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Racism and Campus Cops

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On June 6, 2021
At the core of all policing in the United States is pure, unadulterated racism. Lots of white liberals don’t want to believe this. But the historical evidence in favor of this point is pretty overwhelming. From slave patrols to locking Black people up for “vagrancy” during Reconstruction to the War on Drugs, it’s been a […]
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Are There Good Cops? Part 4

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On April 21, 2021
In the South, the answer may well be no. Almost a year ago, the roaring chants echoed in the streets: Defund the police! Abolish the police! The tide of public opinion spurred some of the nation’s more liberal cities into action. Los Angeles cut $150 million from its police department budget, New York City pledged […]
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Are There Good Cops? Part 1

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On April 17, 2021
Over the next several days at least, I am going to be linking to and writing up a bunch of stories about the police under the following thesis: Most cops are bad and that when we talk about “good cops,” it’s up to the police to prove that to us. Even I as a middle-class […]

Slogan v. Policy

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On September 27, 2020

That the police are nightmarish in this nation is a huge understatement. We hardly need to explain it at this point. Calls to defund or abolish the policy are morally correct. But they are also probab

On Cop Media

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On June 6, 2020

Alyssa Rosenberg has a very interesting piece noting at how a century of cop films and then television shows has served as propaganda for the fascists running amok in our cities today. Like many other

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