Chapter 10: Criminal Justice

A. See the review of Jill Leovy’s book Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America [link] and Bill Keller’s interview with Leovy, “Ghettoside’s Author Jill Leovy on What We Have Learned Since Rodney King” [link]

B. Montrell Jackson Tragedy



“These are trying times. Please don’t let hate infect your heart.”


Montrell Jackson was a police officer in Baton Rouge killed by a lone gunman seeking retribution against the police. Jackson was a father of a four month old son at the time of his death. Two weeks before he died, Jackson posted the following Facebook status in response to increased violence between black civilians and cops in the summer of 2016:

Read more on Montrell Jackson’s story here.

More coming soon.