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Police brutality news and analysis from The Nation
January 12, 2018
How Gang Policing Is Criminalizing Whole Communities
While the Ceasefire model of policing looks progressive, its reliance on gang indictments is anything but.
January 11, 2018
Colin Kaepernick Has Shown That Courage Is Contagious
And sports, of all things, has become an arena of tenacious resistance.
December 1, 2017
Protesters Against Police Violence Risk the Very Thing They’re Fighting
In Baton Rouge, community members protesting Alton Sterling’s death faced police brutality, unjustified arrests, and jail time—and lasting trauma.
November 3, 2017
Why Colin Kaepernick Matters So Much
Why has he become a symbol of hope and resistance? It’s complicated.
October 12, 2017
The Disturbing Parallels Between US Policing at Home and Military Tactics Abroad
This army strategist says today’s policing is looking more and more like a military operation.
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October 11, 2017
The Fraternal Order of Police Must Go
The nation’s largest police organization pursues policies that have deadly consequences for communities of color.
October 9, 2017
Can Podemos and Its Allies Save Spanish Democracy?
They’re offering a responsible alternative to the two sets of flag-wavers on the question of independence for Catalonia.
September 22, 2017
4 Disabled People Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality
Police don’t need better training; they need to stop treating noncompliance as justification for violence.
David M. Perry
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.