American Denial | The Roots of Racism | Independent Lens | PBS

In this week’s episode of Alert. Aware. Mindful. (AAM) I will be discussing themes in American Denial | The Roots of Racism | Independent Lens | PBS.  I highly recommend it. It’s interesting and has answers that some of you are looking for in regards to racism in America. Continue reading American Denial | The Roots of Racism | Independent Lens | PBS

City of Cleveland responds to Tamir Rice lawsuit by saying boy’s death was caused because of his own actions | cleveland.com#incart_most-read_metro_article#incart_most-read_metro_article

I can’t EVEN with the City of Cleveland. It’s the 12 year old boy’s fault? ” Officers responded to a report of a man with a gun. The boy was shot less than two seconds after the officers pulled up to the gazebo outside the recreation center. The boy was holding a pellet gun. It goes into detail about the moments after the shooting when Tajai … Continue reading City of Cleveland responds to Tamir Rice lawsuit by saying boy’s death was caused because of his own actions | cleveland.com#incart_most-read_metro_article#incart_most-read_metro_article

Excessive or reasonable force by police? Research on law enforcement and racial conflict in the wake of Ferguson Journalist’s Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center

Excessive or reasonable force by police? Research on law enforcement and racial conflict in the wake of Ferguson Journalist’s Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center. Continue reading Excessive or reasonable force by police? Research on law enforcement and racial conflict in the wake of Ferguson Journalist’s Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center

Trigger Happy Cop Kills Unarmed Man Holding Baby: Scottsdale, AZ – YouTube

An Arizona man was shot to death by police Tuesday while holding his grandson. Police say 50-year-old John Loxas was holding his grandchild in his arms as he walked around his Scottsdale neighborhood Tuesday night threatening neighbors and police. “There were at least three officers in position to engage the suspect. At least one of the officers thought he saw something in the suspect’s hands,” … Continue reading Trigger Happy Cop Kills Unarmed Man Holding Baby: Scottsdale, AZ – YouTube

Billings police review of shooting clears officer

Of course they do. But he shot a white guy, just in case you think this is a “minority” problem. It’s not. It’s a police training  and self care maintenance problem.  Honestly he seems terrified as a police officer.  You need to achieve calm if you’re entrusted with a weapon. His department should be doing more to support officers.  Don’t get me wrong he’s responsible, … Continue reading Billings police review of shooting clears officer