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AFRICANGLOBE - “Why should I feel different that a Black woman is mayor and a Black man is chief when they’re not doing anything?” In Baltimore, a preponderance of the city’s leadership and population is Black. But that has come as little comfort to African Americans who long ago surrendered any confidence in the police department.
AFRICANGLOBE - Internal documents circulated among National Guard commanders referred to peaceful protestors as “enemy forces” during the military/police crackdown against demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri in August.
AFRICANGLOBE - The natural order, for Gov. Nixon, is one in which police violence will continue to be seen as “stopping criminals,” and preserving “freedom” for the Whites of Ferguson.
AFRICANGLOBE - The governor of Missouri ordered the National Guard to Ferguson, St. Louis on Monday to restore "peace and order" after another night of peaceful protests in which police blasted tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters.
AFRICANGLOBE - Russel L. Honore, the tough-talking lieutenant general who shot to fame when he swept into New Orleans as a dominating presence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, offered some advice to Chicago to tame the violence plaguing the city and its young people: Bring in the National Guard.