Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: America’s cop trials are huge charades

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Shockley is the latest in the never-ending revolving door of police officers charged with murder, manslaughter, reckless endangerment or any other of the many charges brought against cops who wantonly kill and walk free. The victims in a disproportionate number of cases are mostly young unarmed African-American or Hispanic Read More…

Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion Religion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: A long, tough road to conviction

These are the known facts in the slaying of 15-year old Jordan Edwards by former Balch Springs, Texas police officer, Roy Oliver. Edwards had no criminal record. He was unarmed. He posed no threat to the officer. The facts were straightforward enough that Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson wasted no time in filing murder Read More…

Columnists Earl Ofari Hutchinson Opinion

THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Breaking the blue code of silence

The day after Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler announced first-degree manslaughter charges would be filed against Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby for gunning down distressed motorist Terence Crutcher, the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable and other civil rights organizations held a press conference. They announced that they were calling on the Los Angeles Police Read More…