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Eric Garner news and analysis from The Nation
November 7, 2019
The NYPD Needs to Change a Lot More Than Its Commissioner
Despite attempts to reform New York City’s Police Department, its methods remain troubling and its rank-and-file resistant to change.
Alex S. Vitale
August 21, 2019
A Killer Cop Gets Fired, and Somehow the Cops Are Angry
Daniel Pantaleo suffered the absolute minimal consequence for killing Eric Garner. The fact that the police union is throwing a tantrum is sick and outrageous.
July 25, 2019
Eric Garner’s Killer Got a Raise—and de Blasio Did Nothing
That and 10 other times the New York City mayor failed to hold Officer Daniel Pantaleo to account.
Jumaane D. Williams
August 13, 2015
The Work of Art in the Age of Spectacular Reproduction
The Internet gives us an unearned relation to the present, and the visual art of JR is perfectly aligned with it.
July 28, 2015
Black Love Matters
A dispatch from the inaugural gathering of a proudly diffuse, rapidly growing, hyper-local movement for black lives.
Mark Winston Griffith
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July 27, 2015
An Open Letter to the NBA Players Traveling to Israel
The NBA’s trip to Israel—sponsored by Sheldon Adelson—raises questions for players who aligned themselves with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
June 17, 2015
You Can’t Fix ‘Broken Windows’, So End It Now
After a year of tragedies, framed by the deaths of Eric Garner and Kalief Browder, it’s time for our leaders to discard this racist and immoral idea.
March 23, 2015
Who’s Accountable for Ferguson’s Crimes? No One, It Seems
Here’s another reminder that “personal responsibility” is a principle relevant only to the poor and the black.
January 8, 2015
The District Attorney Who Failed to Secure an Indictment Against Eric Garner’s Killer May Be Running for Congress
Could the new civil rights movement thwart the Staten Island DA’s ambitions?
December 22, 2014
Poetry and Voting in the Age of Eric Garner
Poet Crystal Valentine: “Maybe politics aren’t Armageddon enough for us”