As the Philando Castile Verdict Shows, a Murder Charge in the Death of Jordan Edwards Was Only a Start

When Balch Spring police Officer Roy Oliver was charged with murder last month in the death of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, some in Dallas saw the arc of justice bending, at long last, in the right direction.But news from Minnesota on Friday, that a jury had acquitted a police officer of all charges in the shooting death of Philando Castile, shows just how tentative that hope really is. And just how important it is that prosecutors here pursue their case with utmost vigor.  Continue reading...

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