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‘What the Hell Is This?’ Officer in Viral Subway Video Didn’t Know He Had Gone Viral - The New York Times
The video was not the first time Officer Ali had gotten noticed online. He had achieved a small measure of attention after Customs and Border Protection detained him at Kennedy Airport in the early months of the Trump administration, even though he was a citizen, a New York police officer and a combat veteran who had spent two years in Kuwait.
Video  sociology  Social  Media  ferguson 
11 weeks ago by oripsolob
Listening To Broward County's Silenced Students | HuffPost
The process of removing students of color from school for minor classroom disturbances is called the school-to-prison pipeline. Expelled or pushed into juvenile detention centers and jail cells, these young people often have their lives derailed by harsh disciplinary measures.

While Black students made up only 40 percent of district enrollment, they comprised almost 70 percent of out-of-school suspensions. Black students were three times more likely to experience out-of-school suspensions than their White counterparts.
prisons  sociology  ferguson 
february 2018 by oripsolob
Mavis Staples – Tickets – The Vic Theatre – Jam Productions – Chicago, IL – February 3rd, 2018 | Vic Theatre
MAVIS STAPLES RECALLS CROSSING INTO ARKANSAS AROUND 1:00 AM IN NOVEMBER 1964 WHEN WEST MEMPHIS POLICE PULLED OVER HER FAMILY'S CADILLAC, ORDERING THEM OUT OF THE CAR WITH SHOTGUNS AND DOGS. BEFORE THINGS HAD GONE BADLY WRONG, SHE HAD BEEN DRIVING FOR SOME TWO HUNDRED MILES WHEN THEY STOPPED FOR GAS, WITH POPS AND SISTER CLEOTHA ALONG FOR THE RIDE, AND HER BROTHER PERVIS ASLEEP UNDER THE FAMILY'S COATS IN THE BACK SEAT.
Music  history  bands  race  inequalities  ferguson 
february 2018 by oripsolob
Where I’m From and Where I’m Going: Highlights from NCSS - The Alternate Route
“Don’t Be a Sheep: Media in the Age of Ferguson,” was an intriguing title for a session and proved to be well worth it. Teacher Spiro Bolos of New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL recounted his experience photographing events happening in and around Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury announced it would not indict the officer who shot Michael Brown in 2014. Spiros developed a lesson to look at this event through the lens of digital media in order to help our students ask critical questions when reading images and other digital media.
NCSS  ferguson  presentation  Media  literacy 
december 2017 by oripsolob
The Traffic Stop
On July 6, 2016, Philando Castile was pulled over by Officer Jeronimo Yanez for a broken brake light. 74 seconds later, Yanez fired seven shots. Winner of the TC/RHDF 2017 Best Documentary: Gold Award.

How did a routine traffic stop turn fatal in less than two minutes? We break down what happened that night, second by second.
radio  NPR  race  inequalities  constitution  ferguson 
november 2017 by oripsolob
I Can't Breathe - On The Media - WNYC
"Ultimately it's a story about segregation."

Would Eric Garner be alive today if those condominiums had not been built?
In a lot of these communities, Broken Window Theory is just another version of Jim Crow -- keeping black people out of white neighborhoods.
race  inequalities  NPR  Podcast  radio  sociology  history  ferguson 
october 2017 by oripsolob
This video about 43 missing Mexican students shows the power of art as protest - Vox
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"On September 26, a group of 43 student protesters went missing in Iguala, Mexico. It is believed that the students, who were studying at the Ayotzinapa teacher's college, were detained by police and then handed over to members of a local drug cartel, who murdered them — possibly at the behest of the local mayor or his wife, who are now both on the run."
education  Video  ferguson 
october 2017 by oripsolob
More than 80 arrested after protest violence downtown; 'Police owned tonight,' chief says | Political Fix | stltoday.com
Shortly after the arrests, at Tucker Boulevard and Washington Avenue, police officers were heard by reporters chanting "Whose streets? Our streets," commandeering a common refrain used by protesters.
ferguson  race 
september 2017 by oripsolob
Michael Brown memorial to be replaced with plaque | Law and order | stltoday.com
In an interview after the news conference, Bell said the new memorial along Canfield will include the figure of a dove, and that Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, had been involved with the planning. The metallic dove and the plaque will be embedded in the sidewalk
ferguson  photos 
august 2017 by oripsolob
Danziger Bridge officers sentenced: 7 to 12 years for shooters, cop in cover-up gets 3 | NOLA.com
Four former New Orleans police officers were sentenced Wednesday (April 20) to prison terms of 7 to 12 years for the brutal shootings of six unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge days after Hurricane Katrina, closing the gravest case of police brutality in the storm's aftermath.

A fifth former officer was sentenced to three years for his role in a subsequent cover-up of the Sept. 4, 2005, incident. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt sentenced the five men in federal court, moments after they admitted guilt as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors that was endorsed by the victims' families.

"Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I finally got what I wanted: Someone confessed, 'I did it,'" said Sherrell Johnson, whose 17-year-old son James Brissette was killed in the bridge shootings.
race  inequalities  ferguson  sociology  prisons 
december 2016 by oripsolob
Taking a stand in Baton Rouge | The Wider Image | Reuters
"I knew it was a good frame and it was something that would tell a story," Bachman said about the moment he captured the image of Ieshia Evans, a nurse from Pennsylvania, before she was arrested. A Sheriff's Office jail log showed a 35-year-old woman with that name was booked on a charge of simple obstruction of a highway and had been released from custody.
race  ferguson  inequalities  sociology  photo  photos  photography  history 
july 2016 by oripsolob
Alton Sterling was shot and killed by Baton Rouge police officers. Here’s what we know. - Vox
An analysis of the available FBI data by Vox’s Dara Lind shows that US police kill black people at disproportionate rates: They accounted for 31 percent of police shooting victims in 2012, even though they made up just 13 percent of the US population. Although the data is incomplete, since it’s based on voluntary reports from police agencies around the country, it highlights the vast disparities in how police use force.

Police only have to reasonably perceive a threat to justify shooting

Legally, what most matters in these shootings is whether police officers reasonably believed that their lives were in danger, not whether the shooting victim actually posed a threat.

In the 1980s, a pair of Supreme Court decisions — Tennessee v. Garner and Graham v. Connor — set up a framework for determining when deadly force by cops is reasonable.

Constitutionally, "police officers are allowed to shoot under two circumstances," David Klinger, a University of Missouri St. Louis professor who studies use of force, told Vox’s Dara Lind. The first circumstance is "to protect their life or the life of another innocent party" — what departments call the "defense-of-life" standard. The second circumstance is to prevent a suspect from escaping, but only if the officer has probable cause to think the suspect poses a dangerous threat to others.
race  inequalities  ferguson  sociology  constitution 
july 2016 by oripsolob
"Eighty Years Of Fergusons"
Jerome Smith, a field secretary for the Congress of Racial Equality, said that “unless the white man had something to fear — loss of life or his money — he was not going to give up anything,” according to historian Diane McWhorter.
ferguson  race  history  ais  inequalities 
december 2014 by oripsolob
MLK: A riot is the language of the unheard - CBS News
I contend that the cry of "black power" is, at bottom, a reaction to the reluctance of white power to make the kind of changes necessary to make justice a reality for the Negro. I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard.
ferguson  ais  race  inequalities 
december 2014 by oripsolob

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