The Paisano

It is not about race

Graphic of police officer beating a man on the ground

Brent Davis

September 19, 2018

Amber Guyger did not shoot Botham Jean because he was black! No, today’s story will not be about race, but about how the police are handling the situation and not being held to a higher standard when it comes to crimes they commit.  To show I have no overwhelming bias I would like to say I am an African A...

Violence and Masculinity

Justice Lovin

October 11, 2017

Part of the horror of mass shootings is their apparent arbitrariness. Unlike sanctioned violence—shootings by the military or police—mass shootings leave people thinking “that could have happened to me” and thus prompt a larger response. This is an essential difference between the two types of shoot...

Suicide by police

Kade Davis

October 4, 2017

On the evening of Sept. 16, Scout Schultz created a disruption with a multi-tool knife on the Georgia Tech campus. When the police arrived, Schultz pleaded with one of them to shoot and kill Schultz; one officer ultimately complied. From there, Georgia Tech students protested, and this became yet another...

Bill seeks to protect police, may make holding them accountable harder

April 7, 2015

Texans’ rights to film police may be under scrutiny after the introduction of House Bill 2918 — a bill outlawing the filming, recording, photographing or documenting of police within a 25-foot radius. Representative Jason Villalba, R-Dallas, proposed HB 2918in response to increasing police fi...