The state law governing police use of force hasn’t been amended since it was enacted — in 1872.
We have to face that when the U.S. acts as self-appointed “global policeman,” what it does to poor nations resembles what those two officers did to Alton Sterling. We must temper selfish and unreasonable fears for our own safety with the knowledge that others also want safe and stable lives....
“As long as the powers that be are in control, the oppression isn’t going to go anywhere. It’s really going to take people to unite worldwide, not just in America, not just in St. Louis, not just in one particular city or state. It’s gonna have to be people identifying...
After a year in which police shootings dominated the news, a movement has grown to dismantle racial disparities in the criminal justice system and particularly police use of force.
The chief has done something in Richmond that he believes is not done enough in other departments: He's been willing to second-guess the deadly force used by cops.
We keep applying the language and framework of accountability, diversity and sensitivity to an issue of oppression.
We may not have control of a justice system that suppresses the people it’s supposed to protect, but we have each other.
Justice was not served to McMillan – but it wasn't served to the Occupy Wall Street protesters, either, nor to victims of police brutality at large, or, you know, to the millions of Americans who remain victims of Wall Street's corrupt practices.