After Police-Involved Deaths, Civil Rights Activists Issue a …

Mic on Jul 7, 2016

After Police-Involved Deaths, Civil Rights Activists Issue a …

“I think we can say that it’s all necessary and, unfortunately, it’s very necessary,” said Rob Widell, an associate professor of history at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston whose work focuses on of the civil rights movement, in a phone interview on Thursday. Because violence against African-Americans is an “age-old thing,” he noted, the activist response has always pointed toward a call for justice and police accountability.