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Police must be taught that the power entrusted to them is not theirs to use or abuse as they see fit.

While New York City mourns, political opportunists point fingers—but we should really be talking about reforms that would keep everyone safe.

Riot police and protester

Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?

From Bill de Blasio to Eric Holder to Barack Obama to #BlackLivesMatter, right-wing pundits are blaming everyone and everything but the obvious.

Police body camera

Body cameras have been embraced by the police, even as police attack cop-watch patrols.

We need law and policing reform, but first we have to want to end state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans.

Blogs

When the police kill somebody, it’s not “private.”

May 21, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

And other lies your local Officer Friendly tells you.

April 14, 2015

Thabo Sefolosha encountered the NYPD at a club. A fellow NBA player had been stabbed. This interaction ended with Sefolosha being done for the season.

April 10, 2015

In Wisconsin, where another African-American man has been killed, a new law requires outside review of officer-involved deaths.

March 9, 2015

A “scathing” report from the Department of Justice traces discriminatory policing back to the city’s reliance on the fines that accompany tickets and arrests.

March 4, 2015

Activists and organizers gathered at the Schomburg Center to interrogate the current conditions of American policing.

February 25, 2015

At Grand Central Terminal, Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse is the lookout of choice when the police monitor #BlackLivesMatter demonstrators.

February 20, 2015

Advocates say the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act is trying to end sex work by making it too dangerous to perform.

January 29, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015