The Justice Department released on Wednesday a report on racial bias in the Baltimore Police Department.  The report shines a spotlight on abuses.  Here’s what that means for you and your community. First, racial bias is real The 163 page report spotlights gross abuses of African Americans.  Blacks made up 84% of all pedestrian stops,…

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The Department of Justice released its 102 page investigation of the Ferguson Police Department this week.   I was in Ferguson last month and it is difficult to describe the extent of destruction that remains.  Scores of buildings remain in ashes.  Hope also seems to float like ashes in the wind.  If justice were a woman,…

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  Our nation continues to watch events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri over the shooting of Michael Brown.  Many are outraged at another death of a black youth at the hands of white police.  Some in their outrage looted and vandalized stores.  Others peacefully gathered and marched.  Images of tear gas, tanks and police in riot…

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