by John Allen, M.A. Of all the tens of thousands of black police officers in America, you have never seen a news report of a black police officer shooting an unarmed white man, woman, teenager, boy or girl. Why? Because they know white people will not stand for it. Before white people could rise up in arms, his ass would be fired, arrested and charged with murder.
by Katrina Waters, Ph.D. This past February, Mayor Buddy Dyer appointed John Mina, 45, as the new chief of police replacing Paul Rooney. Dyer appointed Rooney to the top job just three years ago. Now he has pushed Rooney out for Mina. The official story is that Rooney, who is only 49, is leaving to take a job as head of security for Valencia College. Valencia College! Really?
by Katrina Waters, Ph.D. With the killing of 22-year-old Maria Fernanda Godinez, it is now clear that the Orlando Police Department is totally out of control. In response to a 911 call from a downtown bar owner, five police officers arrived on the scene, jumped off their bicycles like cowboys on steroids and one of them opened fire on a man who had a pistol tucked in the waistband.
A 911 call recorded the nine shots fired by the officer. It sounded like a machine-gun going off. Didn't know police could use automatic pistols. Six bullets entered the man, one bullet hit another police officer in the leg and one bullet entered the bar and killed little Maria.
Introduction by Lawrence A. Robinson On the matter of unrest going on presently in Ferguson, Mo. where police shot dead an unarmed Black youth, Attorney taleph Haynes Davis, Esq. issued a statement. Attorney Davis is from E. St. Louis, Illinois, which is in the general area of the Ferguson community in Missouri. Attorney Davis actually worked the Ferfuson-Florissant Missouri community as a young broadcaster at KMJM-FM "Magic 108" in St. Louis, Missouri.
by Attorney Jerry Girley A little over a month ago this nation was riveted by the choking death of Eric Garner at the hands of five New York police officers. Striking instances like the brutal death of Eric Garner are a painful reminder that the problem of race and racial oppression has not been fully resolved in America. At this juncture it is doubtful that we ever will get beyond the issue of race. Instead, what we will likely continue to do is react the next time that another black man is shot. I think of these occurrences as spillage from the containment tank of national denial.
by Attorney Jerry Girley Please let me know what you think about Orlando Area Prosecutor, Ken Lewis, referring to women as, "crack hoes" and encouraging them to get their tubes tied. I wrote his boss, State Attorney Jeffrey Ashton, a letter to let him know what I think about these troubling comments, My letter to Mr. Ashton is listed below.