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Express Tribunes Blog Ferguson

My take at The Express Tribune, “Ferguson:  Was it only about being black?

“The world has rallied around Ferguson after a grand jury refused to indict an officer for killing Michael Brown. Add the deaths of Eric Garner and Tamir Rice, revisit past cases of police brutality such as Abner Louima (1997) and Amadou Diallo (1999), and what’s the result?…more

“Today is the worst day of my life.” – 13 yr. old Jaden Ramos

Jaden Ramos mourns his father 12/21/2014

RIP:  NYPD Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

More:  Washington Post Wins Pulitzer for Reporting on Police Violence
David Brooks – NY Times – “Less aggressive policing means more crime. After the release of the horrific Laquan McDonald video — which showed a Chicago cop killing him in cold blood — there was a 69 percent drop in the nonfatal shooting arrest rate and a 48 percent drop in the homicide arrest rate. In the meantime, according to an analysis by Rob Arthur and Jeff Asher of FiveThirtyEight, nonfatal shootings rose by 73 percent and homicides rose by 48 percent.”

End Police Brutality

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Written by Caleb Powell

December 22, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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