Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Something to Think About . . .

Related Off-site Links:
A Grand Jury Just Decided Not to Indict the Cop Who Killed 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice – Jaeah Lee (Mother Jones, December 28, 2015).
What Everyone Should Know About The Police Killing of Tamir Rice (2002-2014) – Judd Legum (Think Progress, December 28, 2015).
Tamir Rice Family "In Shock" After Grand Jury Clears Police for Fatally Shooting Boy Holding Toy GunDemocracy Now! (December 29, 2015).
No One Was Indicted In The Tamir Rice Case. That Was The Plan All Along – Cristian Farias (HuffPost Politics, December 28, 2015).
Nation Mourns Tamir Rice Case as a "Catastrophic and Pernicious Miscarriage of Justice" – Deirdre Fulton (Common Dreams, December 29, 2015).
How A Prosecutor Managed to Blame a 12-Year-Old for Getting Killed By a Cop – Daniel Marans (HuffPost Black Voices, December 28, 2015).
Tamir Rice's Death Resulted From "Officer-Created Jeopardy." So Why Were No Officers Indicted? – Leon Neyfakh (Slate, December 29, 2015).
Tamir Rice and the Value of Life – Charles M. Blow (The New York Times, January 11, 2015).
This Case Proves If Tamir Rice Were White He’d Still Be Alive – Dylan Hock (U.S. Uncut, December 28, 2015).
Tamir Rice Found Guilty of Being Young, Free and Black – Kirsten West Savali (The Root, December 28, 2015).
The Stages of What Happens When There’s Injustice Against Black PeopleAwesomely Luvvie (December 4, 2014).
The Tamir Rice Case Shows How Prosecutors Twist Grand Juries to Protect Police – Ari Melber (The Washington Post, December 29, 2015).
England Abolished Grand Juries Decades Ago Because They Didn't Work – Bradley Campbell (PRI, December 4, 2014).
Harvard Medical Scientists Say Police Killings Should Be Recorded As Public Epidemic – Dylan Sevett (U.S. Uncut, December 27, 2015).
American Lives: James Baldwin, "Lifting The Veil" – NPR (July 15, 2011).
Gay Will Never Be the New Black: What James Baldwin Taught Me About My White Privilege – Todd Clayton (HuffPost Gay Voices, February 12, 2013).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
"We Are All One" – #Justice4Jamar and the 4th Precinct Occupation: Photos, Reflections and Links
An Update on #Justice4Jamar and the 4th Precinct Occupation
Quote of the Day – November 25, 2015
Rallying in Solidarity with Eric Garner and Other Victims of Police Brutality
Quote of the Day – June 19, 2015
"Say Her Name" Solidarity Action for Sandra Bland
In Minneapolis, Rallying in Solidarity with Black Lives in Baltimore

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