Death in Police Custody

“I can’t breathe,” says a Las Vegas man pinned down by officers

You would think that any police officer who has heard about the firing of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo last month in the wake of the 2014 chokehold death of 43-year old Eric Garner would practice the utmost restraint when holding down a man who repeatedly says, "I can't breathe." These words (uttered by Garner) became… Continue reading “I can’t breathe,” says a Las Vegas man pinned down by officers

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Podcast

“One Mother’s Voice” podcast returns this week

This week One Mother's Voice: In the Name of Justice podcast (Spreaker.com) will return--after a year-long hiatus--with our 53rd episode. OMV is dedicated to families with loved ones in jail or prison and those currently or formerly incarcerated. As the mother of a formerly incarcerated son, who died in a New York State prison in… Continue reading “One Mother’s Voice” podcast returns this week

Keeping Up

On Top of It: News about Ferguson, MO, Meek Mill, and Police Violence

The Struggle Continues... Activism is alive and well in Ferguson, Missouri! Context Media founder, Torraine Walker, is showcasing an excerpt from his YouTube documentary, "Five Years Later: Mike Brown and Ferguson Now." Walker's minimalist style--sans music, sans video footage, sans political or social commentators--presents mostly local black activists speaking bluntly and fervently about their frustrations… Continue reading On Top of It: News about Ferguson, MO, Meek Mill, and Police Violence