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Police brutality news and analysis from The Nation
May 13, 2022
The American Justice System Has Failed Us All
As Americans watch from the sidelines, the courts and the legal system continue to visibly fumble in the dark for legitimacy of any sort.
Karen J. Greenberg
March 16, 2022
What Actually Killed Breonna Taylor?
Mounting evidence suggests that a redevelopment effort in Louisville contributed to the deadly raid on Taylor’s home.
March 9, 2022
The Practical Politics of Police Abolition
Becoming an Abolitionist
, Derecka Purnell examines how one cannot separate putting an end to policing from broader struggles for freedom.
March 4, 2022
Yes, Black Voters Feel Let Down by Biden
From police reform to voting rights, Black voters are still waiting for action from the administration they helped put in power.
February 23, 2022
In Minneapolis, the Cycle of Police Violence Continues
Amir Locke was sleeping. Daunte Wright was going to the car wash. George Floyd was at the corner store. When and where are Black people safe from police?
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February 3, 2022
The Police State Is Failing Officers Too
Alternatives to policing are critical to the health and safety of both overpoliced people, historically and predominantly Black and brown, and the police themselves.
December 28, 2021
Daunte Wright’s Family Gets Accountability, if Not Justice
The jury’s Christmas Eve verdict that veteran office Kim Potter was guilty of manslaughter is “a critical step on the road to justice.”
December 14, 2021
The Death of Glenn Foster
The former NFL player was killed in police custody. His family and friends and trying to piece together what happened.
LeAlan M. Jones
December 10, 2021
Systemic Sadism at the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office
As the trial begins today of one officer accused of beating a man to death for the “crime” of driving his own car, a new PBS documentary flips the script on a department lionized by
November 19, 2021
Kyle Rittenhouse Has Gotten Away With Murder—as Predicted
Rittenhouse’s acquittal is not a “miscarriage” of justice, as some might claim. It is our white justice system working as intended.