Category Archives: police

Amid Protests, Majorities Across Racial and Ethnic Groups Express Support for the Black Lives Matter Movement

 KIM PARKER, JULIANA MENASCE HOROWITZ AND MONICA ANDERSON As demonstrations continue to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in Minneapolis police custody, Americans see the protests both as a reaction to Floyd’s death and an expression of frustration over longstanding … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Death, George Floyd, government, Pew Research, police, Rule of Law, White Supremacists

Artificial Intelligence could help root out bad cops—if only the police allowed it

Axel Pasternack in Skeptic – As someone who has seen a lot of awful, often fatal police encounters, Rick Smith has a few ideas for how to fix American law enforcement. In the past decade, those ideas have turned his … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Controversial, police

President Trump Has A Long History of Language That Incites and Demonizes

Peter Baker of the New York Times – President Trump has seized on the response in the streets to police brutality against Black men and women to bolster his re-election campaign, employing provocative and sometimes incendiary language and images to … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, African-American, Donald Trump, Ego, New York Times, police

Leaked: New Footage Of George Floyd Murder Filmed By Police Body Cam

John Hanson in the Political Insider – Friends of Floyd say having a gun pointed at his head was emotionally disturbing because he had a gun aimed at him in the past The UK Daily Mail has published leaked footage … Continue reading

Posted in African-American, Controversial, Death, police, Racism, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

Viral Video Seemed to Show BLM Storming a Church. The Real Story is Much Darker

Anne Helen Petersen of BuzzFeed – “What people need to know is we’re not protesting churches. We’re protesting this church.” The clip that was posted to Twitter — and subsequently viewed over 1.2 million times — purports to show protesters invading a church, … Continue reading

Posted in anger, Controversial, Discrimination, police, Racism, Religion, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, Washington Post