Category: police shootings
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The verdict is in. Derek Chavin is guilty on all counts.
What does this mean? Justice was served in this case. Justice prevailed. But the justice we need is bigger than the verdict of this one case. Hopefully, this case will set a precedent for the verdicts to come for the many other victims of unjust police killings. We thank the jury for bravely doing the right thing. Our heart is with George Floyd’s family who has endured the devastation of his death.
In too many instances,...
at Tuesday, April 20, 2021
I write this letter today because I am both exhausted and frustrated. I can only imagine what Dr. King was feeling when he wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. I'm angry at a nation that I love but doesn’t seem to love me back. Recently, we got a first-hand look at the two justice systems that exist in our America – one for Blacks and one for Whites.
Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city with a Black population of 11.46%, was the site of a recent police shooting of a Black man....
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Terri Lee Freeman
Something is drastically wrong in America. It was earlier this summer when we thought we had seen the worst of the assaults on African-American men by police and the justice system. But, in the words of Yogi Berra, "it's deja vu all over again." Yesterday morning, September 20, we woke up to reports of Terrence Crutcher, an unarmed African-American man, being shot and killed in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The helicopter pilot...
at Wednesday, September 21, 2016