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Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in About Blackacre, Blackacre, Charlottesville, Colin Kaepernick, Constitutional Rights, Donald Trump, Excessive Force, Flag Protest, Football, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, National Anthem, Patriotism, politics, Professional Sports, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, Silent Protest, Think Tank | 8 comments

The ‘Knee Thing’

We confess that the issue of political speech is complex, especially when it concerns patriotism and race. A Cleveland Tennessee business owner is pulling his...

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2016 in About Blackacre, Adversity, Black Lives Matter, Blackacre, crime, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform, Dallas Police Shootings, Domestic Terrorism, Eric garner, Excessive Force, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Love, Mass Shootings, Orlando Massacre, Police Abuse, politics, Post Traumatic Stress, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public health, Public Policy, Race, Reconciliation, Slain Police, Terrorism | 6 comments

Children of Hate

Two men, miles apart sit alone in their rooms, vastly different yet eerily similar. One is clad in cowboy boots and western wear, with cigarettes butts, empty beer cans...

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 in About Blackacre, Black Issues, Black Lives Matter, Black on Black Crime, Blackacre, Civil Rights, crime, Criminal Justice, Dallas Police Shootings, Excessive Force, Freddie Gray, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Mass Shootings, politics, Progressive Think Tank, Race, Slain Police, Tamir Rice, Walter Scott | 9 comments

Missing the Boat

Be very careful. Any encounter with the police, whether shopping in a Walmart (John Crawford III), playing in a park with a toy gun (Tamir Rice), a broken taillight...

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Posted by on Nov 8, 2015 in About Blackacre, Black Lives Matter, Black on Black Crime, Blackacre, crime, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform, Excessive Force, Family and Children, Justice, Leadership, Officer Slam, Parenting, Police Abuse, Police Video, politics, Poverty, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Progressives, Public Policy, Public Schools, Race, Recording the Police, School Discipline, social welfare, Socio Economics, Think Tank | 2 comments

Guest Blog: Officer Slam, a Different Perspective

Guest Blog: Officer Slam, a Different Perspective

Preface We have an addiction of which we are not ashamed. It involves no needles or controlled substances, no dealers or criminal exposure. We are addicted to writing...

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Posted by on Nov 1, 2015 in About Blackacre, Ben Carson, Black Issues, Black Lives Matter, Black on Black Crime, Blackacre, crime, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice System Reform, Education, Excessive Force, Family and Children, Justice, Officer Slam, Police Abuse, Police Video, politics, Poverty, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Progressives, Public Policy, Recording the Police, Think Tank | 16 comments

Officer Slam

Officer Slam

By now most have seen the video of the encounter between the officer and the female student from South Carolina’s Spring Valley High School. This is but the latest in...

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