If you are awarded a grammy, you are considered to be the best artist among your peers. The problem is, the Grammys is a white-dominated organization and while it has long "included" non-white people, specifically Black people in the music business, the industry continues to support, promote and reward music that is harmful to black people in general and black women and girls specifically.
Two years after CMPD officer Randall Kerrick unmercifully gunned down an unarmed Johnathan Ferrell and after a implicitly biased jury could not agree to convict Kerrick on manslaughter charges, the city of Charlotte has agreed to pay $179,989.59 in a separation agreement.
Kerrick was charged with voluntary manslaughter after he fatally shot 24 yr old Jonathan Ferrell ten times after a traffic accident on Sept. 14, 2013. Within days the CMPD investigator recommended Kerrick be criminally charged after which his pay was suspended.
The city reached a settlement with Ferrell’s family for $2.25 million.
Charlotte Mayor Dan Clodfelter referencing the agreement to pay Kerrick said, “This resolution allows CMPD and the Charlotte community to move forward in the healing process and continue our work together on open, candid and wide-ranging community dialogue about community and police relations,”.