In December, less than six months before Moore was shot, two other NYPD officers -- Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos -- were
What happens next? A serious movement for political and social change has to cohere around the endemic violence. The changes must include better-trained police, an end to racial profiling, the demilitarization of the police and a national embrace of community policing. This is just a start. We need a new civil rights movement. Let it begin with a moment of silence.
The shooting came amid heightened tensions between law enforcement and minority communities. Like Us On Facebook Follow Us
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The crowd started to jeer. “De Blasio’s got to go!” went one chant. “That is not right,” he added, “and that is why we must
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The news media has been hard at work tracking down the handful of protesters and others who did or even wrote something violent in order to stereotype the entire Black Lives Matter movement as violent. And when there isn't something, the news media has resorted to doctoring footage.
WASHINGTON -- The head of the Fraternal Order of Police said Monday that Congress should expand the federal hate crimes statutes
In New York City, since protests began over the treatment of African-Americans caught up in the criminal justice system, the police union there has done everything possible to inflame tensions and undermine civil authority.
The police who turned their backs didn't just turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio; they turned their backs on the legacy of Officer Ramos. They turned their backs on the people they've sworn to protect. In essence they proclaimed, "We are not walking the streets on duty to protect you."
While The Times did acknowledge the difficulties and dangers facing many officers, the editorial board could not let the
After the death of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos a week ago, Giuliani spewed the following bit of hate about President Obama: "We've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police."
Historically, the African American population of the United States has been the greatest victim of vigilante violence. In addition, because of the media, police, and political responses to the killings, it is more likely the murder of these officers will make the policing situation in minority communities more oppressive, not less.
Joe Biden delivers touching eulogy for slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos
Police officers turn their backs as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the funeral of New York city police officer