Protestors say Ohio has its own examples of police force that ended in the deaths of young black people.
The Justice Department will conduct a federal investigation into the chokehold death of an unarmed black man after a grand jury in New York City declined to indict the white police officer who applied the move, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
Citing "centuries of racism that have brought us to this day," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the fact that protesters have rallied around the statement "Black lives matter" reflects a sad situation, that such an idea needs to be both stated and repeated.
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Breaking: Ferguson Activists Meet with President Obama to Demand an End to Police Brutality Nationwide
Today President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder met with seven Black and Latino organizers – from Ferguson, Mo.; Columbus, Ohio; Miami, Florida; and New York City – who have been leading some of the ongoing actions to disrupt a status quo that is intolerable.
Dear Mr. President, I write this letter with high hopes that it reaches you with a sober heart and a pair of open ears...
Four years ago, my son Kenneth – an Iraq war veteran and father to a 4-year-old son – was shot to death by a police officer in a 7-Eleven parking lot. A judge later ruled that my son posed no threat to anyone – but the officer who killed my son has never been charged and still works for the Albuquerque Police department.
Within the criminal justice system, we must continue to challenge individual and institutional racial bias. Already, organizers and advocates are working to transform this system, organizing to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, demand greater transparency and accountability of police departments, or to decrease “shooter bias” in police officers. We need to support this work.
Today, a St. Louis Grand Jury refused to indict Mike Brown's killer — Police Officer Darren Wilson...Now his killer may never be held accountable — unless President Obama and US Attorney General Holder take action.
Last night it was announced that the grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown...The role of philanthropy as committed partners remains critical, as we all understand the need to build just and vibrant cities, and inclusive democracies.