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Malcolm X

Protecting America's black community

Protecting America's black community

There have been so many shootings of black men by white police officers that it is easy to lose count and to forget the names of the fallen victims. Corey Jones, the 31-year-old church drummer and housing inspector gunned down in South Florida last month after his car broke down is just the latest. Each fatal shooting is followed-up with the same bogus police reports detailing the necessary use of deadly force to defend, protect and uphold the law. (Jones had a licensed gun in his vehicle, though there's no evidence he pointed it at the rookie white officer who killed him.)

Much of the national talk about ending the bloodshed focuses on the changes the white community, and police in...