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Police brutality news and analysis from The Nation
July 14, 2021
The Violence of Latinx Erasure Starts With Undercounting Victims
The systematic deletion of Latinx people by government databases, media organizations, and Hollywood has enabled killer cops, inhumane immigration policies, and more.
June 28, 2021
Joe Biden and the Age of Blaxhaustion
After saving Biden’s campaign from defeat, Black people had hoped for some relief from the constant racism and attacks. That hasn’t happened.
June 25, 2021
Chauvin Is Sentenced to 22.5 Years. But Who Killed Winston Smith?
In early June, law enforcement in Minneapolis killed a 32-year-old Black man named Winston Smith, three miles from where George Floyd was murdered.
June 18, 2021
Why Are There Cops in Schools?
If our schools need additional counselors and mentors, turning to police is far from the most suitable choice.
May 26, 2021
Keith Ellison: On the Other Side of Criminal Justice Reform and Transformation Is a Safer Society
The attorney general who organized the prosecution of Derek Chauvin for murdering George Floyd makes the case for police accountability.
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May 24, 2021
The Color of Fear
Was George Floyd allowed to be afraid? Why do Black folk have to be automatons to make sure police don’t read our “flight” responses as “fight” responses?
May 21, 2021
Will New York Join the List of Cities With Progressive DAs?
One of the most important political races in America will be decided here on June 22. And it has nothing to do with Andrew Yang.
May 20, 2021
Did ‘Cancel Culture’ Drive Richard Wright Underground?
On “Memories of My Grandmother” and
The Man Who Lived Underground.
Joseph G. Ramsey
May 19, 2021
The Police Union Failed Miserably in Its Attempt to Beat Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner
Across the country, police unions are trying to defeat progressive reformers. Tuesday’s hotly contested election shows voters remain committed to changing an unjust system.
May 19, 2021
This Is How Police Get Away With Murdering Black People
Andrew Brown Jr. was killed by cops last month, but the local prosecutor refuses to bring charges because he says the killing was “justified.”