Recently, the Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson for racially profiling and brutally killing Michael Brown. While the DOJ found Ferguson and St. Louis police guilty of widespread abuse, racial profiling, and brutal misconduct, it's not enough. Ferguson is America and tragic and unjust police killings of Black and brown people are happening almost every week nationwide. Will you email the White House directly and urge Pres. Obama to sign an executive order enforcing and expanding federal bans on discriminatory policing and strengthening police accountability mechanisms nationwide?
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ColorOfChange's new report, NOT TO BE TRUSTED: Dangerous Levels of Inaccuracy in TV Crime Reporting in NYC, reveals a shocking pattern; every major network affiliate in New York City -- WABC, WNBC, WCBS, and WNYW/FOX5 -- is disproportionately focusing their crime reporting on Black suspects, and inaccurately exaggerating the proportion of Black people involved in crime.
This dangerous crime coverage puts Black communities at great risk by feeding the ugly stereotypes that shape the implicit or explicit biases of their audiences, leading to discriminatory hiring practices, biased treatment in courtrooms, and the kinds of brutal treatment by police that took the lives of unarmed Black people like Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Akai Gurley. More »