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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

Sarah Lazare: As Protests Sweep Nation, DOJ Confirms Cleveland Police ‘Chaotic and Dangerous’

Last month, amid mounting nationwide outrage at deadly law enforcement violence against black people, Tamir Rice—12 years old, African-American, and unarmed—was shot and killed by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann … Continue reading

December 6, 2014 · 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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