Fear is the primary cause of increased officer involved shootings. The growing social uprising is from mounting resentment towards law enforcement wit...
The wounds are not yet closed, and my heart is bleeding again. All my family and friends in Paris are safe. Not everybody can say that tonight.
Police work usually involves lots of different things happening during the shift. Depending on the jurisdiction and level of calls, officers might be working call-to-call throughout the shift, or they might have to keep themselves occupied through their shift.
I don't see police officers as the enemy. And let me also be clear: I am not a victim. I don't feel that the world owes me anything, and I know that I need to work hard and play nice in order to have a happy life. But why do I still get harassed by some police officers for no justifiable reason?
Today, and every day, I will mindfully express my gratitude for the blessings that have come to my life. To our servicemen, servicewomen, police and fire departments, and teachers: Thank you for all you do.
Both initiatives demonstrate the bold, grassroots commitments of U.S. citizens acting from places of integrity, love and faith -- without government funding or backing, to support the rights of fellow citizens to live free of violence based on the color of their skin.
The question of whether ordinary Americans have any meaningful civil recourse against officers who violate their rights has taken on pressing importance. On Monday, in an appalling decision, the Supreme Court effectively answered "no."
Through a Vice documentary last year, grime artist JME asked for transparency to be brought to something that affects both his livelihood and his way of life: performing music. Without realizing it, he may well have been talking about a need for open data.
Like the movements against lynching, state-sanctioned segregation and the death penalty before it, today's movement against extra-judicial killings by police is part of a centuries-long struggle for racial justice.
Police in schools and treating African-American and Latino students as criminals is not a uniquely South Carolina phenomenon. Since 1998, security guards in New York City schools are a division of the police department.
Baltimore has gotten a lot of attention recently for all the wrong reasons. You've probably read about the city's economic struggles, with recent reports estimating that nearly a quarter of its residents living below the poverty line. Or maybe you saw reports on its failing school system, which currently graduates about 56 percent of its high school students, while the national average hovers up around 80 percent. And if you've somehow missed all that, you definitely know the name Freddie Gray.
America, how are the children? More specifically, how are the African American children? They are troubled. They are confused. They are angry. They have seen too much to live healthy, idyllic or carefree childhoods and they don't have the maturity to make sense of what the world is showing them.
Legal observers can provide legal protection for the revolution against police misconduct and brutality. They can observe, document, and expose the ways in which revolt is pushed down. And, they can provide a means for fighting back against the tactics used to quell revolutionaries.
This Friday, sheriffs from around the country will converge in McAllen, Texas, for a two-day border event led by the largest anti-immigrant hate group in the United States, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
Regardless of the screams and cries for help, Black parents alone cannot save their children. In most cases, if they tried to intervene, they would become victims of the same fate.
Who can we count on to protect our children if the police and their teachers believe it is justifiable to treat them like animals?