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Policing Is Unaccountable Violence

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On November 20, 2020
There is a major exposé in the December issue of Rolling Stone on the violence and impunity of the Chicago Police Department. I know the story well and was interviewed for the piece, and still find it horrifying. There is not much here I can pull-quote, because it’s a story unfolding in many parts. Regardless, […]
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The Police Brotherhood

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On August 25, 2020
Ta-Nehisi Coates guest-edited the September issue of Vanity Fair, and assembled a truly remarkable roster of contributors. I recommend many of the essays, but want in particular (for now, at least) to lift up Eve Ewing’s essay on police unions, which continue to be a sticking point around here and elsewhere among liberals. The point […]
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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor has an excellent essay at The New Yorker today, showing how current protests and uprisings have fewer parallels to the 1960s than they do to the 1992 Los Angeles uprising, exploring how the current climate is shaped by the politics and political logics of the 1990s, and arguing (correctly, in my opinion) that […]
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Not to step on Erik’s “On Rioting” post from earlier today, and I have never just screen-grabbed and posted a Twitter thread before, but LGM readers would do well to learn from people like Josie Duffy Rice. I have nothing to add that she doesn’t say here, except that people should listen to her podcast […]
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