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“Shielding Children From Talk of Ferguson and Garner”

Rachel L. Swarns is a New York Times columnist. She is also, apparently, a black woman. I say “apparently,” because I had no reason to know this until yesterday, when in her column The Working Life, she shared with us … Continue reading

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Two newspaper opinion pieces on the Eric Garner case

Yesterday’s New York Times’ opinion page published an intelligent explication from two law students, Shakeer Rahman and Sam Barr, about the “legal rules that enable police violence.” It begins with one pertinent case and one strong-minded victim who tried to … Continue reading

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Who sues? Some violent lawsuits

Some true stories about violence wrongfully committed on innocent people by government agencies sworn to keep us safe and at peace. Although some of these incidents could be called accidental, they’re still wrong. A lawsuit is a way of getting some justice and establishing a baseline for such dangerous work vis-a-vis average citizens. Continue reading

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