Racial profiling in law enforcement is a deep-rooted issue with far-reaching ramifications; voice your take on 'broken-windows' policing and controversies surrounding race and crime.
Anti-Asian Violence, Racism, and Xenophobia after COVID-19 – Part–1:
November 2021 has been a fierce month for Asian American citizens and Asian immigrants in the United States (US). There has been a recurring series of violent, xenophobic, and racist attacks against people of Asian descent in the US appearing in the international news cycle.
I wrote a paper on white privilege and it’s correlations with police brutality in college. Here’s that paper.
May 1 2018 The Correlation Between the Prevalence of White Privilege and Police Brutality in The United States of America.
The Murder of Yoshi Hattori, Killed While Looking for a Halloween Party
Let’s start with a little bit about who Yoshihiro Hattori was. He was born in Nagoya, Japan, which for reference is about 4 and a half hours away from Tokyo, to his mother Mieko and his father Masaichi — and I want to bring them up now because they play a big part in this story.
Botched No-Knock Warrant Ends in Death of 92-Year-Old Woman
Little is known about the life of 92-year-old Ms. Kathryn Johnston prior to 2006, though on November 21 of the year, she lived alone in her home on Neal Street in Atlanta, Georgia, when undercover police officers barged inside, pumping more than 39 rounds into her home, six hitting Ms. Johnston, after executing a no-knock warrant.
Therapist Shot by Police as he Assisted Autistic Patient
Charles Kinsey was shot in the leg by a police officer in Miami, Florida, on July 18, 2016, as the man attempted to bring an autistic patient named Arnaldo Rios Soto back to the group home where he had just run away from. Kinsey worked at the group home.
The State of Missouri Just Murdered A Disabled Black Man
On October 5th, 2021, a 61-year-old mentally disabled man named Ernest Lee Johnson was executed. He was convicted of killing three people during a 1994 convenience store robbery in Columbia, Missouri, after which he was placed in a Bonne Terre prison.
What Really Happened to Sandra Bland?
Sandra Bland spoke out against civil rights in the final years of her life, never missing an opportunity to spread the word about racial injustice and police brutality. Four years after her 2016 death, Bland continued talking when videos of the traffic stop that ultimately led to her death came to light in 2019.
Hanging of the Dakota 38
“We have waited a long time. The money is ours, but we cannot get it. We have no food, but here are these stores, filled with food. We ask that you, the agent, make some arrangement by which we can get food from the stores, or else we may take our own way to keep ourselves from starving. When men are hungry they help themselves” ~ Taoyateduta (Little Crow), 1862
The Gabby Petito Case Sheds Light On Racism Within The Media: Here’s Why
It's not just true crime fans who have been following the missing persons (and now officially homicide) case of 22-year-old Gabby Petito. Gabby and her fiance departed for a cross country road trip in a van they outfitted to function as their accommodations.
The Case of the Misidentified Peppermint Candy
George Pringle left a Staten Island barbershop fresh to death after his haircut, ready to show off his new style to family and friends. Before arriving home, NYPD officers pulled Pringle over on suspicions that he was selling loose cigarettes, AKA “Driving While Black in America.” The substance abuse counselor was no criminal and knew the incident would soon be over so he could go home to show off his new cut.
A Story About Lena Baker #HerStory
This is the story of Lena Baker. An African American maid who was convicted of murdering Ernest Knight, a Caucasian man in an act of self defense which lead her to her execution. This is her story.
The Killing of Atatiana Jefferson
Atatiana Jefferson moved into the home at 1203 East Allen Avenue in Fort Worth, Texas, to assist her ailing mother and help care for her 8-year-old nephew Zion. She'd been doing just that during the early morning hours of Saturday, October 12, 2019, playing Call of Duty with her nephew.