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A quarter century before Chauvin, another cop was convicted of murder

The New York Times reported the conviction of that cop, Paolo Colecchia. I had forgotten his name. But I will never forget the name of the man he murdered: Levi Gaines. His full name was Nathaniel Levi Gaines, Jr. but … Continue reading

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Why do cops brandish their guns?

That’s the surface question. The real question is: why do all cops carry guns? Why? I know every police department has a fat manual in which standard operating procedures are detailed. In these details, I’m sure there are rules governing … Continue reading

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