Whether or not you’re in the loop on what’s going on, you’ve surely seen the memes on social media poking fun at Nike and Colin Kaepernick.
What’s going on is that Kaepernick recently signed a multi-year contract with Nike, highlighting his act of kneeling during the National Anthem beginning in 2016. The ad reads...Read More
“Do Not Resist,” an independent film about police militarization, aired on PBS on Monday, February 12, 2018.
While the film focused on the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO in 2014, it also covered various law enforcement agencies across the nation that were receiving military equipment from the...Read More
There are some people out there who think that those of us who support campaigns and groups like “Support Your Local Police,” “The Thin Blue Line,” and “Back the Blue” are willing to back up officers no matter what they do.
This is not the case. We support our officers against the hatred and unjust...Read More
If you Google “how many people were shot by police officers in 2017”, the first story that pops up is one posted be The Root, an African-American run “news” web site. I put quotation marks around news because their stories, while they appear to report facts, are heavily interwoven with opinions and a Black Lives Matter...Read More
Fifth graders in Baltimore may be the ticket to solving police brutality.
According to TheRealNews.com, a class of fifth graders has completed a “comprehensive research project on the unconstitutional and racist tactics used by Baltimore’s police department” and will be using their findings to come up with their own...Read More
In an article posted on The Real News Network, reporter Sharmini Peries interviews Stephanie Llanes, a lawyer for the Center for Constitutional Rights about documents obtained from the FBI showing that they have been spying on Black Lives Matter.
Llanes explains that the FBI is claiming that BLM has a tendency to be violent. She claims...Read More
In an opinion piece written for the Sacramento Bee, writer Marcos Brenton brings to our attention that the law is written in favor of police, yet often hurts them rather than helps them.
The law he is referencing is the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act of 1976. He writes:
Scheduled to air nation-wide on HBO Nov.20 is the documentary “Baltimore Rising”. Directed by “The Wire” actress Sonja Sohn, the story focuses on the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray. The trailor highlights the changes within the police force, the failure of the media to accurately cover the problems in the black...Read More
According to The Root, new studies are showing that police violence is not being deterred by the wearing of body cams. These studies – conducted by the NPR and Lab @ DC – looked at police within the D.C. metro for a year, and found that there were no statistical behavor changes that could be attributed to the wearing of body...Read More
We’ve seen it before and we’ll see it again – any time a gun-related crisis takes places, anything and everything that has to do with guns becomes taboo.
Right after the Las Vegas shooting took place, the “suppressor” bill that was scheduled to be voted on in the House was put on hold.
Now, the Lake...Read More