Black and blue lives both matter
The entire country is grieving the lives of the two NYPD officers who were murdered on Dec. 20. If their killer had lived, he would surely have been arrested, indicted, tried, convicted and punished harshly and quickly. The criminal justice system would have responded to his terrible crime and the lives of his victims would have been valued.
With the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, however, we see the failure of our criminal justice system to sufficiently value black lives. There is a huge gulf in how white and black Americans view the justice system based on their very different experiences.
Until we change our current model of policing and achieve real criminal justice reform, there will be no trust between ...continued at nydailynews.com