Urban Alliance on Race Relations’ President Gary Pieters on racial disparities in policing #Ferguson
Source: http://www.702.co.za/onair/heardonair.asp REDI TLHABI SHOW – 21 August 2014 10:40 AM/4:40 am EST
A police officer’s fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown, an African-American, in Ferguson, Missouri has reignited the discussion about racial injustice in America. Brown was shot by an officer six times, including twice in the head, after being stopped for walking down the middle of a street, he was unarmed at the time and according to witnesses had his hands raised in the air in surrender. But the story is not just about Ferguson, 50 years after Lyndon Johnson passed the civil rights act, the United States is still grappling with deep rooted racial inequalities which are widespread and manifest themselves in education, housing, employment, and law enforcement.
- Commentary: The Changing, Militarized Face of Policing Shatters Public Trust and Confidence | Huffington Post
- Readers Letters: Cops gone wild: the militarization of the police | Toronto Star
- Article: FERGUSON SHOOTING – ‘Race matters’ in local policing | The Caribbean Camera