen protect himself against a police officer's tendency to shoot first and ask questions later, oftentimes based only on their highly subjective "feeling" of being threatened? The short answer is you can't.
We must make this country a nation of equal protection under the law with equal opportunity for everyone. If we truly would like to be post-racial one day, we cannot continue to live in denial, or turn a blind eye towards reality, or remain complacent today. It's as simple as that.
The experiences of Martese Johnson and Lawrence Otis Graham prove that adhering to the code of respectability politics does not guarantee protection from the sensory and institutional aspects of racism.
In the Feb./March 2015 issue of Uptown Magazine, the “Empire” star recalled how her son was once profiled by police at the
"I'm shocked that my face was slammed into the brick pavement just across the street from where I go to school," Johnson
UVA Vice President for Diversity & Equity Marcus L. Martin and Dean of African-American Affairs Maurice Apprey released a
Like Us On Facebook | Follow Us On Twitter | Contact The Author McAuliffe was "concerned by the reports of this incident