So is your block, your school, your neighborhood… your city, state and country.
Public defenders know that the trouble with our justice system extends far beyond abusive policing.
Police must be taught that the power entrusted to them is not theirs to use or abuse as they see fit.
While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.
Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?
From Bill de Blasio to Eric Holder to Barack Obama to #BlackLivesMatter, right-wing pundits are blaming everyone and everything but the obvious.
Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.
We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.