Monday, May 23, 2022

Police

Tennessee State Rep. Antonio Parkinson (D-Memphis) recalled the grim day that he witnessed violence outside of his apartment as a 4-year-old growing up in Los Angeles. “I remember seeing a man lying outside on the steps, and he was bleeding...
Jennifer Cobbina, Michigan State University High-profile cases of officer brutality against black citizens in recent years have caused Americans to question the racial makeup of their police departments. Many advocates believe that diversifying these forces will help reduce police violence against...
By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press The first black woman named to lead Philadelphia's troubled police department pledged to be a "conduit" between the community and police and to address the racist and sexist tensions dividing the force. Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwl4St9Nj6Q By TOM HAYS and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of the black...
By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police enforced a tense calm on Thursday in a Memphis neighborhood where 25 officers were injured by a rock-throwing crowd following a black man's shooting death by U.S. marshals on a fugitive...
Although the heinous 2016 police shooting only garnered marginal national attention, eight judges refused to try the case. The trial venue was changed from a majority-black city to a rural, mostly white county…in Alabama. The defendant was a white...
Using a Facebook post headlined "KEEPING YOU INFORMED," the Memphis Police Department has announced that an officer who shot and wounded a driver last year has resigned, and three others have been given unpaid suspensions. According to MPD, 26-year-old Jamarcus Jeames...
Implicit bias toward black men by police is nothing new, and it is not limited to white officers. Black officers can also have implicit bias toward black men because in the case of police forces, that implicit bias is...
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Monday that Durham, North Carolina Police Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis is his pick to become the next leader of the Memphis Police Department. If approved by the Memphis City Council, Davis would be the first...
“Good Blue & You” interviews began in June of 2014. I created the column because of a breakdown in community and police relations. Brought to a roundtable discussion by Melissa Monie, formerly of The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, I...