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AFRICANGLOBE - The public library in a small New Jersey town where police shot a man dead on Friday partially reopened on Monday, though it was far from business as usual. But unlike in larger cities or suburbs that have erupted in civil unrest since the murder of Michael Brown by a white police officer, Lyndhurst has remained calm. And residents of the prosperous, growing and largely white town who spoke to the media appear ostensibly sympathetic to the police since Friday’s death.
AFRICANGLOBE - The fatal police shooting of Jerame Reid, a 36 year-old Black New Jersey man, has thrown the issue of police body cameras back into the spotlight, as experts say recently released dashboard footage raises as many questions as it answers.
AFRICANGLOBE - This video appears to show the moment New Jersey cops shoot and kill a Black man with his arms raised to surrender. One of the cops tells Jerame Reid 'if you reach for something, you're going to be f***ing dead' before opening fire and killing him moments later.
AFRICANGLOBE - Maya Peterson, former student body president at the prestigious Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, resigned from her position after she caused an uproar by mocking conservative, White male students at the school, reports Buzzfeed.com.
AFRICANGLOBE - He once called his gift for being funny "a defense mechanism" for his miserable circumstances. As a teen, he started doing comedy on the streets to supplement the family's welfare income. His tough upbringing informed his humor.
AFRICANGLOBE - The recent tragedy that took place outside the upscale mall in New Jersey – where Black men robbed a White couple of their luxury car and fatally wounded the husband – featured a kind of culture clash between two ethnic groups that have otherwise been unified over the past century. This brief and bloody episode exhibited a violent clash between races, between social classes, between income segments and, more to the point, between Blacks and Jews.
The NYPD recognizes no jurisdictional boundaries in its race-based dragnets. Funded partly with federal money intended to curb drugs, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s secret police...