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Defund What?

Proposals to “Defund the Police” are trending as I write this, spurred on by the deaths of George Floyd and Breanna Taylor, among others. But the defund movement has a much longer history in the United States, with serious arguments … Continue reading

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Police Disruption 2

I prefaced my first post on this subject by noting that I have been a participant in many protests in my adult life. The causes have differed widely, including opposition to various wars, support for civil rights, rejection of pipelines, … Continue reading

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Police Disruption 1

I have been a participant in many protests in my adult life. The causes have differed widely, including opposition to various wars, support for civil rights, rejection of pipelines, and dissent against the election of a sexist and racist president. … Continue reading

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Violent Intersections

In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, early in the morning on July 5th, a black man selling CD’s in the parking lot of a convenience store is wrestled to the ground and shot by two police officers. In St. Paul, Minnesota, the … Continue reading

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Police Modern

Baltimore: Freddie Gray. Ferguson: Michael Brown. Cleveland: Tamir Rice. New York: Eric Garner. The paired names of cities and victims of police violence keep mounting; these four only the most publicized in the past year. Several reports have noted that … Continue reading

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