Deadly force and poor people

Since June 2015, the British newspaper, The Guardian, is keeping The Counted, a sad running list of people who’ve been killed by police officers. From FiveThirtyEight, the police are killing people at roughly the same rate as before Ferguson, when teenager Michael Brown was shot in the street in August 2014. But go back to …

Sunday marks a year since Michael Brown’s death things changed? The New York Times says yes, but Ferguson residents don’t trust it. The Washington Post says not enough. Here’s a good round-up, from The Root.  

All roads lead to Ferguson

My friend, Bishop John Selders, native of Ferguson, Mo., and pastor at Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford, is taking a group of students on a freedom and justice tour to Ferguson, to Baltimore, to Pittsburgh, to New York and to other places, and you can donate here. You can learn more here.

Hartford could be: A guest blog post from Bishop John Selders

Bishop John Selders, Jr., is pastor of Amistad UCC-Hartford, and assistant chaplain at Trinity College I’ve just come back from the front, Ferguson, the epicenter of civil and social unrest these days. For months now, citizens have been actively protesting the killing of unarmed Michael Brown, Jr., by then-Ferguson policeman, Darren Wilson. Lead by young …