Racism and police in the USA

This 2 July 2020 video says about itself:

Cop called suspect a racial slur. See why he’s still on the job.

Police unions are facing backlash across the country and experts say in many cities their contracts protect police from being held accountable for bad behavior. CNN’s Drew Griffin reports.

CATHOLIC PRIEST SUSPENDED AFTER CALLING BLM PROTESTERS ‘MAGGOTS’ A Roman Catholic priest in Indiana was suspended from public ministry after calling Black Lives Matter organizers “maggots and parasites” in a message to his parishioners. The Rev. Theodore Rothrock, who was assigned to St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana, wrote a fiery bulletin post on Sunday that disparaged Black Lives Matters organizers for protesting what Rothrock called “alleged systemic racism.” Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana issued the suspension from public ministry in the diocese. [HuffPost]

This is what racial trauma does to the body and brain.

DELAWARE’S LAST WHIPPING POST REMOVED A whipping post that had long stood outside the Old Sussex County Courthouse in Georgetown, Delaware, was finally removed. The post was taken to a storage facility by Delaware’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs (HCA), which indicated in a press release that the apparatus for corporal punishment was a remnant of the state’s past, which saw whipping “disproportionately applied to persons of color,” with “those sentenced to the whipping post … lashed up to 40 times for a single offense.” [HuffPost]

FAMILIES DEMAND JUSTICE IN CALIFORNIA KILLINGS OF LATINO MEN The families of two young Latino men, both fatally shot just days apart by law enforcement in the San Francisco Bay Area in June, are demanding justice, including legal consequences for the officers involved. On Wednesday, the sisters of Sean Monterrosa — a 22-year-old fatally shot by Vallejo police on June 2 — and Erik Salgado — a 23-year-old fatally shot by California Highway Patrol officers in Oakland on June 6 — rallied in Sacramento with other family members of police brutality victims. [HuffPost]

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