Tag: Police Brutality

The Path to the Boiling Point

By Julissa Catalan The deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown have finally focused nationwide attention on a long-standing issue in our countryBlacks are disproportionately targeted as criminals by law enforcement. While we are making progress in the media to cover these storiesand society is taking a stand with mass…

'Sea of People' Take to City Streets Because #BlackLivesMatter

By Chris Hoenig New York’s Fifth Avenue was shut down Saturday by more than 25,000 marchers—the largest demonstration yet—in just one of many protests nationwide against the killing of unarmed Black people in America. The sea of protesters stretched for more than a mile on one of the Big Apple’s…

It's Time to Revolutionize Race Relations

By Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images With the entire country seeing demonstrations following the Ferguson decision, I’ve had colleagues and business partners ask me my thoughts not from my perspective as the Chairman and CEO of a $55 billion organization but as a…

Can You Trust Local Law Enforcement

By Chris Hoenig Do you think your local law-enforcement agency treats Black people fairly Your answer to that question likely depends on your race. A new NBC News/Marist poll found that racial divisions run deep when it comes to the views and trust of local law enforcement. In fact, amongst…

Inside the Ferguson Protests

By Chris Hoenig Monday night’s protests were unlike any Ferguson had seen in the weeks following Michael Brown’s death, according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. “What I’ve seen tonight is probably much worse than the worst night we had in August,” he said. Protesters took to the…

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Ferguson Killer Cop

A St. Louis County grand jury has declined to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown. Prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch spent several minutes citing inconsistencies in the testimony of some of the 60 witnesses that testified during 70 hours of…

VIDEO: Darren Wilson Tells Man 'I'm Gonna Lock Your Ass Up'

By Albert Lin As Officer Darren Wilson awaits a decision on whether a grand jury will indict him in the shooting death of Michael Brown, a disconcerting video of Wilson on the job has been released. On Oct. 28, 2013, Wilson conducted a follow-up investigation, at the request of the…