Vox Populi

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Zenobia Jeffries Warfield: Police Are Still Killing Unarmed Black People

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings. Since the newspaper began tracking that information in 2015, about 1,000 people have been killed each year by police.

June 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: White Privilege 101 — How To “Survive” Killing An Unarmed Black Man With His Hands In the Air on Video and Somehow Continue Insisting You’re the Victim

  Screenshot from the air. Photo: Mike Simons/Tulsa World . Betty Shelby, the white Tulsa police officer who shot and killed Terence Crutcher for being a big black guy and … Continue reading

August 31, 2018 · 2 Comments

Michael Simms: Counting the Fallen

A boy playing with a BB gun is killed by the police who say he matched the description of a robbery suspect. A man with his hands up is shot … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 4 Comments

Phoebe A. Cirio: A Tragic Failure to Communicate

 “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” Captain to Luke in Cool Hand Luke. I am a white, middle-aged woman, someone not likely to be regarded as a … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

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