Tag: Police brutality

Will the Chauvin verdict influence future cases?

Photo courtesy of Clay Banks, Unsplash On April 24, former police officer Derek Chauvin was rightfully found guilty on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. His convictions were second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. This news means so much to not only George Floyd’s family but people […]

The officers who killed Breonna Taylor deserve to be imprisoned

Photo courtesy of FloNight, Wikipedia Breonna Taylor was a 26-year-old African-American woman who worked as an emergency medical technician. Before her untimely death, she aspired to advance her career in healthcare. On the night of March 13, Louisville officers Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove forcibly entered Taylor’s home […]

SCOTUS Discussion Examines Police Brutality

Photo by Hope Patti In the latest deliberation by the SCOTUS discussion group, Dr. Paul Deck, professor of sociology at Ramapo College, brought the group’s attention to police brutality and its relation to legal precedents and processes. Deck first brought up a few legal cases relevant to the subject of […]

Police Brutality Debated at BSU

Photo by Nicole Williams Eric Garner, Walter Scott, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice and Sandra Bland: these are a just a few of the many victims who have lost their lives due to police brutality. Professor Jillian Weiss, professor of law and society at Ramapo College, led a discussion […]