Eric Garner Activists Have Released 11 Demands To Reform The NYPD

  • Activists have released a list of 11 demands for reform of the NYPD following the no-indictment decision on Eric Garner’s murder. [Huffington Post]
  • The CIA torture report, Ferguson, and the NSA have shown us that only government authorities can do wrong and get away with it scot-free. [Daily Dot]
  • Read Kate Harding’s deconstruction of our victim-blaming culture: “believing Dorian Johnson’s testimony over Darren Wilson’s means rejecting lessons we’ve been taught from childhood, both explicitly (the police are there to help you) and implicitly (White people are more trustworthy than Black people).” [Dame]
  • Pope Francis is taking a stand against modern-day slave labor. [Raw Story]
  • An undercover cop pulled a gun at #BlackLivesMatter protesters in Oakland. [Gawker]
  • Ava DuVernay is the first Black woman to get a Golden Globe nomination for best director, for Selma. [The Root]