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Police brutality news and analysis from The Nation
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
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.
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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.
June 16, 2017
The Police Officer Who Killed Philando Castile Is Found Not Guilty
Even a liberal enclave like the one Castile lived in, even having a licensed gun, like Castile had, cannot bring worth to a black man’s life in the eyes of our racist justice system.
May 30, 2017
A Rally for Colin Kaepernick—and Free Speech
People are putting the NFL on notice over its treatment of Colin Kaepernick.