Posts tagged "Rekia Boyd"
Race and poverty roundup: George Zimmerman charged; subprime lending is back; Derrick Smith indicted
What’s moving in the world of race and poverty, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. The announcement that George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder was welcomed by advocates who felt that letting Zimmerman go free, despite there being little question that he had shot Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, was a travesty of justice. Rep. Derrick... Read more »
Seven years ago, an off-duty black police officer was shot 28 times by fellow officers. According to news reports, Howard Morgan, the officer in question, was stopped when he was driving the wrong way down a one-way street without headlights near his home in North Lawndale. When four officers tried to arrest him, Morgan allegedly... Read more »
Race and poverty roundup: Trayvon Martin, 'Hoodies and Hijabs' rallies, IL Senate blocks Crete detention center, and more...,
What’s moving in the world of race and poverty, on Chicago Muckrakers weekly. The killing of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has set off a debate on race, hoodies, lobbyists, guns, and “Stand Your Ground” legislation around the country, one that has culminated in four seperate rallies in Trayvon’s honor in the past week in... Read more »