In their rush to punish African-Americans for exercising their First Amendment rights and pushing an end to oppressive law enforcement tactics, defenders of police brutality have lost all touch with common sense.
Graduation season is upon us once again. Proud parents from California to Florida beam as their children walk across the stage and embark on the next phase of their lives. While this is a time to celebrate, there is more work to be done and progress to be made to prepare our graduates -- especially Latino students -- for the journey ahead.
Last week's headline-making incident in McKinney, Texas, was merely the latest in a string of confrontations between the police and minorities. But while there has been much talk about what was shown in the video -- an officer throwing a female black teenager to the ground and unholstering his gun following a pool party -- there has been much less discussion about the fact that the video existed in the first place.