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VIDEO: Surviving Police Encounters As A Blackman

A couple of months before Michael Brown was gunned down by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson  while driving back to Oklahoma from Kansas City, Missouri with my wife.  I was racially profiled, illegally detained, and humiliated with demeaning questions by a white Missouri State Trooper. See, even as as a law abiding, tax paying lawyer, as a Black man nothing …

Democratic Congressmen to Introduce Police Anti-Militarization Bill

Source: Sahil Kapur/TalkingPoints Memo Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson proposed legislation on Thursday aimed at demilitarizing domestic police forces, amid national criticism of heavily armed cops going after protesters in Ferguson, Mo. “Our main streets should be a place for business, families, and relaxation, not tanks and M16s,” the Democratic congressman wrote in a “Dear Colleague” letter to members of Congress. …