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Simon is of course the expert on police violence on this blog. But I know this literature OK and feel confident enough about it to say that the police have always been a violent force of thugs used to beat up workers, kill people of color, and intimidate anyone who challenges their authority. I just […]

Confront the Cops

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On July 18, 2019

Of course Daniel Pantaleo, the murderer of Eric Garner, got off scot-free. Of course he did. That’s because cops are allowed to kill black people with impunity. On Tuesday, the Department of Jus

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The Cleveland police are protesting Browns players kneeling during the national anthem by doing their jobs and respecting the flag like they claim to believe oh actually also refusing to participate in flag ceremonies. Cleveland’s police union will not be holding the American flag for a pregame ceremony for the Brown’s first game Sept. 10, […]

How Fascism Becomes Entrenched

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On April 10, 2017
From Lake County, Florida, this is pretty incredible. This is what the derangement caused by the militarization of our police looks like. pic.twitter.com/NMNjmtWa5c — Jack Smith IV (@JackSmithIV) April 9, 2017 Or as this guy says: These cops look like they're going to create a caliphate and behead moderate police officers https://t.co/3nWOsddEGt — Staff Sgt. […]
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Another day, more police officers getting off scot free after the wanton murder of African-Americans. On June 23, 2012, Darren Rainey, a schizophrenic man serving time for cocaine possession, was thrown into a prison shower at the Dade Correctional Institution. The water was turned up top 180 degrees — hot enough to steep tea or […]

Racial Unity?

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On July 16, 2016

Stacey Patton convincingly argues that Hillary Clinton speech about racial unity was wrongheaded. Beyond that, Clinton’s call for everyone to “do the work” to unite against hatred overlooks the

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