Tag: Eric Garner

Drew WilsonSeptember 9, 2015

A wide gulf exists between how black Americans and white Americans think black people are treated by police, according to a poll released Wednesday by a group of African-American lawyers, judges, educators and law students. The National Bar Association poll showed 88 percent of blacks think police treat black people unfairly compared with 59 percent of white Americans […]

Melissa RossJune 9, 2015

An on-air discussion of the McKinney, Texas, viral video making the rounds this week quickly turned into an impassioned debate on criminal justice, with one participant’s calls to confront institutional racism set against another’s plea to evaluate police use-of-force incidents case by case. “We have to look at the institutionalization of racism in America,”  activist Wells […]

Guest AuthorDecember 9, 2014

The recent grand jury cases examining the deaths of African-Americans Michael Brown and Eric Garner exonerated the police officers who killed them and ignited passionate demonstrations and recriminations from civil rights leaders alleging ingrained racism in our criminal justice system. The debate since Brown’s killing in Ferguson, Mo., has centered on the training and behavior […]


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