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Police and Law Enforcement
Police and Law Enforcement news and analysis from The Nation
July 28, 2021
Democrats Must Control the Crime Narrative Before It Controls Them
Democrats should offer their own 21st-century vision for reducing crime.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 26, 2021
Why Are Public Defenders Backing a Major Assault on Gun Control?
In the name of Black gun owners, a coalition of progressive attorneys has thrown its weight behind an explosive attempt to eviscerate gun regulations.
July 20, 2021
Policing Won’t Stop Anti-Asian Violence—Solidarity Will
Hate crime legislation and law enforcement will not protect working-class Asian communities.
July 16, 2021
Colombia’s Strategy to Quell Protesters? Shoot at Their Eyes.
Human rights groups estimate as many as 200 protesters have suffered eye injuries after being targeted by Colombia’s notorious anti-riot police.
July 14, 2021
The Violence of Latinx Erasure Starts With Undercounting Victims
The systematic deletion of Latinx people by government databases, media organizations, and Hollywood has enabled killer cops, inhumane immigration policies, and more.
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July 13, 2021
This Time Trump Is Right: He’s Only Getting Worse
On a weekend publicity bender, he praised the January 6 violence as a “lovefest” and continued his quest to make slain rioter Ashli Babbitt a martyr.
July 13, 2021
My Black Generation Is Fighting Like Hell to Stop the Whitelash
We are marching; we are writing; we are protesting—but the forces of white supremacy are still winning.
July 12, 2021
Eric Adams Is Going to Be a Very Different Kind of Mayor
His deep ties to organized labor and Democratic institutions make him a tough opponent for the city’s left. Yet the same institutional checks that have long frustrated progressives will also restrain Adams’s ability to roll back tenant protections.
July 6, 2021
Stop the Enbridge Ecocide!
From Minnesota to Massachusetts, the Canadian pipeline company is engaged in crimes against humanity and the earth—abetted by state power.
June 25, 2021
Chauvin Is Sentenced to 22.5 Years. But Who Killed Winston Smith?
In early June, law enforcement in Minneapolis killed a 32-year-old Black man named Winston Smith, three miles from where George Floyd was murdered.