For The Root Wednesday I wrote a response to the non-indictment of an NYPD officer on charges of killing Eric Garner. Garner was unarmed when Officer Daniel Pantaleo held him in an illegal chokehold. While I wasn’t surprised by the Grand Jury’s ruling I was really disappointed. Continue reading
Wrote a piece this morning for ATTN about how government officials mismanaged the Grand Jury announcement in Ferguson. Check it out … Continue reading
Last night I went on PBS NewsHour to talk to Gwen Ifill about Ferguson and the upcoming grand jury ruling. Check it out. SELF CORRECTION: I misspoke saying Brown was shot in the back. I was thinking unarmed which I said the third time I mentioned it. The human brain is weird.
For ATTN I wrote a piece about my feelings ahead of the grand jury ruling on the shooting death of teen Mike Brown at the hands of Officer Darren Wilson. A native of the area (I grew up in neighboring Florissant, Mo.), I’m fairly cynical about the process, but I’m not cynical about the young people who’ve been moved to protest. Continue reading