An 18-month investigation by the New York Daily News and ProPublica showed that more than 500 New Yorkers were evicted by a little-known law tactic enforced by the New York City Police Department. Tellingly, most of those removed were not white.
A recent study by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation indicates that public opinion has shifted significantly in light of repeated killings of unarmed people of color, setting the stage for a possible day of reckoning.
During his speech on gun violence, the president was moved to tears as he referred to the slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but the Associated Press says that the strategies he outlined would not have prevented that or some other recent mass shootings.