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Police brutality news and analysis from The Nation
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.
June 7, 2022
The Disturbing Reason the Uvalde Police Won’t Be Held Accountable
Thanks to an old Supreme Court case, Uvalde parents will have a hard time convincing courts to hold police liable for failing to protect their kids.
June 2, 2022
Biden’s Executive Order on Police Reform Is Too Little, Too Late
It does almost nothing to prevent local cops from shooting Black people to death.
May 26, 2022
The Buffalo Attack Is Part of a Long History of Racial Terror
How does a system that devalues Black lives expect the members of society to value them?
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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?