NYPD has made a grave mistake and it seem they know it this time. On Tuesday, one of their officers fataly shot a 66-year-old African American woman who was yielding a bat. When attacked with the bat, Officer Hugh Barry chose to shoot her with his gun instead of using his taser. The shooting took place outside her home in Bronx, NY on Tuesday. Officer Barry has been a policeman for 8 years until yesterday when he was stripped of his badge. Deborah Danner had a history of crazy behavior and had several other incidents in which she had to be detained by police. The President of the Bronx Borough has stated,
It is fair to say justice was served in Apperson’s case, but is it safe to say the same for Zimmerman. NO! The message that the justice system is perpetuating is that crime is illusive. These definitions are becoming too situational, too flexible. To me, attempted murder is exactly that, the attempt to kill someone. So why isn’t Zimmerman in jail for actually killing a 17-year-old Black boy??
Yes, Black-On-Black crime/murder does still exist. (B-O-B)However, this is not that movement. All concerned feel free to start that movement. Perhaps we can move through the bilateral chaos at the same time.
Police vs. Black Men is a new dilemma here in America. The headline in NYC tomorrow will read, “White cop kills Black unarmed man in chokehold and goes free.”
In honor of Black History Month, I figured it would be fitting to address an issue that has truly never been resolved and unfortunately may never find a solution; injustice. I think it’s safe to say that conditions have improved through the course of time for people of color and the bias and prejudice attitudes […]
Now I know many of you probably can’t wait to see the pending celebrity throw down between George Zimmerman, the man acquitted for killing an unarmed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin, and troubled rapper DMX. First off, I’m disturbed that Zimmerman has been deemed a celebrity and to me is exploiting his acquittal. Second, while I […]