Friday, September 11, 2009
Jury picked to review Gates arrest
Twelve people from across the country have been chosen to serve on an independent panel to review the arrest of a black Harvard scholar at his home by a white police officer, Cambridge officials said Thursday. This was reported by the Associated Press.
This panel was created by city leaders, after the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, in July. I like the fact it is diverse panel from all over the country. Racial profiling has and is still a big issue in the United States. The numbers are staggering of minorities here in America who get targeted every day because of their ethnicity.
Sadly it is only when a prominent member of society gets (or in this case I guess I have to be fair and say allegedly targeted), that the issue even makes local news. The panel members were chosen based on their diverse professional backgrounds and their experience with community relations and conflict resolution.
Source: Associated Press