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Running for his life — Rayshard Brooks and the dead prison system that couldn’t save him

Why do we continue to spend money on prisons that cannot produce better results? There’s so much to unpack, given the Atlanta cop arrests for the murder of Rayshard Brooks, additional book-selling drama by war pig John Bolton, so-called police … Continue reading

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Obama’s policing town hall remarks [yawn] and why #defundthepolice is not a bad word and an arguably good idea

We have to think about — what does it look like to have a future without police? Phillipe Cunningham; Minneapolis, Minnesota Council Member I get that former President Barack Obama had the marquee name in yesterday’s virtual “Reimagining policing in … Continue reading

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LAQUAN MCDONALD’S DEATH SAYS CHICAGO IS RUN BY MANY ‘BAD APPLES’

Two themes have converged to make Laquan McDonald’s apparent murder by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke a cloudy discussion — Laquan’s Black skin color and the public discussion points that relegated Van Dyke’s behavior to the act of one … Continue reading

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HUNTED

A Black man’s experience with racist police practices and racial violence Add a new rule to the List of Things a Brother Must Never Do to Avoid Being Profiled as a Criminal or Shot Like Trayvon Martin — don’t do … Continue reading

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