The Naked Truth
Published in the Capital City Hues newspaper – September 24, 2017
Once again, the St. Louis metro region has erupted into righteous outage with the acquittal of Jason Stockley. Stockley is a disgraced former St. Louis cop who killed an unarmed Black man in 2011. It’s been three years since the Ferguson Rebellion after the shooting of yet another unarmed Black man. That was Michael Brown, this time it was Anthony Lamar Smith. The haunting question is what we have learned about justice and injustice since 2014.
I won’t spend time going into all the details about this case. Just trust me when I say that of any officer-involved shooting, this was the case that should’ve resulted in a conviction of some degree. If not first-degree murder, then second degree or manslaughter. But nothing! Read more