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Police brutality news and analysis from The Nation
September 13, 2017
Statement of Solidarity With Michael Bennett
“Michael Bennett has been sitting during the anthem precisely to raise these issues of racist injustice that are now an intimate part of his life. Now we stand with him.”
September 8, 2017
The Las Vegas Police Union Goes in the Gutter to Attack Michael Bennett
The Las Vegas Police Protective Association’s letter to Roger Goodell is repugnant, dangerous, and irresponsible.
September 6, 2017
Stand With Michael Bennett, Even if It’s Uncomfortable
The Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowler and anthem protester needs to know that he does not stand alone.
September 1, 2017
Scandal-Plagued Sheriff David Clarke Would Make a Bad Trump Administration Even Worse
Trump’s favorite lawman wants to shred the Constitution and abandon habeas corpus.
August 15, 2017
How the Police Failed in Charlottesville
Police must learn from past protests to avoid stoking further violence.
Alex S. Vitale
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July 31, 2017
These Cities Are Putting Our Fractious Federal Government to Shame
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, from Denver to Minneapolis.
July 25, 2017
Justine Damond’s Murder Deserves Sympathy and Outrage. So Does Every Incident of Police Violence.
The Minneapolis Police Department should be held accountable, but we can’t forget that police shootings disproportionately impact people of color.
July 24, 2017
Rio’s Olympic Legacy: A Body Count
The current calamity in Rio was predictable. Every prospective Olympic city, especially Los Angeles, should be warned.
July 6, 2017
Adults Think Black Girls Are Older Than They Are—and It Matters
A new study found that, starting at age 5, black girls are viewed by adults as behaving and seeming older than they actually are.
June 23, 2017
Charleena Lyles Was Killed by a Police Department Under a Consent Decree
The untimely death of a 30-year-old woman demonstrates the obvious need for more scrutiny of police, not less.