Policeman - Norman Rockwell

I recall visits from Officer Friendly in grammar school. Unfortunately, for many people of color, especially African-Americans, to serve and protect is the last thing associated with our police force. For too long, cops have killed African-Americans alleging a wallet or cell phone looked like a weapon. Lately, a college bound teen is dead for walking in the street.

My latest post on Huffington Post deals with Ferguson and the portrayal African-Americans. Sam Cooke sang, “A Change is Gonna Come.” How long will we stand by and allow police brutality to go unchecked?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronda-lee/what-ever-happened-to-officer-friendly-ferguson_b_5692375.html