Two Stories of Deadly Force

Sometimes the use of deadly force is necessary to quell an imminent threat. Other times an officer must take a more nuanced approach to the situation. Too often we hear of officers jumping to the former. Some people will say the distinction is not that easy. Try watching your people be systematically exterminated, then you…

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Injustice Anywhere is an Injustice Anywhere

Written by guest blogger: Danny “DC” Cochran “Injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As a young, black male I am troubled. I realize that no matter how many levels of academic degrees or publishing opportunities I gain, I always find myself being reminded that race matters and that being…

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Trayvon Martin Discussion Part 1 – The DOJ

This discussion is one part of a series of discussions continuously occurring with my college brothers. Please enjoy the discussion and add your comments.   Solstar: Did you hear that the DOJ is supposedly backing off the Trayvon Martin case because the White House feels it’s a local case that should be handled locally? Clarence:…

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Police Brutality

My wife is a lawyer and my brother is a police officer.  I have great respect for individuals in law enforcement and those that interpret the law.  Words cannot express the disappointment and outrage that I feel when watching this brother being beaten.  Watch for yourself.

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