Spartanburg, SC, November 11, 2005- Officer Clevon Boyd provided insight into the arrest process having been previously arrested and now a police officer. Among the many topics discussed were police brutality, law enforcement/citizen interaction, and the resistance/control continuum paradigm. Officer Corey Cole added that the community must understand the jigsaw puzzle of probable cause and reasonable suspicion that begins many interactions with law enforcement. We appreciate Officers Boyd and Cole giving so freely of their time. Kudos to the USC Upstate NAACP Chapter for another excellent program.
OurLives Matter PSA
The “Our Lives Matters” project was inspired by the extrajudicial killings of minorities, particularly boys of color who are targeted on a daily basis. Fear of these young men continues to be seen as justification for the use of deadly force.