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Black Lives Matter news and analysis from The Nation
April 15, 2021
It’s Time to Kick Armed Cops Off the Road
We should not have to live in a world where the police can kill young men like Daunte Wright for committing traffic violations.
April 12, 2021
For Black Lives Matter Protesters, There Are No Days Off
In the midst of Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, police in suburban Minneapolis killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man.
April 8, 2021
How the Supreme Court Gave Cops a License to Kill
Derek Chauvin’s defense team is hoping that the 1989
Graham v. Connor
ruling will be his ticket to acquittal.
April 6, 2021
Arradondo Condemned Him, but All Cops Are Derek Chauvin
During his testimony Monday, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo attempted to wipe his department’s hands clean in the death of George Floyd.
April 6, 2021
The Blue Wall of Silence Is Crumbling Around Derek Chauvin
For one of the first times in memory, police are testifying against one of their own. But will it lead to an actual conviction?
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April 2, 2021
The Derek Chauvin Trial Is One Battle in a Wider War
The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for nearly 10 minutes is facing multiple murder charges. But the trial, which began here on Monday, is part of a larger fight.
March 18, 2021
Steve Phillips: How the Democrats Can Win in Ohio
Plus Carol Sobel on Black Lives Matter vs. the LAPD.
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March 11, 2021
The Acquittal of Derek Chauvin Has Already Begun
The jury selection process, which started this week, shows how the cop who killed George Floyd can, and likely will, win.
February 26, 2021
Reckoning With a Year of Shared Isolation, Pandemic, and Protest
The pandemic has energized collective action on both the left and right.
February 17, 2021
‘What Does It Mean to Be Black and Alive Right Now?’
, Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham preserve an archive and envision new worlds.