Cheryl Dorsey: So why then was Horne fired? My guess it’s because she did not have her cart hitched to the right horse.
David Love: America, something has happened here, and you should take note: The movement against police abuse has made it to the Capitol steps.
Jasmyne Cannick: While it’s nice to see so many white people genuinely concerned with the plight of Black people, their white privilege could better serve the same Black people that they care about behind closed doors when they’re at work.
Peter Dreier: There is widespread anger around the country about the racial and class injustices. The struggle to reform our criminal justice system is just one aspect of this growing progressive movement.
Jonathan Simon: America’s war on crime has made local police forces the front-line troops of a relentless campaign to clear urban areas of those perceived to be a threat to public safety.
Mark Naison: This smothering, stifling police presence is THEIR REALITY, something they deeply resent not only for the fear it inspires, but for the message it sends about what the rest of the city and the rest of the nation thinks of them
Cheryl Dorsey: There was no such indignation or outrage as uniformed police officers paraded around the streets of Missouri wearing those “I Am Darren Wilson” wristbands.
This week’s discussion will center on what good can come out of this tragedy — and how this long series of mostly young, unarmed black and brown men and boys can be stopped.
Bruce Reilly: Every indicted person in St. Louis county should file a motion to dismiss their charges, citing “Equal Protection,” because they want the same grand jury treatment that Darren Wilson received from McCulloch.
Tom Hall: New England Compounding Center took advantage of deregulation to eliminate costs for safety measures. And “customers” died, killed by the contaminated drugs produced in the newly deregulated factories.
Joseph Palermo: So that’s what our political discourse has sunk to? Discredited figures like Brownie are on TV jockeying for partisan gain, milking a national tragedy that is probably going to change forever the ecosystem of the Gulf Coast? Brownie uses a catastrophe that threatens many of the nation’s most important waterways and will probably be a grave setback to any national economic recovery to score pitiful political points against the Democrats? Who are these people?