Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

S.C. tragedy: Nine victims, one shooter, thousands to blame

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” — Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.  Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white supremacist high school dropout charged with the murder of nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week, likely acted alone. But there are lots of people with Read More…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

We could learn about policing from the British

In Manchester, one of Great Britain’s largest cities, only 209 of the 6,700 police officers carry guns. These officers are bound by tight restrictions, Sir Peter Fahy, chief of the Greater Manchester Police, told the Washington Post recently. Shooting at moving vehicles, at suspects fleeing a scene or at those brandishing knives is forbidden except Read More…

Columnists Lekan Oguntoyinbo Opinion

Reacting with dignity and respect may help curb abuses by police

Like many people, I was horrified by video footage of a beefy, white police officer seizing a slight, bikini-clad black female teenager, slamming her to the ground and pinning her down with his knee in a subdivision in McKinney, Texas. Kudos to the city’s police chief for swiftly opening an investigation into this incident and Read More…