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How can anyone push survivors to report to the police this week?

The irony is nauseating. In major media outlets you could find, right next to each other, articles about the grand jury decision not to indict the cop who murdered Eric Garner and Virginia’s plans to push more victims into the criminal justice system. 

The irony is nauseating. In major media outlets you could find, right next to each other, articles about the grand jury decision not to indict the cop who murdered Eric Garner and Virginia’s plans to push more victims into ...

Police officer wearing body camera

This stops today: Seeking strategies to end discriminatory policing

Yesterday I once again stared in rage at my phone as the texts began streaming in: another white cop walks after the extrajudicial killing of a black man. Soon, people would be pouring into the streets, and after that, national conversations about how to prevent this from happening again and again will once again catch fire. But what are our real options for justice?

Yesterday I once again stared in rage at my phone as the texts began streaming in: another white cop walks after the extrajudicial killing of a black man. Soon, people would be pouring into the ...

from the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

A song for today: “We who believe in freedom cannot rest”

On days like today, like last Monday, like September 4th, like July 15th of 2013, May 2nd of 2012, and like many, many more, I reach for Sweet Honey in the Rock‘s “Ella’s Song,” a song composed of legendary civil rights leader Ella Baker‘s own words. “We who believe in freedom cannot rest,” Ella said. “We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes,” Sweet Honey sings.

On days like today, like last Monday, like September 4th, ...

NYPD Tower

In the NYPD’s shadow: Why I was unsurprised by the Eric Garner decision

Of all the feelings inspired by the grand jury decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the murder of Eric Garner, surprise was not one of them. I had held out hope, certainly, that New York City could lead the nation at least allowing Justice to get her foot in the door on this case, but I have lived here too long to think I could expect better than what happened yesterday. 

Of all the feelings inspired by the grand jury decision to not indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the murder of Eric Garner, surprise was not one of them. I had held out hope, certainly, that New York ...

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