According to the FBI, police kill Black Americans at nearly the same rate as Jim Crow Era lynchings. But the true impact of discriminatory policing remains unknown. Congress recently passed a bill authorizing the Attorney General to collect nationwide data on police killings. But as of today, there is no national database on police killings or use of force.
We can't — and won't — wait another two years for comprehensive information on the policies and practices that put the lives of Black and brown youth and adults at risk every single day.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and President Obama have both used the word "thug" to describe some protestors on the streets of Baltimore. It's an ugly word that reinforces a culture and a language that doesn’t value Black life.
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New York Daily News: The Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo has the opportunity to impact history by enacting a simple but critical reform in New York, one that the Brooklyn NAACP has advocated for since the 1940s- authorize the appointment of a special prosecutor to handle criminal cases involving allegations of police impropriety. L Joy Williams, President of the Brooklyn NAACP and Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, ask the governor: How many must die before action is taken towards real reform? More »