In 2012 a major research report, “Operation Ghetto Storm”: The Enduring War on Black People in the US, was released by its author Arlene Eisen. Today she began a three-part series for teleSUR. The first essay published on July 16, 2015 began with this:
“Two years ago today the acquittal of George Zimmerman re-kindled a movement against impunity for police and vigilante killers. Yet, despite the outrage over the state’s protection of Zimmerman, and the spotlight on impunity of police who summarily execute Black people on camera, the killing continues with shocking regularity. And the impunity of police, and even vigilantes, proceeds apace. What makes this modern day lynching a seemingly inoperable tumor woven into the arteries and sinew of the U.S. body politic?”
Eisen goes on to discuss the failure to collect accurate data on police violence, police procedures and customs, and the history and current practice of White Supremacy. This is an important and challenging study of interest to all of us who work to protect civil liberties.
This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address: http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/Update-on-Operation-Ghetto-Storm-Part-1-20150713-0007.html