By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist Do you know what little respect black and Hispanic citizens of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city bearable– or not “loitering,” or riding their bicycles on the sidewalk, or spitting on the street, or walking through parks after dark, or–my particular […]
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We’ve heard folks from “different” cultures say they’re tired of black folks being so easily offended. Well, if someone steps on your toe, of course it’s easy for someone on the sidelines to say, “I don’t get it. It doesn’t hurt me.” The nation has come a long way in some regards when talking about […]
Jerrion Turner and his two oldest daughters witnessed an altercation take place then later were accused of involvement with the same incident.
The stop-and-frisk policy practiced by the New York City police department was little more than “indirect racial profiling,” according to a federal judge who ruled that police routinely violated the 4th and 14th amendment rights of blacks and Latinos.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg scoffed at the ruling, saying, “This is a very dangerous decision made by a judge who I think does not understand how policing works.”
By Lee A. Daniels—No matter how much some commentators try to spin the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman as an example that the legal system worked properly, the freeing of Trayvon Martin’s killer actually underscores multiple bitter truths. One is that for black Americans, “the law” has more often been predator than protector.