Flint Farmer was laying face down on the parkway grass after being shot in the thigh and abdomen by Chicago police officer Gildardo Sierra.
Hundreds rallied in Chicago recently to demand justice for victims of police crimes and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council.
The debate, held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, drew not only workers who are members of unions but people impacted by the economic crisis in many different ways.
I sat for two hours copying word for word the reports of the gunshot wounds that ultimately killed 26 people in Newark. Most of them died from gunshot wounds in the back.
Alton Logan spent 26 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, because evidence exonerating him was concealed by officers of the Chicago Police Department.
A standing room only crowd of nearly 2000 people welcomed renowned activist and scholar Angela Davis to Detroit to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her acquittal.
The controversy erupted when Mayor Ed Lee made it known he was thinking about stop-and frisk for this city.
Some 300 organizations joined together in a show of solidarity over the New York Police Department's "stop and frisk" policy.
In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.
Over 684.000 people were subjected to the New York Police Department's aggressive tactics in 2011, a 14 percent increase over the previous year.