Black Law Student Says FBI Pressured Him to Recant Racial Profiling Claim
John Perkins’ story of being racially profiled by campus police at the University of Virginia prompted outrage in Charlottesville and a visit from the FBI.
March 28th, 2018
by Denise Lavoie
Seven years later, Johnathan Perkins wants to set the record straight, at a time when racial profiling by police is very much part of the social consciousness in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. Perkins now says an FBI agent pressured him to say he made up a story about two white officers harassing him because he is black. https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-sacramento-police-department-are-no-angels/239759/
The Sacramento Police Department Are No Angels
If we are going to go digging into people’s pasts after a police shooting, let’s start with the ones holding the smoking guns.
by Monique Judge https://www.mintpressnews.com/perjury-lying-deeply-ingrained-into-american-police-culture/239608/
Perjury, Lying Deeply Ingrained into American Police Culture
Police lying is as old as policing itself, and like all culturally ingrained customs, it will not disappear without the sustained intervention of outside forces.
by Kali Holloway https://www.mintpressnews.com/alton-sterling-verdict-confirms-state-sanctioned-lynching-of-black-americans/239729/
Alton Sterling Case Confirms State-Sanctioned Lynching of Black Americans
Alton Sterling’s case shows us that #BlackLivesMatter is not only a hashtag for the internet, but an ever-present battle cry of a community of people who are constantly told by the system that their lives do not matter.
by Chauncey Robinson