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ACAB

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On January 26, 2023
A student of mine told me about this situation in Atlanta before it led to violence and this is just crazy stuff. Basically, the Atlanta Police Department wants to log off a big ol’ forest in an area that increasingly is cutting them all down for development and create a new training center so it […]

Our Killer Cops

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On April 23, 2022

To say the least, it is beyond unacceptable for American cops to murder about 100 people a year during routine traffic stops. Police in the US have killed nearly 600 people during traffic stops since

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Prosecute the Murderers

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On June 10, 2021
There are no good cops. But at least we are moving toward prosecuting the very worst of the racist murderers. Three police officers in Tacoma, Wash., were charged on Thursday in the killing of a Black man who had pleaded “I can’t breathe,” after they punched him, squeezed his neck, pressed on his back and […]
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Keisha Blain is one of our most important historians of Black history. At The Baffler, she has an important essay on Black women’s long efforts to end police violence. You need to read it. An excerpt: The Bumpurs and Taylor cases offer a longer perspective on how we came to the point where it was […]

Ban Tear Gas

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On May 2, 2021

In our conversations about the disaster that is American policing, one thing that is not coming up as often as it should is that the police should not be allowed to use tear gas. There are lots of rea

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Are There Good Cops? Part 8

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On April 27, 2021
Watch the show, folks! A Virginia State Police trooper who is seen in a viral video telling a Black driver “you are going to get your a– whooped” before violently removing the man from his car in 2019 is no longer with the agency, a spokeswoman said. VSP Communications Director Corinne Geller said her agency […]
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