Vox Populi

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Abby Zimet: An Affront To Justice

Amidst our grim, slow slide into a police state where almost no one is safe comes a new report showing ICE arrests of undocumented immigrants at courthouses in New York state have … Continue reading

February 1, 2019 · 2 Comments

Jason Brennan: When the state is unjust, citizens may use justifiable violence

If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old black horticulturalist wrestled down on the streets of New York City in 2014 – you … Continue reading

December 14, 2018 · Leave a 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

Video: Police gun down Mario Woods

Here is a video of the San Francisco police gunning down Mario Woods as he walks away from them. The incident happened on December 2, 2015. Police claim that Woods … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Rebecca Gordon: Turning American Communities Into War Zones, Death By Death

When It Comes to People of Color, the Police Make San Francisco “Baghdad by the Bay” In the photo, five of Beyoncé’s leather-clad, black-bereted dancers raise their fists in a … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Vanessa German: My People Know about the Tears

sometimes i hate you. sometimes i hate you and i feel it rising up in my throat spine lips acid a neon shaft of rage through a red needle an … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

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