State senator-elect Art Haywood says his first action after he is sworn in to the Pennsylvania Senate on January 6th will be to introduce a bill that requires the state attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor whenever a suspect is killed by police.
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says the Brown and Garner deaths, each at the hands of white police officers, have created a volatile situation in our nation.
Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police “hatemongers.”
“The poll indicates a strong sense of distrust for the entire justice process among black Americans, not only for the police but for the actions of courts and prosecutors as well,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
The racial divide in opinions over the police shootings of unarmed black men is playing out as tension among friends both in person and on social media, especially during holiday socializing.
In Camden, a “die-in” was held in front of the courthouse. A Philadelphia group blocked traffic on Broad Street.
“People were calling and saying, ‘What are we going to do?’ ” noted state representative Vanessa Brown (D-Phila., at lectern).
Protesters were in the streets outside of Lincoln Financial Field after the Eagles game Sunday.
Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson appeared on separate political chat shows Sunday to discuss ways to rebuild trust in law enforcement in minority communities.
Teachers, parents and faith leaders are weighing in on the two grand jury presentments this past week that cleared white police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
he president of the National Urban League was in Philadelphia on Friday for local chapter’s community empowerment luncheon at the Lowe’s Hotel in Center City. But he spoke about plans to fight injustice in light of protests in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.
Masterman High School Students Stage ‘Die-In’ To Protest Lack of Grand Jury Indictments of Police Officers
The 4½-minute protest was to symbolize the 4½ hours that the body of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was left lying in the street in Ferguson, Mo., after he was shot to death by a police officer.
President Barrack Obama is calling on Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to lead a national task force, which has the mission to come up with ideas on better policing.
Gathering at 1:01 p.m. the time, locally, that Michael Brown was shot on August 9th, the demonstrators went door-to-door across Penn’s campus, seeking students in classrooms and dorms to join them.
There was a demonstrable inherent bias in the way the media covered the unfolding story of Ferguson.