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Column: Library visit, then held at gunpoint

tampabay.com — Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college - he's a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint! This is how my son remembers it: He left for the library around 5:45 p.m.

Commentary: Library Visit, Then Held at Gunpoint

courant.com — Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college - he's a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint! This is how my son remembers it: He left for the library around 5:45 p.m.

Charles Blow: At Yale, the Police Detained My Son

nytimes.com — Saturday evening, I got a call that no parent wants to get. It was my son calling from college - he's a third-year student at Yale. He had been accosted by a campus police officer, at gunpoint! This is how my son remembers it: He left for the library around 5:45 p.m.

Inequality in the Air We Breathe?

nytimes.com — I grew up in the small town of Gibsland, in northern Louisiana. It is dirt poor, but proud. And it's an overwhelmingly African-American community. (There are fewer than 1,000 people in Gibsland; more than 80 percent of them are black; the median household income is $27,292, little over half the national average of $51,939; and the poverty rate is 28 percent, compared with the national rate of 15 percent.)

Evette's review of Fire Shut Up in My Bones

goodreads.com — Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles Blow is on Evette's read shelf. Evette gave this book 5 stars

Column: How expensive it is to be poor

tampabay.com — This month, the Pew Research Center released a study that found that most wealthy Americans believed "poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return." This is an infuriatingly obtuse view of what it means to be poor in this country - the soul-rending omnipresence of worry and fear, of weariness and fatigue.

It’s expensive to be poor

How Expensive It Is to Be Poor

nytimes.com — Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released a study that found that most wealthy Americans believed "poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything in return." This is an infuriatingly obtuse view of what it means to be poor in this country - the soul-rending omnipresence of worry and fear, of weariness and fatigue.

The Complexity of Deadly Force

nytimes.com — Another video in another police shooting emerged this week - and it shows yet another case that demands empathy, and an understanding of the fraught moments that can lead to such an outcome, and the complexity of the legal process that follows.

Tamir Rice and the Value of Life

nytimes.com — An extended video released last week of the shooting death of Tamir Rice in Cleveland appears to show an unconscionable level of human depravity on the part of the officer who shot him, a stunning disregard for the value of his life and a callousness toward the people who loved him.
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RT @Rima_Regas: Black and Blue: The Cop of Color's Dilemma in Post-Ferguson America fb.me/1YDj6uFfX

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Important read, for context > Why More Diverse Police Departments Won’t Put an End to Police Misconduct  slate.com/articles/news_… via @slate

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Decades After Sit-In, South Carolina Seeks to Make Things Right nyti.ms/1JwshnA

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Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spending nyti.ms/1CZCLrx

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