In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, journalist Chris Mooney decided to see what psychologists could tell him about racial prejudice.
He started by looking at America’s racial paradox: On the one hand, overt expressions of prejudice have grown markedly less common than they were in the Archie Bunker era. And yet, the killings of Michael Brown, Jordan Davis, Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin, and so many others remind us that we are far from a prejudice-free society.
Mooney learned that science offers an explanation for this paradox, albeit a very uncomfortable one. To find out what it is—and to learn how we can begin to fix our racist brains—clickhere. [READ MORE]
updated 1:45 AM EST, Tue November 25, 2014
(CNN) — Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down — as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson — the files remain locked up.
But in an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown’s death have been released to the public.
Late Monday night, officials made available 24 volumes of material, covering 23 meetings that the grand jury held between August 20 and November 21.
A CNN team is going through all of the court documents. Here’s what has emerged so far from that review:
Wilson had never used his weapon on duty before theshooting
Wilson had never fired his gun on duty before shooting Michael Brown, he told the grand jury. FULL ARTICLE