LAPD officer Eden Medina killed Omar Gonzalez and Jesse Romero less than two weeks apart this summer. A new Los Angeles Times article tries to answer why Medina was back on the job so soon after the first shooting.
Yafeuh Balogun, a member of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, criticized Dallas officials for incubating the environment of injustice in which Micha Xavier Johnson allegedly shot and killed five police officers.
Police Chief David Brown on alleged suspect Micah Xavier Johnson: “We won’t militarize our policing standards, but … we are not gonna let a coward who would ambush police officers change our democracy.”
Karime Alvarado, a 16-year-old organizer at the school where authorities mistook Ahmed Mohamed’s clock for a bomb, speaks with Colorlines about their town’s surprising diversity, challenging school officials and what youth activists should do next.
This year and next we will celebrate the anniversaries of major racial justice victories like the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. In this plenary, big thinkers will reflect on trends and strategies for the next half century.