I wrote this after watching the second day of the trial of Derek Chauvin. I reflect on several of the parallels between this trial and the final days in the life of Jesus the Christ. I write in explicit terms about death and violence, so if these are sensitive topics for you, please consider whether … Continue reading Centurion On Trial, Day 2
In addition to the night of his neighborhood block party, Phil has had other negative experiences with police. Hear those stories now. Fit the Profile: Phil is stopped by police in Center City Philadelphia looking for a suspect who is nothing like him, except that they both have dark skin. Followed: In high school, Phil … Continue reading Phil Waller
Rob, who wished to be anonymous for this project, grew up in North Philadelphia, in a Latino family. From stories he heard from his family members, he learned to be wary of the otherwise friendly presentation of police that he was learning in school. Soon, his own experiences would confirm his family's warnings. Early Experiences: … Continue reading Rob
Amy is a health care professional who lives in North Philadelphia. One morning, her neighbor was rushed to the hospital after suffering from convulsions. Amy learned that, while being treated, she had been arrested. She went with her neighbor's mother to the hospital, to see if her medical background could help this family get answers. … Continue reading Amy Liao
Patrick lives with his wife and children in South Philadelphia.
Growing up in Baltimore, Patrick was the target of police harassment on several occasions. Hear more of his story now.