The defensive end describes a recent interaction with Las Vegas police officers that he says violated his constitutional rights.
Jerry Quickly, host of the podcast "This Is Happening," talks with Robin Washington, executive producer of the PBS documentary "You Don’t Have to Ride Jim Crow!"
Thousands of protesters have crowded Wall Street for the last 12 days, decrying the effects of corporate greed on a functioning democracy. Those protesters, Occupy Wall Street, are our Truthdiggers of the Week.Thousands of protesters have "Occupied" Wall Street for the last 12 days, decrying the effects of corporate greed on a functioning democracy. They are our Truthdiggers of the Week.
Two of six Fullerton, Calif., police officers involved in the brutal public beating that resulted in the death of 37-year-old Kelly Thomas, a homeless schizophrenic man, have been charged in connection with the case.
As many as 60 LAPD officers have been pulled from the streets, following a violent clash with protesters on May 1. Chief William Bratton has called some of the actions of the officers, who attempted to break up an apparently peaceful and lawful rally by firing 148 rubber bullets, "indefensible."