May 8, 2020

ITT Sound Off: Policing in the Pandemic

The COVID-19 story is a POC story. Maria and Julio work through a devastating news cycle. They talk about policing during the pandemic and the disproportionate brutality toward people of color, the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, and the death of Carlos Ernesto Escobar Mejia, who passed from COVID-19 related complications while being detained by ICE. ITT Staff Picks: - Charles M. Blow writes in this op-ed for The New York Times: "Arbery had committed no offense. His only offense, the thing that drew suspicion, was that he was black and male and running through these white men's neighborhood." - Marcos Bretón writes about two high-profile police confrontations in the Sacramento area last week, and their different outcomes for the The Sacramento Bee. - The spread of the coronavirus is shifting into rural areas where access to healthcare is farther away. And poor, predominantly African American communities are being affected, via the Associated Press.  

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