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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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Assault in the military > cops > domestic violence > white supremacists

I read the Times story, “After Failures to Curb Sexual Assault, a Move Toward a Major Shift in Military Law: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has fought for years to remove commanders from deciding assault cases. Now, more colleagues and a Pentagon … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter. Walmart and Trump do not

From Harper’s Weekly Review: Philadelphia imposed a curfew after police officers shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr., a 27-year-old black man, after which Walmart removed guns and ammunition from displays nationwide, citing concern about looting, but then walked back the … Continue reading

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