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Glenn Hanna: Why didn’t he shoot? The Toronto cop who did everything right

It may be some time before we hear the full story from the Toronto police constable who apprehended the suspect in Monday’s van attack that left 10 people dead and … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Adam Johnson: 6 Elements of Police Spin — An Object Lesson in Copspeak

. The linguistic gymnastics needed to report on police violence without calling up images of police violence is a thing of semantic wonder. Officers don’t shoot, they are merely “involved” … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Amnesty International Report on Use of Lethal Force by Police in the United States

Report from Amnesty International – June 2015 Hundreds of men and women are killed by police each and every year across the United States. No one knows exactly how many because … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Djelloul Marbrook: What Farmers Can Teach Cops  

As farmers once were, police are isolated from the communities they are supposed to serve. Farmers in upstate New York used to view Cornell’s agricultural extension services with suspicion. What … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Who Polices the Police?

Originally posted on The Contrary Perspective:
Surplus MRAPs: Coming soon to a police force near you? (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Senior Master Sgt. George Thompson) S. and B. Lett Every day…

September 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

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