The Impact of Police Violence is Far Reaching and Long Lasting

Last week I, as many others, looked for every update that could be found about Erica Garner. Horrified at the possibility of police violence claiming yet another victim. Hopeful that she would pull through. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. At 27, a woman who had to watch her father get choked to death on TV…

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Excusing the inexcusable: the perpetual violence of law enforcement officers

It just keeps happening. It’s like watching reruns of that same awful ass episode on TV, except while the storyline stays the same, the central characters change. Same story, different day, different family and community destroyed. Each time it happens it’s like another piece of your heart gets ripped out, another part of your soul gets crushed. You…

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Music: Mos Def

Say ho everybody say ho bop po quay yo I said shake your soul like way back in the day yo bop po quay yo everybody say ho Everybody say hooooo hooo Everybody say ho And check it out now Who is cat eating out on the town And make the whole dining room turn…

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the Voluntary MURDER of Oscar Grant

I’m sorry, I’m just DISGUSTED right now. The police officer gets sentenced to involuntary manslaughter for pulling out his gun and shooting a man lying face down on the ground point blank. Don’t tell me this foolishness of mistaken weapon identity. If you can’t tell the difference between the weight and shape of a taser gun…

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