Friday December 18, 2015
Applying Truth and Reconciliation to US police violence
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A mistrial was declared this week in the Freddie Gray trial against William Porter, the first Baltimore police officer charged with manslaughter in Gray's death. Gray was a 25-year-old black man who died in April after suffering a severe spinal cord injury while being transported in a police van.
Civil rights lawyer and anti-racism activist Fania Davis doesn't think a guilty verdict would have changed anything. Instead, she think the U.S. needs to address the ongoing issue of police violence against black communities with a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and she's looking to places like Canada to figure out how.