Black voices from across America offer their views on this tragedy, and what we can learn as we share in the family’s grief.
Merely stating that one has a weapon in the absence of any real indicator of danger is not a crime in a country that guarantees its citizens the right to bear arms.
There was no good reason for Jeronimo Yanez to have opened fire upon Philando Castile. He had no indication that there was any reason to do so.
In a new article, the New England Journal of Medicine embraces the talking points of the Black Lives Matter movement, trading civility for radical rhetoric.
If we want members of the Black Lives Matter movement to listen to our concerns about abortion, we must listen to theirs on police brutality.
‘We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.’
Sheriff Clarke is right: we’re seeing ‘guerrilla urban warfare against the police’ fueled by a false narrative about police shootings.
We’re not saying black lives don’t matter if we wait until the facts are in on any violent incident before rushing to use it to push our preferred solutions.
Black Lives Matter protests the country over have turned violent. This is not the way to get justice.
Amid calls to reduce police violence, we need to consider whether we really want police to enforce the regulations of an overweening administrative state.
‘We’re hiring. Get off that protest line and put an application in.’
Philando Castile was our precious brother who was created in the image of God, and we should mourn his death and continue to pray for true equality.
Every time I hear of a black man being killed by the cops, he’s almost always a criminal thug I have no desire to defend.
As black Americans shout, yell, and cry that their lives matter, the eerie silence of white Americans carefully balancing causes and solutions whispers back, ‘No, they don’t.’
An ugly news story breaks, and many people’s immediate impulse is to run interference for the cops. They should restrain it. After all, police are people, too.
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