Thursday, October 19, 2017

Race and Policing: Links for Class

These are links my students found related to Race and Policing after our discussion of Between the World in Me. 


The Cases Where US Officers Have Faced Charges:

When Should Officers Use Deadly Force?


Concrete Account -- Eric Garner

General Analysis -- Police are almost never charged with a crime in these instances


Eric Garner:

Andrew Rosenthal, "The FBI's Phantom Black Menace" 


George Zimmerman:

Charles Blow, New York Times: The Whole System Failed Trayvon Martin

JM: (on chokeholds and what is being done about them in wake of Garner)


Eric Garner: 

CNN, "Was a New York Police Officer's Use of a Chokehold Necessary?"


A conservative response to the Trayvon Martin killing -- actually George Zimmerman is not your friend, conservatives:

Charles Blow, "The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin"


What it means to be in police custody:

BBC: "Freddie Gray's Death in Police Custody: What We Know"


In Tamir Rice Case, Many Errors by Cleveland Police, Then a Fatal One: 

A Better Standard for the Use of Deadly Force:


(Lexis Nexis links)
Charles Blow, New York Times, "The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin" (See IB)

Canberra Times, "Crackdown on Profiling" 

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