police

Targeting the Opposition: The Long, Troubling History of Cops at Pride Parades

Pride started in the late 1950s as a series of riots and protests against police officers. Read more »

Because White Men Can’t Police Their Imaginations: Police Brutality in Anaheim

Why did an off-duty police officer confront teenagers walking home from school with a gun? Read more »

A Conversation and Constellation for Sandra Bland

The problem with talking about race and racism is that it forces us (white and nonwhite alike) to recognize our complicity in a far deeper problem. It would mean we are in a shared struggle not just to defeat this administration. In short, it would mean we are in a revolution. Read more »

Laughing at the Cops: The Disconnect between Police Comedies—like “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”—and the Real Police

In a show that revolves around modern policing, set in the heart of New York City, not admitting that the police have a problem is a problem. Read more »

In California, a Government App Will (Finally!) Track When Police Shoot Civilians

I tested out the new tool that California will use to track violent encounters. And found some problems.  Read more »

Beyond Incarceration: What Could Accountability Look Like in Police Killings?

It’s no surprise that police officers involved in the homicide of Freddie Gray are getting acquittals. We need to rethink what “justice” can look like. Read more »

Debunking Four Myths About Black Lives Matter

Franchesca Ramsey gives advice on responding to frustrating questions like, “So are you saying ONLY Black Lives Matter?” Read more »

We Can Live in a World Where Police Don’t Kill People

There are ways to end police violence. Politicians just ignore them. Read more »

Body Cameras Won't Keep Folks Safe: Police Officers Killed Alton Sterling

His death is the 558th fatal police shooting this year. Read more »

Daniel Holtzclaw is Going to Prison—But That Won't End Sexual Violence

All too often, justice is framed as, “Do you want prison or do you want nothing?” Read more »

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