Category Archives: police violence

Reforming police departments

As I began this, I picked up an excellent Mother Jones article, “A Road Map for Getting Rid of Racist Cops,” about this deeply entrenched problem. It’s in the form of a Q&A — Q’s by Mother Jones journalist Samantha … Continue reading

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The problem with cops and soldiers

From Harper’s Weekly Review: The Philadelphia police union demanded a 5 percent “accountability pay” salary increase in exchange for agreeing to wear body cameras, and a Beverly Hills police officer was accused of playing music by the Nineties ska-punk band … Continue reading

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“Compare and contrast” US vs Russia

Remember those “compare and contrast” essay questions we used to get in school? I’m still in school — eternally in school — so let’s do another US vs Russia contrast. Russia: in response to the mass non-violent protests supporting Alexey … Continue reading

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