Let’s Face the Truth: Not Every Cop is Good

Let’s Face the Truth: Not Every Cop is Good

Police. Brutality. I have been thinking about these two words a lot lately. I first saw them in action in 1991 during the beating of Rodney King. Amadou Diallo was on my mind and on my college dormitory wall in 1999. It’s a strange pairing. I wish the two words didn’t...
Breathing Room: 4 Takeaways from Chauvin Verdict

Breathing Room: 4 Takeaways from Chauvin Verdict

The NPR radio host said the jury in the Derek Chauvin murder trial had reached a verdict. I was pulling out of my driveway, immediately feeling my stomach tighten. Like most, I thought the evidence against him in the death of George Floyd was irreproachable. But, as...
Chauvin Guilty Verdict Lets Us Breathe Again

Chauvin Guilty Verdict Lets Us Breathe Again

It has been almost a year since George Perry Floyd breathed for the last time face down on a street in Minneapolis on the evening of May 25, 2020. It has been almost a year since we learned that the official report issued by the Minneapolis Police Department...