No excuses! This death was inexcuseable!

LAPD Killing of a 14-Year-Old Girl is an Ugly Illustration of America’s Wars Coming Home

The shooting death by Los Angeles Police of 14-year-old Valentina Orellana-Peralta, who died in a changing room of a Burlington Coat Factory store in a North Hollywood mall while with her mother trying on a dress for her coming 15th birthday celebration, is an atrocity beyond comprehension. I don’t care what kinds of excuses are …

We still don’t know the story of what happened and why

9/11: The ‘Day That Changed Everything’

            On the evening of September 10, 2001, New York Police Officer Adam Hernandez was on patrol in his Greenwich Village precinct when he saw a man smashing car windows with a hammer. It was a random act of violence by an apparently mentally unstable person.             Officer Hernandez went …

Persistent breaks for bigots

Lynching Lynchpin Links Racist Impunity From Tulsa To MOVE

Buried inside an embarrassing scandal now broiling Philadelphia, Pa are legacies from America’s despicable era of lynching. The spark for the scandal in Philadelphia is revelations about morbid mistreatment of human remains of Black victims from the horrific 1985 police bombing and burning in Philadelphia of the back-to-nature group MOVE. During the lynching era, many …

Children of color appear to be fair game for too many cops:

No More Police Killings of Kids!

  The latest police murder — and that’s what it was whatever the circumstances — of 16-old foster child Ma’Khia Bryant by a Columbus, Ohio cop, is sickening to watch. No way did that officer,  Nicholas Reardon, have to kill that young teenage girl. Maybe she had a knife, and maybe she was even planning …