Author: Simon Balto

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Running from Cops

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On June 18, 2019

I finally finished the six-episode “Running from Cops” podcast. It is fantastic and infuriating, detailing the ways that shows like Cops and Live PD have purposefully and unethically disto

Flint

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On June 13, 2019

Charges against all officials responsible for the poisoning of Flint’s water supply have been dropped. Everyone reading this news should be furious. Then they should go read Anna Clark’s T

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Male Privilege Kills

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On June 6, 2019
This is…wow. An advertising agency has created the first-ever attachment designed to convert a standard CPR dummy into a female version. The product, which has been produced by New York-based creative agency JOAN, was designed following a recent study by Dr Audrey Blewer which found that women suffering from a cardiac arrest in public are 27 per cent […]
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On Tuesday, a jury in Minneapolis found former Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) officer Mohamed Noor guilty of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter–a conviction stemming from Noor’s 2017 shooting of Justine Ruszczyk. The night of Ruszcyk’s killing, Noor was following up on two calls that Ruszczyk had made to the MPD in which she said she […]

New Book Monday

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On April 22, 2019

My new book is officially out today. Occupied Territory is a project that dates back to my early years in graduate school, which makes this a book roughly a decade in the making. The book takes a hard

Occupied Territory

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On March 26, 2019

Forgive the self-indulgence, but over the weekend I got to hold a copy of my book in my hands for the first time. Later in the weekend, I got word that copies ordered directly from UNC Press had begun

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