Jazz Hayden: If we are going to end the daily slaughter of black youth in this country we are going to have to hold the police civilly and criminally personally liable for all of their actions.
Cheryl Dorsey: I can’t guarantee it, but I can sure say with a level of certainty that if Jody Westby looked like me – black; things would have ended differently and not in a good way.
Cheryl Dorsey: The notion that “hand-hiding” reasonably causes “fear” is ridiculous; that refusing to exit a car justifies the use of a taser, or displaying your driver’s license — for god’s sake — when asked results in your being shot several times.
Kathy Kelly: I noted that drone strikes on October 7, 2014 killed seven people, in Pakistan and that this is the third day in a row of drone attacks in Pakistan’s Waziristan area.
Cheryl Dorsey: As a retired Los Angeles Police Department sergeant, I know the devastation domestic violence can bring to a family.
Frank Fear: The first step is for league authorities and team owners—in all professional leagues—to make social responsibility a priority.
Mike Males and Lizzie Buchen: Given the consequences of marijuana arrest, including fines, jail time, a criminal record, loss of student loans and other federal aid, and court costs, getting arrested for marijuana use may be more harmful than the drug itself — at any age.
Cheryl Dorsey: Ferguson Police Department officers have been wearing “I AM DARREN WILSON” bracelets on duty . Ferguson police officers say, “I AM DARREN WILSON” however, what they mean to say is, “I WILL KILL YOU.”
Kevin Zeese: Someone who will enforce the rule of law, protect the Constitutional rights of americans and investigate the abuse of power by government and big business.
Hector Villagra: We increasingly see its influence in our city streets because billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment has flowed from the federal government to state and local police departments. Departments now use these wartime weapons in everyday policing.
Dick and Sharon: In our second in a series of articles focusing on the impact our criminal justice system is having on the lives of Angelinos, we sit down with Susan Burton, founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, CNN Awardee and herself , formerly incarcerated.
Charles D. Hayes: What is happening when we witness an officer beating on someone who is clearly no longer resisting is that emotion has taken over and the incident is running on instincts being driven by hormones.
Rev. Irene Monroe: Having enslaved parents beat their own children was a prophylactic method to protect children from hasher beatings they would otherwise get from white slavers.