The recent campus mobilization at Yale is only the latest student effort to organize around and impact the safety of local residents.
Johannes Mehserle’s sentence for killing Oscar Grant has been decried as less than Michael Vick was given for killing dogs.
Five years ago next week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the body of Henry Glover was found burned in a charred sedan overlooking the Mississippi River in New Orleans. The case was mysterious from the start, but it wasn’t until A.C. Thompson’s 2009 article for The Nation that a real investigation began.
In the anarchic days after Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans police department were responsible for much of the deadly violence.
If a federal investigation’s good enough for New Orleans, how about Oakland too?
Justice may finally be imaginable for Edna Glover and her family. The charred remains of her son Henry were discovered in the burnt hulk of a car on a levee overlooking the Mississippi River a week after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. But she’d never gotten any answers.