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Police Shootings Won’t Stop Unless We Also Stop Shaking Down Black People

From the article: When incidents of police violence come to light, the usual defense is that we should not tarnish all the good cops just because of "a few bad apples." No one can argue with that. But what is usually implied in that phrase is that the "bad" officers' intentions are malevolent—that they are morally corrupt and racist. And that may be true, but they are also bad in the job-performance sense. These men are crummy cops, sometimes profoundly so.

Starhawk: Fifty Shades of Racism 

Racism is structural, not just personal.  It’s embedded in the very fabric of our society, with deep roots in history.  Prejudice is Darren Wilson shooting Mike Brown in Ferguson and leaving him on the sidewalk to die. Racism is that he gets away with it, unindicted. By Starhawk  Starhawk.org  July 14, 2015 The Inuit, I’ve heard, More

Raw Story: There’s a very good reason why black people despise mainstream media

  According to a new study by Media Matters for America done in partnership with Color of Change, four New York City television stations consistently reported crimes by black people at a higher rate than their arrest rates. TERRELL JERMAINE STARR   ALTERNET  RawStory.com  March 28, 2015 Skeptical black man (Shutterstock) There is a reason why More

KU Journalism Major Shreds “Case” Against Mike Brown

The police department that Officer Wilson worked for prior to coming to Ferguson was disbanded after multiple instances of racial profiling.” POSTED BY MICHAEL SHATZ   KANSAS  NOVEMBER 29, 2014 Shelby Lawson is a student at the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Lawson posted the following to her Facebook page:  More

Marjorie Cohn: Prosecutor Manipulates Grand Jury Process to Shield Officer

 You know the fix is in when a suspect who shot an unarmed man voluntarily provides four hours of un-cross examined testimony to a grand jury without taking the Fifth. By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout .org | News Analysis   Police line up in the street outside the police department in Ferguson, Mo., Nov. 25, 2014. Police More

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