Tagged: police

protected cops

Protected Cops Means Unprotected People of Color

  I’ve always said that, in any encounter with the socially and legally protected cops, people of color (specifically Black and Latino males), have a 50/50 chance of living. It actually turns out it’s a little worse than that.   People of Color According to the Washington Post, as of...

accountability

What Happened To Accountability For All Of Us?

People want to feel safe, so they assume the world is safe. We’ve seen enough police videos to know that many police officers are less than truthful in what they write in their police reports which doesn’t match what we see in these videos. I’m certainly not saying that all...

sandra bland

Sandra Bland and Our Ill Equipped Police Force

  Friends and relatives of Sandra Bland, whom authorities say hanged herself in a Texas jail after her arrest for allegedly kicking an officer following a traffic stop, are seeking more details of her death, saying the 28-year-old gave no indication she was in such an emotional state. However, Sandra...

the police

This Is The Advice I Gave My Teenage Brother On The Police

  Advice For My Teenage Brother is a column where I give advice to my teenage brother 17 years my junior unbound by any parental obligations to shape his mind or financially account for his mistakes, I can flex my brotherly instinct and tell him things I feel his parents, sports...

war

Focus On The War More Than The Battles

  Although I was relieved by the indictment of the officers who held Freddie Gray before his death, I haven’t exhaled. I know that it will be very challenging for those charges to stick. I’ve been told that it would have been better that Gray had his hands up begging...

crack

This Is How Crack Would Get Sprinkled On Me

  The last 4 minutes of a man’s life. Warning, it’s graphic.     I was always taught to put my head on the steering wheel and and my hands at “10 and 2” when pulled over. Back in the days of yore when I used to drive regularly, I...