I may never be a victim of pointed racial violence like Sandra Bland, but if we as a country had risen to the occasion and recognized when other black women, men, and children were being murdered, perhaps she wouldn't have been either.
He also doesn't plan on stopping. In addition to doing speaking gigs and creating a mindfulcop.com site to get the word out, he's even taught his kids to meditate. Carson recommends anyone who is open to it-- especially those interfacing with the public-- should try an app like HeadSpace or take a mindfulness course just to see how it improves their life.
The Black Lives Matter movement needs to continue nonviolent civil disobedience to evoke the change it seeks to fight for. Tying BLM to a potentially violent movement, however politically convenient this may be over the short-term, would delegitimize BLM.
My brother was bipolar. This was in the 1960s and 1970s before we knew what lithium was or how to control chemical imbalances. He spent that time in...
"As Judge Dredd would say, 'I AM THE LAW', well, me too!" -- An American cop. It has been time for reform. Judge Dredd does not exist in the memories of moviegoers and its message should not exist in American society.
Many jobs are synonymous with danger, like being a police officer, firefighter, soldier, or some other occupation that forces a person to put his or her life on the line with each new day on the job. There are many other careers, however, that do not seem obviously dangerous on the surface but are perilous nonetheless.
Ultimately, we must slow down and stop the accelerated arming of police and citizens with military weapons of war. We can begin by stopping the importation of foreign-produced assault weapons for the U.S. civilian market, and by removing assault weapons from ordinary police patrols.
Today, Dennis is a practicing attorney and a homeless outreach volunteer. On Thursday mornings, Dennis solves the problem of homelessness in a unique way along with police officers from the Southern California city of Fullerton.
Monday, August 10, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Poetry Foundation 61 West Superior Street Free admission In the second of three performances in Cheryl Pope's ...
In a TMFS sketch, we talk to the founder of "Cops Are Always Right."...
The rapid explosion of cell phones, YouTube and Twitter has increased public awareness of police misconduct toward black citizens. As a result, white attitudes are changing and protests led by black activists are accelerating. This may be a moment in our history when real reform is possible.
In response to the recent death of Sandra Bland and the controversy over arrest tactics, Lynch is deeply disheartened that it took such a tragedy to finally bring the topic of officer de-escalation to the forefront.
I learned that sexual minorities experience alarming disparities in interpersonal violence. Knowing this fact didn't make it any easier when I became that statistic myself.
Police officers aren't the only people who lie about crimes. That's not the point. The police are supposed to uphold the law. Criminals are supposed be the ones who break it. We should be able to tell the difference between them.
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the world's leading peace and justice advocates, has called Bryan Stevenson "America's Nelson Mandela." He has gotten innocent men off death row, successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court multiple times, including to ban "death sentences."
From the moment those lights start flashing and that siren goes off, we're all in the same boat: we must pull over. However, it's what happens after you've been pulled over that's critical.