“When those folks are on the sidelines when black and brown bodies are being killed in our midst, it leaves a community feeling devalued, like they don’t matter,” said licensed social worker, Habeebah Rasheed Grimes.
Tag: Race & Society
A Maryland police officer who fatally shot a handcuffed man in the front seat of a police cruiser will face a murder charge, the police chief said Tuesday. The County Police Chief has asked the special investigations team to file multiple charges.
For some of the most desperate among us, January has become very dark, indeed. Three years ago Monday, the president issued his original, odious, Muslim ban, a year ago Wednesday, the similarly cruel “Remain in Mexico” policy.
From December 2019, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees organized the first Global Refugee Forum. The Forum came exactly a year after the U.N. General Assembly affirmed the Global Compact on Refugees.
What will the upcoming year bring in world affairs? A presidential election looms in America; the wave of leaderless protests from Chile to Lebanon is rolling on; China’s rising belligerence is being felt on the streets of Hong Kong and more.
The 2019 annual report of the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) paints a picture of US capital punishment withering on the vine yet continuing to display shocking flaws and injustices.
Recent high-profile deaths of Indigenous people in police custody show a lack of meaningful progress despite over 25 years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody says a Griffith University law professor.
A sold-out crowd at Rattlesticks Theater heard readings from the book “I Am Troy Davis,” which features the stories of dozens of people whose lives have been cruelly affected by the state and its racist criminal injustice system.