“Police officers that can’t commit to treating everyone fairly, and with the minimum necessary force to be safe, need re-training, or dismissal, or, ultimately, jail.”
OPINION: Congressman Andy Kim: A Leader with Moral Courage
“Congressman Andy Kim speaks for his constituents and is unafraid to stand for the American values of equality under the law and justice for all.”
OPINION: Silence equals complicity. I won’t be silent.
“I will grieve with my friends and stand with them demanding justice and change, knowing full well that I can never know their pain because the color of my skin affords me a level of comfort that they have never had.”
OPINION: Enough is enough
“…in our country the combination of guns and racism has led to black families not being shocked when their loved ones are murdered…”
EXCLUSIVE: Calls to police skyrocketed after hiring of Philly Starbucks manager who was on duty during #StarbucksWhileBlack arrests
In the year leading up to the recent #StarbucksWhileBlack arrests of two men, calls from the Philadelphia Center City (Rittenhouse Square) Starbucks to the Philadelphia Police Department dramatically spiked. This spike coincided with the hiring of a new manager, who was on duty at the time of the arrests.