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Police Brutality is Never Punished

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On February 17, 2021
Of course: A grand jury has dismissed assault charges against two suspended Buffalo police officers who were filmed last summer pushing an elderly protester who fell to the ground and went to the hospital with a brain injury. At a Thursday news conference, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn did not explain the jury’s decision-making, […]
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Blind Justice

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On July 15, 2020
The cops have all sorts of “non-lethal technology.” But that non-lethal technology also can destroy lives. And the cops lie about that too. Protests erupted in cities across the country on May 30, the Saturday after George Floyd’s death in police custody in Minneapolis. As law enforcement officers moved to clear the streets, some fired […]
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One frustration I have with our racial politics is how we rightfully talk about repression of Black communities but don’t connect it well with the Latino community, which is not only the nation’s largest minority community but also faces the exact same problems, including police repression. As Tucson reminds us: It was another gruesome video […]
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