Jorge “Jinho” Ferreira feels the tension between being black and carrying a badge every day as a sheriff’s deputy in Alameda County, California.
In an interview with BET, President Obama says the video makes it harder to argue that “maybe blacks are exaggerating” about aggressive police behavior.
Protesters are staging a 4.5-hour “die-in” in front of the Department of Justice headquarters Monday.
The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics, protocols the Justice Department hopes could be a model for local departments as the nation tackles questions about the role race plays in policing.
Three men protesting the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri were arrested on Maryland’s Eastern shore just as an annual Christmas parade was about to start.
Former President George W. Bush said that the grand jury’s verdict “was hard to understand” to not indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for Eric Garner’s death.
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the nation’s criminal justice system is “out of balance” and she supports federal reviews of police-involved deaths of black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.
Holder described it as one of “several recent incidents that have tested the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve and protect.”
Ferguson protesters in the District blocked traffic on Wednesday night following a separate grand jury decision not to indict the officer involved in the choke-hold death of an African American man in New York City.
A man who was wearing police garb and in possession of a weapon was arrested in the area of a Ferguson protest in D.C. Tuesday night, according to D.C. police.