Recent Murders Awaken the US to the Reality of Its Violence, Racism, and Police Brutality

by Greg Foisie - Change-links volunteer Over the past few years, ongoing news coverage related to instances of the murders of unarmed black youth by white men have galvanized local communities resulting in large, nationwide protests over these tragic deaths.  They include the cases of an unarmed and subdued Oscar Grant killed on January 1st, 2009 by Johannes Mehserle, a white BART subway police officer in Oakland, CA; the murder of unarmed Trayvon Martin on February 26th, 2012 by George Zimmerman, a mixed Hispanic/white Neighborhood Watch captain [...]