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THE DOUBLE STANDARD FOR JUDGING BLACK LEADERSHIP
December 3, 2020
For the past several years, there has been whispering around Los Angeles City Hall about an investigation surrounding Councilmember Curren Price (9th District) and former City Council President Herb Wesson’s Chief of Staff Deron Williams (10th District) concerning the indictment and corruption case of Jose Huizar. ... read more »
Assemblymember Gipson on the Kentucky Grand Jury Findings in the Murder of Breonna Taylor
October 1, 2020
Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, chair of the California Assembly Democratic Caucus and Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Police Reform responds to the Kentucky Grand Jury Findings in the murder of Breonna Taylor.  “Today’s announcement that Louisville, Kentucky Officer Brett Hankison was not charged in the wrongful death of Breonna Taylor, 26, but for ‘wonton endangerment in the 1st degree’ was the wrong decision by the Grand Jury. Additionally, the other two officers involved were not charged at all. ... read more »
Georgia prosecutor wants to bring shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery to grand jury: ‘This is murder’
May 7, 2020
A Georgia prosecutor said Tuesday that he wants a grand jury to decide if criminal charges are warranted in the death of a man shot after a pursuit by armed men who later told police they suspected him of being a burglar.  Ahmaud Arbery, 25, was killed Feb. 23 in a neighborhood outside the coastal port city of Brunswick. No one has been arrested or charged in the case, prompting an outcry from the local NAACP and others. Arbery was black and the men who chased him are white.  ... read more »
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Cop Who Killed Eric Garner on Video Finally Closer to Being Fired After Five Years
August 15, 2019
Two days after activists protested yelling “fire Pantaleo” at a Democratic debate in Detroit with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio standing on stage, a New York administrative judge ruled that Pantaleo should be fired. Pressure from activists and media attention put Eric Garner’s death at the forefront of discussions on police brutality and misconduct. ... read more »
Cleveland officer won’t face charges in killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice
December 29, 2015
CLEVELAND (AP) — A grand jury declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black youngster who was shot to death while carrying what turned out to be a pellet gun, ... read more »
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