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The Root: Pittsburgh’s Police Chief—the #EndWhiteSilence Twitpic Cop—Isn’t What He’s Cracked Up to Be

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay was praised across the nation when he was photographed on New Year’s Eve holding a sign that said, “I resolve to challenge racism @ work #EndWhiteSilence.” It provided stark contrast to the incompetence of cops in Ferguson, Mo., the belligerence of police unions in New York and the hostility that many departments were showing in the wake of nationwide #BlackLivesMatter protests against police brutality. 1,352 more words

Jason Johnson Weekly Column

Ex-Student, Pittsburgh Police Spar Over Legal Fees

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawyers for the city and a black former performing arts student who successfully sued three officers for wrongful arrest are sparring over legal expenses. 333 more words