On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, a grand jury in Staten Island, New York, decided that there was not enough evidence to prosecute officers involved in the death of Eric Garner. This case, and that of Michael Brown, highlights the issue of police brutality and the use of excessive force.
Many question whether policies such as “stop and frisk” and the war on drugs are leading to excessive police militarization. Here’s what you need to know about conducting yourself in a police confrontation. Read more