“As a nation, we should be working to prevent these deaths from happening. Both the recent Task Force on 21st Century Policing and the Police Executive Research Forum (of which I have been a longtime member) have recommended steps toward this end. Communities need to implement these recommendations now.”
I wrote a piece this week in The Progressive about how things could have turned out differently when St. Anthony (MN) Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez stopped Philando Castile for driving with a broken taillight.
- See http://progressive.org/dispatches/lessons-from-the-shooting-of-philando-castile/
- More from the New York Times and other “experts” on the shooting: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/21/us/video-police-shooting-philando-castile-trial.html?_r=0
- On his limited training, who’s to blame?http://www.startribune.com/yanez-had-limited-training-in-defusing-situations-records-show/430256953/
- What happens to Castile’s 4-year old daughter? https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/opinion/charleena-lyles-philando-castile.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170622&nlid=14523611&tntemail0=y
- And this from The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/the-continued-erosion-of-the-african-american-right-to-bear-arms/531093/