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The Twisted Politics Of White Resentment Is Our Real Police/Race Problem

AFRICANGLOBE - One April morning in 1973 a veteran police officer named Thomas Shea pulled his service revolver and blew away a young Black boy on a street in Jamaica, Queens. He shot the kid in the back. There was no chance of survival. Afterward, no one could figure out why the officer had done it. There was no reason for the shooting, no threat to Officer Shea of any kind. The boy’s name was Clifford Glover and he was 10 years old. Officer Shea was charged with murder but of course he was acquitted.

NYPD’s Work Stoppage Backfire: Arrest Rates Plummet At No Cost To...

AFRICANGLOBE - The NYPD's “slowdown strike” has unwittingly placed the police in an awkward position: with arrest rates plummeting and no significant harm done to public safety, the department may soon find itself having disproven the value of Broken Windows policing polices that #BlackLivesMatter protesters have been calling for an end to all along.

When Police Die! – A Must Read

AFRICANGLOBE - Forty years ago, the Black Panther Party sought to challenge the causation of inner-city violence. The BPP attempted to rid the community of drug dealing, gang violence and police brutality and murder. In response, the BPP was confronted with the full force of state violence, essentially destroying a movement with the potential of de-criminalizing the community, forging a revolutionary future.

America’s Fear Of Black Rage: Why NYPD Shootings Are So Misunderstood

AFRICANGLOBE - Let us not forget that the same NYPD who claim protestors have gone to war against them antagonized demonstrators by wearing shirts proclaiming, “I can breathe” in the midst of demonstrations last week. Police also held #BlueLivesMatter rallies. Their callous disregard for Eric Garner’s life should be set alongside their demand for our automatic grief and empathy for these slain officers.

NYPD Union President Evokes Fear In Black New Yorkers

AFRICANGLOBE - It was just hours after officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed by a lone gunman, when police union president Patrick Lynch further inflamed tensions between the police and the Black community during a shockingly divisive and incendiary speech to the media.
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