Tag: police violence
“An innocent man was murdered. He called for help, and he got Ben Darby.”
“There is this real sense that Brown and Black lives, they don’t have the value that they should when Chicago police officers confront our youth.”
None of the officers involved in Garner’s arrest currently face any criminal charges for breaking her arm while she was already in custody.
Mayors and city councils nationwide have also pushed reforms emphasizing accountability and transparency, with many working to create independent oversight commissions.
“Police officers who abuse their positions to exert power over and injure the citizens they are supposed to protect violate our Constitution and erode trust in our public institutions.”
“The officer at that time had the opportunity to deescalate the situation, and he chose to escalate the situation in a manner that resulted in Preston, in my opinion, being assaulted.”
Derek Chauvin was convicted on one count of second degree manslaughter, one count of second degree murder, and one count of third degree murder.
As Martin Luther King Jr. preached, we must reject peace that prioritizes calm over justice — and work toward building a positive peace instead.