“An independent, informed press is an essential check against the police, and it is critical that police radios remain open for journalists to monitor police actions and breaking news events.”
“These searches enable government agencies to track the whereabouts of thousands of individuals without any specific suspicion of their involvement in criminal activities.”
Letitia James’ office filed a lawsuit Thursday against the NYPD for its actions during months of Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, which she says “blatantly violated the rights of New Yorkers, inflicting significant physical and psychological harm and leading to great distrust in law enforcement.”
‘The protesters’ central demand—to cut at least $1 billion from the NYPD’s budget—was not met, although Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Corey Johnson insist on claiming otherwise. But as a social movement scholar, I can say that such a setback doesn’t invalidate the fact that meaningful social change only happens from the bottom up.’
‘To understand this, we have to think about the history of this relationship between African Americans and Latinos. Both communities have faced the same economic problems and have lived in the same neighborhoods.’
BLM should continue its inclusive approach to social justice activism but its members also need to get out of the streets and into elected office.
Anyone who believes sports and politics shouldn’t mix, or that they typically don’t, must have taken too long a bathroom break between innings.