30 May, 2024

Please Don’t Show me the Picture of the Boy Hugging the Police Officer

There’s a photo that’s gone viral of a young boy hugging a police offer at a Ferguson protest in Portland. The Oregonian dubbed it “The Hug Heard Round the World”. Others, including myself, are not so impressed. Exploring the context behind the picture, its not as sweet as some would like to believe. The 11 […]

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Marissa Alexander Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges

By Jackie Smith The Jacksonville mother who fired a gun toward her husband is back in jail.  Marissa Alexander pleaded guilty Monday to three felony counts of assault. Bruce Zimet, her attorney, said, “Ultimately, that was her choice.  Choose between 65 days in the county jail or 60 years mandatory minimum in a Florida state […]

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NAACP call for federal investigation of Darrien Hunt shooting death

The Salt Lake branch of the NAACP is calling for the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting death of Darrien Hunt by two Saratoga Springs police officers. The announcement comes one week after Utah County Attorney Jeffrey Buhman ruled that Saratoga Springs Police Cpl. Matt Schauerhamer and officer Nicholas Judson […]

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Reaction to Barneys Arrests, Racism and Classism Collide

  This week 19 year old Trayon Christian filed a discrimination lawsuit against the retail giant Barneys. Christian, who is Black, claimed undercover cops working inside Barneys followed him into the streets and accused him of credit card fraud after purchasing a $349 Ferragamo belt. Two male NYPD detectives stopped Christian saying his card had […]

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