This summer, I continued to work as a legal intern at the Law Office of James V. Cook, a local civil rights attorney who handles police and prison cases ranging from failure to treat to excessive force. For it to be considered a civil rights case, there needs to be a violation of consitutional rights….
Whether or not you agree with the Take A Knee movement, we need to understand it in context. It reflects a desire to make America’s promises available to all citizens, and a legacy of using controversial tactics to push all of us to think more deeply about uncomfortable issues. It is the modern day civil rights movement.