San Francisco Chronicle: The Oscar Grant case and addressing systemic racism
October 14, 2020
Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley reopened the investigation into the fatal shooting of Oscar Grant, who was shot to death by a BART police officer more than a decade ago. Will police use it as an opportunity to address systemic racism?
From the article:
"Howard Henderson, founding director of the Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University, told me police killings of Black and brown people has been codified into law, because of legal doctrines such as qualified immunity, which protects government officials from civil litigation. Courts have increasingly applied the principle to cases involving excessive and deadly force, shielding police officers from accountability."
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