Tag: Riots

Laborers carry materials to board up windows before the upcoming election

U.S. Cities Scramble to Prepare for Potential Election Day Unrest; First Black Female Director Named for Marvel Movie; and More

Dozens of major U.S. cities boarding up in preparation for potential Election Day unrest. With nearly 100 million ballots already cast for what many are calling the most important election in generations, concern over potential rioting and civic unrest in major cities across the country is also at an all-time…

Coulter, King, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Christine Coulter Apologizes for Wearing Shirt Referencing Rodney King Attack

Philadelphia’s acting police commissioner Christine M. Coulter apologized this week for allegedly unknowingly wearing a Los Angeles Police Department T-shirt that alluded to the 1991 beating of Rodney King. “L.A.P.D. ‘We Treat You Like A King,’” the shirt reads. The photograph of Coulter wearing the shirt is from the ’90s,…

White Privilege on Display in Post-Super Bowl Riots

Following the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl win over the weekend, die-hard fans took to the streets of Philly to celebrate leaving in their path a whirlwind of violence and destruction, as well as a question of racial inequality. Looting, property damage, fires and injuries dominated the riots. Philly.com reported: “Just…

CVS Health Reopens Stores Damaged in Baltimore Riots

CVS Health (one of DiversityInc’s 2015 Top 25 Noteworthy Companies) reopened its two pharmacies damaged in the Baltimore riots last April. The stores, which were closed for 10 months, opened about a week apart from each other, with the first reopening on Feb. 28 and the second not far behind…

Baltimore Police Temper Tantrum Against Citizens Continues

UPDATE: On July 8th, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was fired by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake amid the continued violence and unrest in Baltimore. Police stations in Baltimore will now be open 24/7, according to the Baltimore Sun. The decision is said to be in response to an op-ed piece that appeared…