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Spain has resorted to violent state repression in the face of today’s referendum on Catalan independence. The latest from Reuters (at the time of writing) is that more than 760 people have been injured in clashes with the police. If you haven’t been following this one, the basics are as follows: Catalan separatists scheduled yet […]
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To the Fainting Couch

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On June 16, 2017
A police officer gets away with murdering a black person even though the murder is recorded? I just can’t believe it! Minnesota police officer, whose fatal shooting of a black motorist transfixed the nation when his girlfriend livestreamed the aftermath, was acquitted of all charges on Friday. The officer, Jeronimo Yanez, had been charged with […]
The grotesque protection of police violence against any limits or consequences continues unabated. Andrew Scott and his girlfriend were playing video games in their Florida apartment late at night when they heard a loud banging at the front door. Scott, who was understandably disturbed, retrieved the handgun that he lawfully owned, then opened the door […]
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Racial Unity?

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On July 16, 2016
Stacey Patton convincingly argues that Hillary Clinton speech about racial unity was wrongheaded. Beyond that, Clinton’s call for everyone to “do the work” to unite against hatred overlooks the fundamental fact that it’s whites — and only whites — who must work to fix the racist structures in our society. … To quote another historical […]

SWAT

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On July 13, 2016

Worth remembering in this age of extreme police militarization that the concept of the SWAT team came straight out of the LAPD after Watts in the mind of a very nice man named Daryl Gates. In case you

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