Archives for: March 9th, 2015

 A recent tragedy in Chapel Hill has quickly become a source of controversy around the globe. Last month, 46-year-old Craig Hicks was charged with shooting and killing three Muslims—a husband, wife, and the wife’s sister. The shootings sparked concerns that the violence may have been motivated by race and religion.

According to Hicks, the shootings were motivated by an argument over parking. However, the family of the victims’ believe his actions constituted a hate crime. According to the sister’s father, Hicks had frequently harassed the girls for being Muslims and wearing head scarves. [...]

The recent shootings of unarmed black men in Missouri and New York have awakened the public to a disturbingly prevalent problem in our country—police brutality. Police brutality refers to the use of physical, verbal, or psychological intimidation by an officer of the law. Far too often, American citizens have been physically abused or forced into a statement by corrupt police officers.

In an effort to combat this problem, many cities in North Carolina—Greensboro included—have started outfitting police officers with body cameras. In Greensboro, these cameras are small—a little over three inches in length—and [...]