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Today 11:45 am
You Cannot Stop Us From Proclaiming “I, Too, Am America”
Watching Tyre Nichols sent home too soon, by the mean and the murderous.
Today 5:00 am
Deadly Violence Against Protesters Is the New Normal
Our over-militarized police force makes de-escalation unthinkable and violence inevitable—and, in the case of the “Cop City” shooting, lethal.
February 2, 2023
What the Charges Against the Cops Who Killed Tyre Nichols Really Mean
Prosecutors chose from multiple potential charges to land on second-degree murder for the five officers who killed Nichols.
January 31, 2023
Cops Lynched Tyre Nichols Because They Knew They Could
All police, regardless of race or background, are employed to uphold a system conceived by white people, for white people, that operates to oppress Black people.
January 30, 2023
When Fighting Racism, Do Sports Matter?
On this week’s episode of the
Edge of Sports
podcast, we discuss the NBA, race and sports, and the police murder of Tyre Nichols.
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January 30, 2023
The Killing of Tyre Nichols Is an Indictment of the Entire Political System
After BLM and the George Floyd protests, the bipartisan elite embraced bolstering police power.
January 4, 2023
The Continuing Imprisonment of Leila de Lima Is an International Scandal
Her incarceration for having the temerity to investigate former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is a stain on the reputation of the new Marcos administration.
November 28, 2022
When the NYPD Gets Desperate
In a high-profile murder case, New York police swabbed hundreds of Black men, illegally used a private DNA lab, and then concealed their tactics.
September 2, 2022
Why We Don’t Say “Reform the Police”
Reforms that leave policing’s core functions in place will not prevent state violence against Black people. To build a better society, we must abolish policing altogether.
Andrea J. Ritchie
June 27, 2022
The NYU Policing Project’s Dirty Money Dilemma
A coalition of law students at New York University has condemned the nonprofit for partnering with various police technology, surveillance, and weaponry companies.