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Racial Targeting Within the Thin Blue Line

Monday, June 1, 2009
The scene of the 1992 friendly-fire shooting of undercover transit officer Derwin Pannell. He was shot while making an arrest in dimly lighted area to the right of the entry way to the L train station in Canarsie, Booklyn.  (Don Hogan Charles of The New York Times)

The scene of the 1992 friendly-fire shooting of undercover transit officer Derwin Pannell. He was shot while making an arrest in dimly lighted area to the right of the entry way to the L train station in Canarsie, Booklyn. (Don Hogan Charles of The New York Times)

I have a blog post up over at my blog Double Consciousness about the recent inter-racial police shooting in New York:

“If you speak with nine out of 10 officers of color they would tell you that when they hear sirens, in their head they are thinking: ‘I hope these cops know that I’m one of the good guys.’”

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