A crowd of 100 protestors filled the street outside the Bronx's "Hall of Justice" last Thursday at a brief hearing for Richard Haste, the 31-year-old, white narcotics cop who fatally shot Ramarley Graham, an 18-year-old African-American, last February.
Just after the New York Police Department released crime data touting the positive effects of stop and frisk, a judge cleared the way for thousands of New Yorkers who feel they've been victimized by the policy to join a class action lawsuit.
The killing of Trayvon Martin is a national tragedy and his death has captured the attention of millions. Last week we learned that George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder in Trayvon's killing. It's no time to rejoice.