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  • Daum: We're weary of 'being Trayvon'

    In the wake of the media blackout imposed last week by Angela Corey, the newly appointed special prosecutor investigating February's fatal shooting of black Florida teen Trayvon Martin, the media has had no choice but to cover the story surrounding the...
  • Forgotten lessons of '60s urban riots

     Forgotten lessons of '60s urban riots
    Televised scenes of fires and looters ravaging storefront buildings in Ferguson, Mo., brought flashbacks in my memory to other urban riots a half-century ago — and to lessons that Ferguson officials failed to learn. In short, the most critical...
  • The sociology of dead children

    Experts have put urban violence under the microscope. You might call it the sociology of dead kids. There's a lot less here than meets the eye, or so it seemed when I read about a new study by researchers at Yale called "Tragic, but not random: The...
  • Feds should investigate shooting by PBSO deputy

    Feds should investigate shooting by PBSO deputy
    The FBI, which is reportedly investigating whether the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office violated the civil rights of minorities, should expand its inquiry to include the shooting death of Seth Adams by a deputy whose superior had questioned his...
  • Delay of Ezell Ford autopsy report dredges up old fears about LAPD

     Delay of Ezell Ford autopsy report dredges up old fears about LAPD
    A new piece of the puzzle that is the death of Ezell Ford landed this week with the public release of his autopsy report. The coroner's account explains what killed Ford: His body bore three bullet holes — in the arm, side and back, where the...
  • The blame game in the New York cop killings shows a demonization double standard

    The blame game in the New York cop killings shows a demonization double standard
    Going by objective standards of reason and fairness, Al Sharpton is not to blame for the assassination of two New York City cops over the weekend. Nor are New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., President Obama or any of the...
  • In Orange County, another shooting of unarmed man shows need for cameras, accountability

    In Orange County, another shooting of unarmed man shows need for cameras, accountability
    After an Orange County deputy shot and wounded an unarmed man last week, one of my reactions was sympathy ... for the deputy. Perhaps that sounds strange. But if Sgt. Robert McCarthy — a nine-year veteran with a stellar record — did...
  • Cameras put cops and citizens on better behavior

    Cameras put cops and citizens on better behavior
    In one way, the video record of the Thanksgiving Day confrontation between a black pedestrian and a white cop is dismaying — fuel to the fire that is burning nationwide about racial bias in law enforcement. "You were making people nervous,"...
  • How Black Men Are Perceived As Pit Bulls

    How Black Men Are Perceived As Pit Bulls
    We are the pit bull that is seen with wary eyes; if we come too close, then it's goodbye. Regardless of whether we are calm, courteous and nonthreatening in demeanor, we are deemed suspicious and dangerous, which makes it justifiable to put us down with a...
  • After Ferguson, looking back at Baltimore police shooting

    After Ferguson, looking back at Baltimore police shooting
    In light of Ferguson, it strikes me as remarkable that the Hamilton Park case in Baltimore sparked little outrage. Not only was the victim in that case young, black and unarmed, but he was shot in the back by a police officer. Given how people in Missouri...
  • When there's video, you are the witness

    When there's video, you are the witness
    As the tragic chokehold case of Eric Garner illustrates, police body cameras are not the solution to all police brutality complaints. But they can bring a much-needed clarity to what we're arguing about. Unlike the recent death by police shooting of...