A Problem Of Conflicting National Interests

I’ll be honest. I don’t think Obama has it out for police officers, or that he tries to push #BlackLivesMatter at every opportunity. I think he’s a leader who’s dealing with two conflicting interests. Granted, they shouldn’t be conflicting, but the nature of American politics, especially on issues of race, has made it so. Whenever Obama mentions the concerns of the black community alongside those … Continue reading A Problem Of Conflicting National Interests

Here’s To Hoping The Dallas “Bomb Robot” Remains The Exception For Lethal Force

In a press conference, after the neutralization of the Dallas shooter, Chief David Brown said “We saw no other option but to use our bomb robot and place a device on its extension for it to detonate where the suspect was. Other options would have exposed our officers to grave danger. The suspect is deceased…He’s been deceased because of a detonation of the bomb.” I’m … Continue reading Here’s To Hoping The Dallas “Bomb Robot” Remains The Exception For Lethal Force

Hey Republicans, It’s Time For A New Strategy On America’s Racial Tension

Social scientists understand racism as a multidimensional and highly adaptive system—a system that ensures an unequal distribution of resources between racial groups. Because whites built and dominate all significant institutions, (often at the expense of and on the uncompensated labor of other groups), their interests are embedded in the foundation of U.S. society. If you just read the above quote, you’re probably angry or at … Continue reading Hey Republicans, It’s Time For A New Strategy On America’s Racial Tension

Fairfield, Ohio Police Are Not Racist

There have been several incidents as of late in which cops have been accused of “excessive use of force, and of course, racism. The first incident took place at a poll party in McKinney, Texas. The officer resigned amidst allegation of excessive of force and racism. Last week, police in Fairfield, Ohio, were involved in a similar incident which took place at a public pool. … Continue reading Fairfield, Ohio Police Are Not Racist

The Zehnder Weekly: Eric Garner and Michael Brown are not the Same Story

In the scuttlebutt about the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson incident in Ferguson, an incident which occurred just a few weeks before slipped from our minds and the news media. Now that a grand jury has ruled that Officer Wilson will not be indicted, and most of the rioters in Ferguson have gone home, we recall the tragic death of Eric Garner which occurred on July 17, … Continue reading The Zehnder Weekly: Eric Garner and Michael Brown are not the Same Story