Author: Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The trial of acquitted St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley offers a glimpse into why cops who use deadly force are rarely convicted of murder

Former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley is the latest in the revolving door of cops who walk free after being charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment and an array of other crimes. In a disproportionate number of these cases, the victims are mostly young, unarmed African American or Hispanic males. The names of the most recent victims are by now familiar: Samuel DuBose, Sylville Smith, Philando Castile and Terence Crutcher — four black men slain by police in three cities at four different times. Now with Stockley’s acquittal by a judge we can add the name of Anthony...

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Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial did not possess all the social elements that made Simpson’s case so fascinating

It is tempting to compare the Bill Cosby trial to the OJ Simpson trial. Cosby is a mega-celebrity. He’s got a lot of money and before his fall and disgrace he was much admired by millions as a man who embodied the best in fatherhood. This is where the similarity with Simpson ends, in and out of court. There was allure to Simpson’s film and celebrated football career. But he didn’t come close to attaining the wealth and universal fame and admiration the public had for Cosby. It was really the heavy-duty charges and their sensationalism that gripped the...

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