The names of black men and boys killed during encounters with, or in the custody of, police--Earl Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Tamir Rice--are permanently enshrined on tee-shirts, posters, and book covers, but seldom do we remember the names of officers responsible for their deaths. What happens to these officers, I wondered, once the… Continue reading 16 Dead: Who’s accountable?
This post is a revised version of my Commentary on this week's OneMother'sVoice podcast. "Power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord John-Dalberg Acton, 19th century British politician Before commenting on President Trump's remarks yesterday to an audience of local, state, and federal law enforcement in Long Island, NY, in the interests of full disclosure, I… Continue reading Trump remarks before law enforcement: dangerous and counterproductive