6:15 PM, Jan 22, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
The green-lipstick wearing interviewer of President Barack Obama expressed her concern that the "po-po" (meaning: police officer) might shoot and kill her husband. The interviewer, GloZell Green, made the remarks to the president in an "interview" held today at the White House:
"I have three family members who are in the law enforcement, and my husband, who painted that," said the YouTube star pointing to a portrait on the wall, "yes, he's retired from the Air Force."
After the president thanked her husband for his service, the interviewer continued, "However, he's mad at me right now, because I cut all the hoods off his hoodies."
Obama started laughing.
Green continued, "I did, I did that for real to protect him because I'm afraid when he goes outside that somebody might shoot and kill him. And it's not, like, regular folks. It's the po-po. I hope that this changes. How can we bridge between black, African American males and white cops?"
Obama replied by saying most cops are good cops -- and by saying that he's been fighting racial profiling in law enforcement for a long time.
11:35 AM, Jan 20, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
A "die-in" protest greeted Democratic Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar yesterday in St. Paul, Minnesota, at an event marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Other notable politicians present include Governor Mark Dayton and Rep. Keith Ellison.
Local photographer Ben Garvin posted a picture of the protest on Twitter:
'Nobody's Interested More in Good Policing than African-American Community'7:26 AM, Dec 29, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
America is "less racially divided" now than it was six years ago, President Obama told NPR in an interview. The president was responding to this question, from NPR host Steve Inskeep, "Is the United States more racially divided than it was when you took office six years ago, Mr. President?"
12:21 PM, Dec 27, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
CNN reports that thousands of police officers turned their backs on New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, when he spoke this morning at the funeral of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos:
4:45 PM, Dec 23, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral of a slain NYPD officer, the White House announced.
12:25 AM, Dec 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
New York Police Department chief Bill Bratton said that "some people get caught up" in the "anti-police" movement:
12:18 AM, Dec 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama reacts to the murder of two New York City police officers:
10:24 PM, Dec 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
WNYW, the local New York City Fox affiliate, reports that New York Police Department officers turned their back on Mayor Bill de Blasio after two of their own were shot execution style earlier today in Brooklyn:
"Look what happened: this is video of the mayor arriving for this evening's press conference on the shooting. You can see officers turning their backs on the mayor as he approached the lectern," said the local host.
2:37 PM, Dec 4, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama alluded to the recent unrest in Ferguson and New York City in remarks today at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The president talked of "restoring a sense of common purpose."
'Demonstrations like these have the potential to spark a sustained and positive national dialogue'12:04 PM, Nov 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Ahead of the grand jury in Ferguson announcing whether it will indict a police officer for killing a man in Ferguson, Missouri, Attorney General Eric Holder has released a video announcement telling law enforcement to behave.
"The Justice Department encourages law enforcement officials, in every jurisdiction, to work with the communities they serve to minimize needless confrontation," Holder says.
11:17 AM, Nov 21, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Hillary Clinton has made several trips to San Francisco in the past year, with all of them costing the city's police department more than $21,000 in extra expenses—including more than $10,000 for a single event with Nancy Pelosi.
Body cameras seem great, but why no debate?4:45 PM, Sep 3, 2014 • By JIM SWIFT
“There is little debate that all patrol officers should be issued BWCs,” wrote attorney Eugene Ramirez in a white paper his law firm issued on so-called bod
Sep 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47 • By THE SCRAPBOOK
Sometimes it’s the little things that draw your attention. The other morning (August 20), for example, The Scrapbook noticed a subordinate headline for the main story on the front page of the Washington Post, about the racial confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri: “County prosecutor’s past raises concerns.”