Yesterday, researchers published a study in Science that examines how Chicago police officers’ racial & gender identities might influence how they engage with Black & Latinx citizens. It
I have an article in the Washington Post‘s “Made By History” section today about the calls for community control of the police, issued by Fred Hampton and other members of the Black
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 i
I have a new piece up at Public Books as part of their “Crisis Cities” series, laying out why the history of policing in the United States is not compatible with reformist arguments. (I di
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
Important read from Caroline Randall Williams. I don’t think this is true of most LGM readers, but this is especially important if you’re a white person disingenuously (or cluelessly) sayi
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, expl
Minneapolis is disbanding its police department.