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The Black Record: Why we don’t know how often police kill

Rasheed Shabazz, Masters of City Planning Candidate, '21 | October 17, 2014

In Killing Them Softly, comedian Dave Chappelle explained how fearful he was to call the police when someone broke into his house. Now why would someone in a free country like America be afraid to call the police to their own home if they were the victim? Although a modest home, the house was too nice, Chappelle joked, “and they’d never … Continue reading »

To the Fruitvale Station

Jonathan Simon, professor of law | October 7, 2013

Thanks to the persistence of my wife who has insisted for some time that as residents of the East Bay we must see it in the theater along with fellow East Bayers, our whole family saw this remarkable film a couple of weeks ago. The film moved me to tears and then settled into my … Continue reading »