Eric Garner, Broken Windows and Depersonalization

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Garner protest

Simcha Fisher writes for The National Catholic Register on the murder of Eric Garner by police, and “broken windows” policies in general. She writes, “One of the horrors of the Eric Garner case is that the officer involved let himself hear the words ‘I can’t breathe’ eleven separate times, but he did not let go of the man’s neck. Garner is dead, and the officer has killed a man. . . This must end.” Read the whole piece here: Eric Garner, Broken Windows and Depersonalization. Watch a video about the case after the jump:

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Police Who Fatally Shot 12 Year Old Didn’t Give Him First Aid

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Tamir Rice

Police officers in Cleveland who fatally shot a 12 year old boy who was playing with a toy gun in the park, did not attempt to give him first aid. Lord, have mercy. Pray for peace and an end to the culture of death. Read the story from The New York Post here: Police Who Fatally Shot 12 Year Old Didn’t Give Him First Aid

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Working for Peace in Ferguson

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Fr. Robert Rosebrough

Fr. Robert Rosebrough marched for civil rights in the 1960s. Today he is helping his parish in Ferguson, Missouri, respond to the shooting death of an unarmed African American teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer. As Pope Paul VI said, “If you want peace work for justice.” Read the story about Fr. Rosebrough’s ministry in America here: Working for Peace in Ferguson

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Misc: As Iraqi Christians in US Watch They See ‘Slow Motion Genocide’

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Please Help Iraqi Christians

“We are called the Church of Martyrs. . . Our faith isn’t a theory. . . It’s a person and we’re called to be like him. . . We carry the cross for a reason.”

Chaldean Catholics of Iraq in the US are being forced to watch as ISIS attacks their people. Read more about their response to the crisis in The New York Times here: As Iraqi  Christians in US Watch They See ‘Slow Motion Genocide’

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